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Old 09-01-2015, 11:50 AM   #11
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Hard to believe its worse here than the San Fran area! When I got my notice it was "move this or you will incur a $250 per day penalty".
Whooaa. Are there some laws I should know about? Could I get directed to a site or page on this forum?

I'm a complete newbie. Just a passion for change.
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:31 PM   #12
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You'll have to look into your local laws... But its always impossible to fight city hall.
I own a commercial lot in a downtown area of a rural town. Semi's were parked right next to my bus but I got the code enforcement letter, not the semi's.
I ended up having to get rid of that bus.
This time I had several options for storage. Which still isn't quite enough.

I'm going to have to buy my own land somewhere remote. Seems no matter where I put a bus someone cries about it. Even out in the country on twenty or so acres.
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:25 PM   #13
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Florida might be worse than California. I have heard some crazy HOA stories in Florida.
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:28 PM   #14
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Wow. So you know the area well.

Yikes!!! That's scary to have to dodge the meter person soo often.

What were the tickets about? Do they ticket when they see an rv set up or if you are just in a no parking zone?

Thanks for sharing. I really appreciate it. I have this real burden to be free of pouring into someone elses lifestyle. My apartment is great but I want to invest that rental money in my own future.
Mainly parking in excess of 72 hours. Got towed once. I promise you it is not something you want to deal with. If you don't have a safe place to park off street, it will be like having another job.
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:44 PM   #15
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Mainly parking in excess of 72 hours. Got towed once. I promise you it is not something you want to deal with. If you don't have a safe place to park off street, it will be like having another job.
OOoo.. I just read something about the 72 hours ordinance. I'll keep this in mind as I move forward. Challenges on every side. But solutions exist too. Exiting!
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:03 AM   #16
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You might look into a stealth camper van for city dwelling.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:00 AM   #17
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You might look into a stealth camper van for city dwelling.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:06 AM   #18
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Hola.
Yea..the van life... that wouldn't fit my lifestyle and to be honest the cool factor would be lost for me.

I really want a tiny house but that comes with its on set of challenges in this area..I see the skoolie as the next best thing.

I have a great apartment! I am not going to move out anytime soon. Definitely not for something which isn't a dream fulfilled. Plan is to source out a place where I can build out the bus and store it within a 100 mile.

We cross each bridge as it comes. A challenge is just a door waiting to be opened. Had a friend of a friend come up to me Sunday wanting to create t-shirts for my social enterprise...I didn't have the resources to create the shirts.. I was waiting on a miracle and it came to me.

Glad I put this post up. It allowed me a peek into some of the serious challenges and got my brain to working for solutions.
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:21 PM   #19
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There is a HUGE catch 22 with tiny living and cities. Most building codes won't allow for tiny homes, so look for micro apartments, nope those are against zoning too... Ok well how about a bus or rv? Sure but you can't park them inside the city limits thats against codes too. If you want to live inside a city and be a minimalist, it is Stealth van or nothing. If you need some more space get a cargo trailer and convert it too. A lot of cities have ordinances against vehicles over 7ft parked on streets at night, I have a feeling this might change a bit as there is a shift to work vans taller than 7ft. 100 mi near the bay area can end up being a 5hr round trip, good luck.
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There is a HUGE catch 22 with tiny living and cities. Most building codes won't allow for tiny homes, so look for micro apartments, nope those are against zoning too... Ok well how about a bus or rv? Sure but you can't park them inside the city limits thats against codes too. If you want to live inside a city and be a minimalist, it is Stealth van or nothing. If you need some more space get a cargo trailer and convert it too. A lot of cities have ordinances against vehicles over 7ft parked on streets at night, I have a feeling this might change a bit as there is a shift to work vans taller than 7ft. 100 mi near the bay area can end up being a 5hr round trip, good luck.
Very true. Not going the Stealth van route. The bus route takes more effort but I'm not in a rush. I can take my time and create what I want.

Today I thought about using the it as a rental place. I saw a number of campers on airbnb. Friends own homes it could be a joint investment.

Crossing bridges when I get there... wow hopefully laws change soon.
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