Minimalist Rent-Free City Living in a Tiny House & Stealth Van

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John Paul is living the life, splitting time between his tiny house in the Blue Mountains of Australia and his stealth camping , which doubles as a rent-free central apartment during the work week.

As a minimalist, he has been able to downsize his possessions to the point everything he needs can now fit into a single backpack, which travels with him anywhere he goes.

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  1. Hey guys,
    You left his number plate visible in the video ? if he is parking and sleeping over night in Sydney CBD that’s probably not the best ?

  2. This would be great and id love to do it but i have a cat that i would never abandon, but this is so clever!!! Really well done

  3. John Paul, I admire your lifestyle so much! Thought of it myself but you make it clear its truly possible to live like this. Thank you for sharing your inspiring story!

  4. Appreciate the videos Bryce I love the channel and have been following since forever, can’t wait to see how you go with Your project been waiting for the updates for a while, One more thing man how is your Lotus Belle tent going for you, Love the attention to detail on the videos too how that graphic just floats above the timeline on your videos anyways thumbs up keep doing what youre doing its awesome thanks

  5. I’d love to know how John Paul deals with condensation in his van. I also own a Cirtoën Berlingo (Series I, though) and whenever I sleep in it, with a window slightly open, I wake up with condensate running off the windows and the metal panels. I live in South Africa which has a similar climate to Australia, and where I’ve camped has been pretty similar to Sydney/Melbourne.

  6. I really liked this guys tiny house. Its very much scaled down. I think I’ll be taking the kitchen style with the deep counter to use in my studio

  7. I”m confused – somebody gave him use of the land and existing house? Is it that easy in the Blue Mountains, a single FB post gets numerous offers to live free on their land?

  8. nice crib..i can see myself living there a single place for me…but not in the forest …..need to add some tv wifi so on..

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