Motor Home For Rent As Alternative In High-Rent Echo Park

Motor Home For Rent As Alternative In High-Rent Echo Park


PAT: WHAT COULD YOU RENT FOR $508 A MONTH IN ONE OF L.A.’S HIPPEST NEIGHBORHOODS. THE ANSWER MAY HAVE YOU ROLLING. PAUL: A SMALL BOX. HERE’S WHY CITY HALL SAYS NOT SO FAST. REPORTER: ECHO PARK NEIGHBORHOOD MAY BE A TOUGH PLACE IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO RENT. HE THINKS HE HAS A CREATIVE ALTERNATIVE. HOW BIG IS THIS? ABOUT 110 SQUARE FEET. OFF ARING HAS WINNEBAGO MOTORHOME FOR $850 A MONTH. THE REAL ESTATE WEB SITE SAYS A ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT IN ECHO PARK AVERAGES MORE THAN $1,600 A MONTH. HE POSTED HIS AD ON CRAIGSLIST TWO WEEKS AGO. HE SAYS HE BOUGHT THE RV FOUR YEARS AGO AFTER OVERCOMING A MEDICAL PROBLEM. HE DIDN’T WANT TO RELY ON DISABILITY COVERAGE AND THE WINNEBAGO AALLOWED HIM TO WORK FROM HOME. I WANTED TO GET OUT FROM UNDERNEATH A HUGE MONTHLY COST OF LIVING BILL. HE QUICKLY FOUND IT WAS EEKEY FRIENDLY. I’M USING LESS ELECTRICITY AND LESS WATER. THE RV IS PARKED IN THE BACKYARD OF A TRIPLEX AND THE RENTER WITH HEAL — HAVE ACCESS TO THE LAUNDRY ROOM. THE’VE WOULD RUN YOU $600 A MONTH OVER 15 YEARS. THE L.A. DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND SAFETY SAYS YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY TO LIVE IN AN RV HERE AND THE DEPARTMENT WILL INVESTIGATE ANY COMPLAINTS IT GETS. HE SAYS HE CHECKED WITH THE CITY OFFICIALS AND BELIEVES WHAT HE IS DOING IS OKAY. AS LONG AS I DON’T TAKE THIS OUT ON THE ROAD WITHOUT BEING REGISTERED AND INSURED, IT CAN BE BACK HERE AND AS LONG AS YOU’RE DOING THE APPROPRIATE SANITATION. WHICH HE ALSO SAYS HAS HELPED HIM FROM FLUSHING MONEY DOWN THE

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