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Sunday, November 7th, 2010
7:33 pm
Help all my stuff got stolen while riding threw Atlanta!


Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
2:08 pm
alright- how do you deal with black mold? Cuz we've got a real problem with it.
Do you think wearing face coverings would help?
Sunday, February 1st, 2009
9:58 pm
 just curious as to how much money each of you carry on the road with you?
i'm in college right now, dreadfully, and have to use osap for christ sake. i feel like bolting, i've been visualizing it.. for a good year now, but am worse than broke. any input would be awesome.
Friday, November 14th, 2008
8:09 pm
Hey, I was wondering if anyone knew about or could fill me in on squatting laws in New York (outside of NYC).
Much appreciated, Thanks.
Sunday, October 26th, 2008
12:27 am
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
3:36 am
Does anyone have experience squatting in the south?
I'm thinking mostly about keeping the heat down and dealing with the tidal wave of crack heads.
Also, this place is the first suburb-ish area I've ever squatted (abandond hospital/camping is more my style)- what do you people do to keep yourself unknown when going to and from your place? do you really even need to?
<3 thx

Current Mood: tired
Monday, September 22nd, 2008
5:10 pm
first post... i think?
i'm getting restless in college. i'm a junior and it looks like i'll be here five years instead of four. i'm really feeling just up and taking off right now, but i think staying in school until i finish is the right thing to do. what would you suggest i do to keep from going nuts in the meantime? i've been exploring my city (austin) more often and picked up an interest in urban exploration. it seems to help, but i've been too busy with work and school to make much time for adventures. help!
Thursday, September 18th, 2008
5:00 pm
Me and my dog
Alright, sorry to cross post, i just really want to get htis ball rolling ASAP.  Not running from anything, just sick of feeling so stagnant.

I used to hitchhike and hop trains in my younger years, but ended up giving the whole rent and car payment stuff a shot.  It's not working out, i keep moving anyway, and i feel like i 'm spending every dime i have starting over every few months.

Just like you can't make a hooker a housewife, you can't make a nomad a denizen of society.  I yearn to hit the road again, and feel free again.  I need to smell the oil and the asphalt again.

If anyone's thinking of bouncing and coming through ohio, let me know!  I'll meet you wherever.  No warrants, no probation, none of that shit.

Hit me up if you're coming through here.  I'll be gone in about 4-6 weeks regardless, but it'd be nice to have some company.



Current Mood: hopeful
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008
5:25 pm
getting a driver's license while squatting??
has anyone ever tried to do this? here's my scenario: i've (potentially) found a good, secure abandoned house to squat in Asheville [at least until it gets cold], but i might need to get a driver's license for a job (if i am even hired... if not, this isn't an issue). the house HAS an address, yah, but i'd need to have the DL sent to me, and i doubt mr. postman would deliver mail to abandoned house. read somewhere that NC will not accept a PO box as a valid address anymore, otherwise i'd just do that...

anyone who has any advice, hit me up - RENT = RANSOM FOR EXISTENCE.

~ melissA
Saturday, May 31st, 2008
8:01 pm
Hey, I'm gonna be in Oregon and California later this year and was looking for places to crash, collective houses, squats and the like. Obviously posting illegal squats over the internet is bad news so if you could just point me in the right direction../city/neighborhood :)
Happy squatting!
Saturday, April 5th, 2008
2:59 am
Possible Cross Country Trek...Atlanta to Seattle
Hey all. I may be driving my janky old car from Atlanta to Seattle on a wing and a prayer in the next couple months and I'm trying to figure out where the hell to sleep safely along the way. I have friends w/couches in Colorado and Idaho, and possibly Missouri.

To be honest I'm not that famliar w/squatting culture other than hearing a bit about squatters' rights from my public interest lawyer roommate when I lived in NYC, but I've been reading here today and it seems an incredible thing. Much respect and props to all of you. It's inspiring me to find ways to live outside a system I become more discouraged with daily.

So back to my original point....safe places to sleep. I saw the link to WWOOF in an earlier entry here, which is awesome, and there's the obvious camping option. Is there anything else out there? Commune type places or anything that that would take a 1 night visitor? I'm a chick and likely going this long trip alone, so safety's just a concern for me.

That being said, if you're somewhere along the way and want to go somewhere along my route, let me know. If you could offer anything towards gas, that would be exceptionally awesome....anything meaning money, or a bit of food, or a place to sleep for a night. Please be, you know, not insane or a crackhead, etc. I'd prolly only have room in the car for one person at a time...cuz it's not a big car and will have the rest of my shit in it. Maybe 2 people if you don't mind being crammed in with my guitar and books and clothes.

www.myspace.com/branwyn32   If you want to see what I'm about and verify my not being insane.
Thursday, February 21st, 2008
9:42 pm
hey all, i'm new to the community :)
i'm living out of a bag in europe, me & my friend are in berlin at the moment & are hoping to settle here for a while. we've been to see some of the squats here & they are utterly amazing. inspirational. so the question is, how does one become a part of them? we felt incredibly guilty/awkward just going in to admire the art, walking into someone's house & all... but we just fell in love with them & were wondering .... how do you join a squat? sorry if this is a really dumb question, they just seemed quite insular & i guess i just wondered if there is any sort of, er... protocol, involved? thanks muchly ay.
Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
12:13 am
Hey hey. New here.
Hi all,
I was wondering if anybody knew any squats in Montreal, Quebec that I could contact to crash and share the upkeep for awhile. I'm going to be going out there this summer and possibly staying for a bit, but I'd want to get in touch with the people long before then, just so that I'm not just a random person looking for a place to crash.

Thanks for any info,

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
9:14 pm
squat kids in philly?
i know y'all gotta be out there somewhere... :)

once it gets a bit warmer, i'm contemplating finding myself a nice little place somewhere in the city - god only knows there's enough abandoned houses/buildings to do it. however, if anyone has already started somethin up and would be willing to accomodate another person, i'd love to hook up with y'all... if ya could hit me back at my email: residentalien57@yahoo.com, it would be mucho appreciated. thanks, and have a blessd day. :))
Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
5:25 pm
dealing with pyros?
 I was wondering if anyone had experience in dealing with pyromaniacs...

 I mean, other than setting them on fire.
Monday, November 12th, 2007
7:56 pm
new house!
so im building a house in some woods in north GA and i want to use only dumpstered/found/natural/anything free materials and i was thinking about using earth bags for some parts of it and i was wondering if anyone knows where to get a lot of burlap sacks for free. let me know.
Friday, November 9th, 2007
12:39 pm
greetings! i wanted to ask if any of you knew of any squats in the ny area. i'm an anthropology student and, despite feeling like i'm totally throwing my credibility out the window, i want to do an undergraduate thesis on squatting culture. anyway, so i figure living in a squat for a couple months coupled with some interviews would give me enough data/info to write an enthography of why/how people are living outside of the system. any leads? thanks for your help--<3

Saturday, October 13th, 2007
11:17 pm
i can't hold a job. i do my best not to buy anything either. but i think i'd accomplish a lot more for my beliefs if i could get it together and support myself. mooching off my parents or squatting in the streets isn't saving the world. right now, it's my goal to go back to college, and try to get things that i write published. but i don't have the money for tuition, and so it looks like i'm going to have to get a job, for the first time in four years. i've never held a job for more than a couple months though. and it's not just because i'm lazy, or because i've decided to skip town on whim. it's because i've really never believed in what i was doing. in fact, i've been completely against it. sure, someday maybe i can work for some non-profit organization that somehow manages to pay me. after college. but in the meantime, i've got to get on the grind and hit the pavement and all that. and i've got to keep the job and not waste the money.

how do people who are against capitalism manage to hold jobs? i really can't understand it. am i mentally ill? does this qualify me for welfare?

for me, ends do not justify means, no matter how hard i try. because i AM mentally ill; i'm depressed. i can't see the ends. i can fantasize about them, but i cannot realistically imagine them actually occurring in my life. i can't live for tomorrow. i need immediate gratification. i don't have any patience. i can't go and work for something i'm probably against that i'll surely hate to get where i want to be in life.

what gets you through the work day when you're against working? seriously, i need some help and encouragement. whatever tips anybody has, please share them with me. this includes ideas for jobs i could do that i would be able to stand. most of my work experience has been in the customer service industry, and my job titles have been things such as "professional burger-flipper" and such.
Friday, October 5th, 2007
5:55 pm
two story woods squat!

I'd like to make something like this, awesome, no? There are remains of brick and mortar buildings with concrete bases scattered in these woods. I don't live here, in case you're wondering, my squat is super secret and looks boring. The owner of that squat is very sneaky, too.

Here's a random link to a squat inside a mall which lasted for FOUR years before they got evicted:
Thursday, October 4th, 2007
4:47 pm
just saying hi
i have been a member of this community for a while and figured i should say hi and, at least, explain why i decided to be a part of the community. i currently live on Cape Cod (yeah, that horrible place). i am sick of it. Everybody knows everybody and everybodies business. It is worse when you are dating... anyone in the situation of dating in a small type town/city may know what i mean. It is expensive here and the exact opposite of diverse. i need out and i need to find new people. more diverse people with similur interests. AND SO i desided i am going to go to New York. i currently have a friend, safe to say my only 'true' friend, who i have known for years. She goes to PRATT Inst. in Brooklyn. We are going to get a place together but she cant move until she finishes up her year and then finishes a possible internship in Vermont. My lease here on cape is up in March i believe. That leaves a 6 month window of me having to be on my own until she can move in. The plan was to find a place for myself and when she was able to move then she could live with me and we could find a better place together since we will have more income.

i collect disability. So when i go to New York (jobless) i will have a gaurenteed check coming in... but it isnt much and from my searching... may not get me a place. i am perfectly fine with going the homeless route until i land a job and such. In fact, it has been something i have always wanted to try. It much be so nice to not have to worry about bills. So it is quite possible i will be a squatter in brooklyn come spring and if this does turn out to be the case, i am sure you will see many more posts from me in the future.
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