A WOMAN has revealed that she moved into her Honda Civic in 2019 and has continued to live in the vehicle ever since.
Nikita Crump documents her experiences for her 1 million TikTok followers, regularly posts everyday videos and answers questions about her life situation.
She says she struggled to pay rent before moving into her car and ended up skipping meals so she had enough money to pay bills.
Despite working two jobs, she ran into increasing debt and instead decided to move into her car, adding that she had had to do this before and therefore had some experience to prepare for it.
She shared a range of safety tips on her TikTok page, including how to find sleeping spots at night.
First, Nikita opens the satellite view on Google Maps and then searches for a nice neighborhood, which she thinks can be found by searching for “swimming pools and big houses.”
Then she zooms in to see if there are other cars parked on the streets of the neighborhood. After checking this, she drives to the area to check it out.
Once she knows she can adjust, Nikita tells her to stop and get ready for bed.
She also shows her window coverings, which she uses at night to block any inward view, which are handmade and “effective when it comes to stealth, security and isolation”.
“It’s totally unremarkable,” she says in the clip. “No one knows I’m in here.”
She says she also sometimes sleeps in parking lots and signed up for house sitting so she can sometimes sleep in a house for free.
In her everyday videos, she shares how she uses gyms to shower and fill up water bottles.
And when it comes to eating meals, she has a small tray that attaches to her steering wheel for in-car dining.
While Nikita enjoys living in her car, most of her videos include a warning that “participating in this activity could result in injury to you or others.”
And with fuel costs seemingly constantly rising, that life certainly isn’t for everyone, but Nikita says it’s still cheaper than paying rent and bills.
https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5910846/sick-of-paying-rent-live-in-car/ I was tired of paying rent and skipping meals, so now I live in my car – my steering wheel doubles as a kitchen table