Vehicle dweller

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A vehicle dweller, or car dweller, is a person who lives out of a car or other vehicle.[1][2][3][4][5] Vehicle dwellers are considered to be homeless persons in most parts of the United States. Although technically, they are not homeless, since the very definition of a home is a permanent place where one lives. Many vehicle dwellers are forced by necessity to live out of their vehicle, although some do so as a lifestyle choice, as in the case of some van dwellers.


  1. ^ Car Dwellers Could Get The ‘Boot’ Under Proposed Parking Law, Joshua McNichols, KUOW News, [1]
  2. ^ Palo Alto Deals With Vehicle Dwellers, Wall Street Journal, Deborah Gage, 7-12-2012, [2]
  3. ^ Who are the vehicle dwellers?, Vickie Boone, Palo Alto Weekly
  4. ^ Academia Learns About Vehicle Dwellers, May 27, 2013, Hearts of Fire Project, [3]
  5. ^ City of Palo Alto on a collision course with homeless vehicle dwellers, Chad Brunswick, Palo Alto Free Press, 8-5-2013, [4]