I did for a few months in 1993. It was some of the best days of my life. It was never meant as a permanent home though.Has anyone ever lived in a van before? I have heard you can get them as cheap as 400 dollars then tow it somewhere to live in it. Extra room could be added to a homestead by parking a van up and connecting it.
Good point, but the OP didn't say where he is from. If you are in TX you really don't have to worry about the snow as much... but then again, it can get super hot in there as well.I can tell you from experience that a snow cave insulated with pine needle thatch and heated with only a candle lantern is warmer during blizzard conditions than trying to camp in your car, huddling in a GI wool blanket having the window cracked an inch for ventilation while trying to run the engine for the heater. A metal van body is a wind break only and isn't much better than no shelter at all.