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In Seattle, there are a number of “homeless”, or, as the new phrase says “unhoused” people who have found the funds to acquire an old RV. These “vehicles” are parked everywhere around the area, and have basically taken over parks all over Seattle and environs. The south end of Green Lake Park is saturated with the broken-down vehicles, and they are eyesores.
In Ballard, on the Northwest side of the city (where I lived for 17 years in a previous life), one RV-dweller has come up with a new wrinkle on the concept. The “homeowner” has added a second story to his vehicle. Sorry I couldn’t provide a picture, but here’s a quote from the article at KOMO:
…a parked RV in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood that has added a makeshift second story has shocked people like Alex Hardy who live or work in the area.
“Over the weekend they put up walls,” said Hardy, referencing the vehicle on 8th Avenue NW that has . “It’s insane.”
…We’re worried that maybe it’s going to fall down,” Imbler-Bremner said, adding that he and other residents are primarily worried about the makeshift wooden structure toppling over onto passing vehicles or a pedestrian. Residents feel like the city is not doing enough to address their concerns. “We feel like they have more rights than us. I mean to go up on our house (to add a story) we would have to have several permits.”
Welcome to the hellhole that is now Seattle, where the taxpayers are less important to the city government than the hordes of street people who live essentially for free, just about anywhere they decide to put up a tent or park their broken-down, filthy RV.Published in