Well I am out of here soon, too. That is after 23 years, 17 of them with a job, and now 12 of those years with my home-sweet-home caravan in the unapproved zone. Twice I attempted getting into the owning of a piece of real estate paradise illusion, but not quite.
So, instead of great unearned wealth, I am moving to Hobart. That is an ideal size for a city it seems to me, and a place I have lived before.
Shame there was not a caravan park for permanent residents created here as unanimously endorsed by the council in 2002. It was a new idea in the Affordable Housing Strategy and, as far as I know, a new idea globally. However, phasing out permanent rental spots for caravans, tents, etc seems to be the policy from up on high, without saying as much. Despite the fact that unapproved, and sometimes unhealthy, use of emergency shelters proliferate. See Wikipedia ‘Tent City’.
It seems that most people prefer to be warm, dry and safe rather than die of pneumonia, get mugged, frostbite, raped, murdered, etc. So, it’s bye for now and thanks for the nudge – I hope.
Jed Stuart, Upper Main Arm