Man lives in a storage unit and explains how to get away with it

007craft lived a lavish life of luxury—in a U-Haul storage unit. The key, he says, is being a ghost: do nothing that could get you noticed.

I had just came back from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and found myself homeless. I had given up my apartment to go hike and now that I was back I wanted to turn my car into a livable space. I eventually did that … but found I still needed access to lots of stuff from my storage unit which was 6x4x10 and everything was just jammed in there. I figured there had to be a better way. I scoped out a 10x10x6 unit and moved all my stuff inside. Still super small, I managed to build shelves and organize it in a way where everything is accessible. But why stop there! I decided to build shelves and a water system and setup my actual apartment so I could live there. I was moving in! I ended up living in the unit for around 2 months. I only spent around $100 making the space as efficient as I did, mostly because I already owned so much hardware. The cost of rent on my unit was $205 a month (which included insurance). A bargain, considering an apartment in the area was $1000+ a month. I made this video showcasing my work/unit.

The power extension cable seems awfully obvious to me, too, but I guess if they're not looking for it, they won't see it.

It's interesting how eager commentators are to turn him in, and to boast about having turned him in. Ten years ago, he'd have received intrigued praise for messing with the system. Five years ago, he'd have been buried in handwringing concern talk from net-nannies. Now people compete to be the first the inform the proper authorities. In truth there's a fair mix of all the above, but the trend toward the latter is very 2017.

He held an AMA on Reddit to explain the details.

Where do you shower?

At the gym or community center. I workout every day so Im always clean. I did have plans to build a popup shower that attached to the bathroom sink with a hose (Hot water) and trickle down through a popup stall. This would have worked because the bathroom was large and had a floor drain. Ultimately I did not stay long enough to actually make it.