Interesting thread that comes back to life. I have ended up homeless in September 2004 but saw it coming. All I had was my Cannondale MTB and a homemade trailer containing my camping gear and a few souvenirs. I was lucky enough to have a childhood friend who had inherited 45 acres where he already allowed 6 formally homeless people to settle. It took me 12 days to reach the spot where I built a tiny cabin entirely from salvaged materials (it's amazing what some companies throw away). I ended up living there off-grid for 2 years. We were 7 and each had it's role. Some took care of the gardens, others raised the animals that were given to us and I took care of the woodworking and metalworking workshops (as well as some of the administrative work since the owner worked overseas). We even had a dedicated cook! I would occasionally forge a few things and sell salvaged junk on flea markets to help pay for the taxes and buy a few tools. We also managed to house several WOOFERS all year round and were in contact with several other "alternative sites". I had other plans for my life so I moved out when I found a good job. I sometimes miss that life and would return there if I had to become homeless again. I then also discovered the "alternative" world and know quite a few other places I could now settle if needed. I know that the cabin I built at the time is still used and slept in in again in 2013 when I visited them for a wedding.