Think about your own home. It’s filled with the things you love, probably some people you love and has seemingly whatever you may need. Sure, we could always use nice new appliances, trendy decor, and comfier furniture. But most people would say they’re grateful for the place they can call home.
So what would you do if all of that was gone one day? Where could you go, if anywhere? Luckily, some of us have friends or families that could take us in. But for many, there’s no place left to go other than the streets.
But one man named Carlos didn’t let this get in the way of him finding a place he could call his own. You won’t believe what he has in #9!
#12 New York Is A Massive City
New York currently has a population of over 8 million residents! That’s a pretty massive amount of people, even for a large city. Because of this and more and more people migrating towards the city, the rent is out of control. Unfortunately, many people have lost their homes because of high prices. And there’s something else about the population that you won’t believe.
#11 They Have A Massive Homeless Population
The truth about the New York City population is that for every 147 residents, one of them is homeless. That amounts to be over 50,000 people who are forced to live in homeless shelters, or worse, on the streets. But there’s one man who found a way to survive comfortably in this concrete jungle as a homeless man.
#10 One Man Thinks He Has The Answers
Obviously, being homeless is undesirable as you’re forced to make the street your new home. But not only is it just plain uncomfortable, but it’s dangerous as well! You don’t have a home to protect you from thieves and other criminals, so not only are your belongings at risk, but your body is as well. But one man, Carlos, has found a way to protect himself from these elements while remaining homeless!
#9 He’s Found A Home In A Hole
Carlos has found himself a hole inside a New York City subway tunnel! That’s right, that’s him popping out of a literal hole in the ground. People don’t normally fantasize about finding a hole in the subway tunnel to live in, but for the homeless population, this is a dream come true!
#8 It’s In The Perfect Spot
Carlos’s hole in the ground is the perfect spot. He’s hidden from obvious effects of weather and harsh New York precipitation, and he’s also able to hide from criminals looking to steal any money or belongings he has. What he is doing is also illegal, but with such a secretive spot, he hasn’t been caught yet!
#7 He’s Not The First To Live There
Carlos was not the first resident of the subway hole in the ground. He actually found the place because a friend suggested it! The friend obviously no longer needed the space so he offered it up to Carlos! What he has is something many people without homes only dream of possessing! But there’s still one thing that makes this home extra special…
#6 One Thing Sets His Home Apart
Sure, Carlos may have found a safe and warm place to live, but that’s not even the best part of it all. He was actually able to wire the place to have electricity! For a man living alone in such a small space, he doesn’t use enough for anyone to notice. And it’s given him more than he could ever ask for.
#5 He’s Living Decently
Now, Carlos has light to read and see during the dark hours of the night. When a train comes, Carlos does have to hide so as to not worry anyone on the train who might see him. But with the electricity, he doesn’t have to hide out in the dark. There’s one more thing that still makes Carlos’s home all the more unique.
#4 He Has A Fridge!
That’s right, Carlos’s tiny hole is actually equipped with a mini fridge and a microwave! Carlos is able to get things by going through the garbage or saving up change he buys! This way, he’s able to store food for much longer and has things you wouldn’t be able to without a fridge.
#3 He Can Cook His Own Food
Carlos also now has the ability to cook his own food because of a microwave and burner. This allows him to actually cook healthy food and make meals last instead of relying on perishable goods or unhealthy fast food! He’s able to do this all without having to pay a dime in rent or utilities.
#2 He Doesn’t Have All The Luxuries
Sure, Carlos’s situation doesn’t sound like a night at the Ritz-Carlton. But from going to living on the streets to this, it sure does appear to be a luxury to Carlos! He doesn’t have to pay rent and he’s still able to live in a city he loves while eating food he enjoys! It’s not always easy, but there’s one thing Carlos always remembers…
#1 For Now, He Has A Home
It would be hard to still consider Carlos homeless now, as he has apparently made himself a rather nice place to live! Conditions could still be better, but he’s a positive person who truly enjoys the place he’s in at the moment! Not even some homeowners could say the same!
Carlos has proved that even in the worst possible scenario, things don’t always have to be so bad! Being homeless is not an easy thing. There are dangers all around us no matter where we are, but living in the city is all the more challenging.
New York City has a serious problem they need to address, but for the time being, people still need a place they can eat, stay clean in, and most importantly, feel safe in. Carlos has certainly found a place to do all of that in, even if it is a hole in the ground!
Do you know anyone who lives in a weird location? Do you think you could live in a hole like Carlos does? Let us know what you think and share with your friends to hear their opinions!