>be living in shitty basement in detroit, lucky cops haven't found me living in this abandoned building. It smells like shit and vomit, and is cold as fuck. Luckily i managed to rig up an internet connection, so i can ask for advice. What all can i do to improve this place?
Not him, but don't you think that living in your own, small, clean and comfy van is several times better than dwelling in cold shitty basement of Detroit Book Depository, where you can get killed or raped by hobos?
>implying it's not a bait
While I know you're not actually living in a basement in Detroit, you're just a kid who thinks it would be cool to be homeless, here is some advice anyway. Also please note none of this applies directly to Detroit, as I've never even been there.
First the biggest issue is security, not from cops, they'll hassle you but won't generally beat you, kill you, or rape you. Now security here doesn't mean carry a gun because if you do then suddenly the cops will beat and kill you. It means securing your "home" basically find a way to make it very hard to access your area. Which means you need some way to lock it from the inside. A big beefy lock is the best way but you can use a few 2x4's with a giant nail as a swivel to block the door from opening inwards.
Next step is to clean it up as best as you can without making it obvious. Remove all the debris you can. You can try to wash it down to remove smells but honestly you get used to smells very quickly. If it's terrible buy or make a nose plug.
Next for the heat issue, don't try anything with electric because someone will notice and if it's really abandoned, the power is off. Assuming it's a shit old basement (and thus not airtight), you could run little propane stove to heat some water or food but anything burning runs the risk of killing you.
Your best bet for the cold is to build a small platform to raise you off the floor. Rig up some sort of "mattress" out of blankets. Then have several blankets on top of you. With enough blankets, you can survive a Siberian winter night outside.
Anything beyond making it a warm and safe place to sleep at night is stupid and some kid's apocalypse fantasy. Find somewhere you can take a shower and keep your clothes clean. The best way to avoid getting hassled when homeless is to not look homeless.
>claim to be 21
>be posting pic of shitty basement from the internet, then spin fictional story about living in a shitty basement of an abandoned building in Detroit attempting to troll /diy/
Please fuck the fuck off.
i figured it out because for some bizarre reason, the two buildings had linked wires, why they didn't remove these in my basement, i don't know ,but i found where the wire goes, tried it out and boom internet.
$500 will NOT buy a house in Detroit. I say this as someone who lived in Warren.
$500 will buy you a decrepit wooden frame filled with mould and rusted iron pipes. $5000 might be just enough to demolish it, assuming you do it yourself. Then you have about an acre (at best) of polluted dirt that you'll have to pay backtaxes on, and may or may not have a functional utility connection.
Even a $10,000 RV is a better investment than buying any of the old homes in Detroit. There's a reason why perfectly good real estate is turning into urban prairie, because the cost of making it usable doesn't justify owning it.
Ethernet as we know it didn't exist until IEEE standardization in 1985. Considering that Detroit was already starting it's freefall since the gas crisis in 1970, it's very very very unlikely you'd find an Ethernet jack inside a random building. You've probably found a phone jack, at best. Even then it would be impossible to "rig" an Ethernet jack to "steal wifi", and finally there isn't any Ethernet cables, telephone cables or electrical cables in general in abandoned buildings because people steal them and sell them for scrap.
So my point is, you're clearly lying.
It actually had one, i was surprised myself, this isn't the first abandoned building i've been in. And thank for telling me not to waste my money on a shack. I probably should be using the time i have to look for a job and not be on 4chan
>It actually had one, i was surprised myself
No, it didn't. I've done urbex in Detroit and NONE of the buildings have any wiring in them, because of the scrap value. It's plain to everyone that you're just making shit up, so just stop posting.
I've been into enough to know that within a year of a building going dark all the electrical is pulled out by scalpers before the city can tear it down. Remember, Detriot is a coon town. From a single house you can easily get $500 worth of copper just in wiring, if there's copper pipes you can get $2000+ and more if there's an AC system.
And once again, Ethernet was not common until the 2000s. There are no Ethernet jacks in buildings that have been vacant for 20-30 years, and there certainly aren't any in homes that were owned by people who couldn't afford computers.
both of which are illegal too
anyway, I'm done getting le trolled so either post pics or didn't happen
> hard to find spots in detroit to park it.
Now I know you're lying. I lived in metro Detroit for years, and visited the D often. There's nothing but free space around there to park; hell, a lot of the city is cleared space now.
"I already said it was all a hoax," the OP posted from his comfy, safe, secure bedroom in his safe, secure, luxurious suburban home, utterly heartbroken that his dreams of troll stardom came crashing down like a condemned building in his fictional Detroit.
The OP learned a valuable lesson that day: Pretending to be a nigger is one thing, but pretending to be a *convincing* nigger, well, let's just say that it's tougher than it sounds, and pretending to be a *Detroit* nigger? That's best left up to the professionals. The OP pondered this new-found wisdom over the plate of freshly-microwaved chicken tendies his mother had just brought him, chewing each delicious morsel thoughtfully.
>This is what passes for trolling these days
I swear, you kids have it easy. Back in my time we had to walk up hill in the snow to troll. So we damn well made sure it was something worth the effort.
I still have my well worn trollingsnowshoes hanging up on my wall. The webbing all but non-existent. The frames with visible cracks running through them. Oh the stories they could tell...
You brats just don't know how good you have it.
Okay, forget OP and his grandiose charade, let's turn this thread into an urbex/temporary shelter/homelessness general.
>Finding and securing shelter in urban areas
>Local sources of inexpensive/free food, power, and internet
>Useful items sourced from abandoned buildings
>Avoiding danger, from asbestos and exposed live wires to meth addicts and the police
Personally I just want to drag a couple couches and some other furniture up to the second or third story of some abandoned structure with a nice view to have a place to chill away from any modern distractions. Just sit, read, drink a beer, watch the sun set.
Why would a person be homeless in a place like detroit? If I lost my home, there'd be absolutely nothing left to keep me from hitching to Cali and being homeless there instead. And yes, I'm aware op was a fag got troll, it's just a general question.
even tho this is a troll therad, i'll post some advice for any future squatters.
>how to stay warm:
you will need to construct a smaller room if you live in a big spacy, squat.
you can get planks and shit for any nearby construction site.
like some anon posted before get a big lock, and have some alarms i.e.
put lots or loud debris infront of entrances (broken glass, cans, plastic...)
if you live in a dangerous area, make some traps.
>removing the smell
put vinegar/lemon juice mixed with baking soda in spray bottle, spray on walls and floor, scrub. (do this every day for about a week)
chlorine dioxide is used to remove mold
>So you post a troll image
Nothing troll about those candle heaters, people use the old adage energy-in = energy-out but it's how that energy is stored and distributed/radiated that matters