I am a woman, 57, and I have been homeless for a long time now. I live in other people's homes. At the moment I stay on a farm in the desert of the Northern Cape. Up to now things were not bad but the public health services are useless and my disability Grant in South Africa is not enough to even buy food. I have fibromyalgia, and a smoker moved in next door so I am sick on a permanent basis with sinusitis and coughing spells. I just want to leave. I want to find a place where there are good clinics (there are good government clinics in SA) and park there and look for part time work. I do proofreading and editing online, but the wifi isn't always working so I can't commit to anything which frustrates me terribly. I can't afford my own. I'm not wanting to go and sit and watch grass grow. I am a bit better and if I can get into nature where I stay on my own and don't feel guilty about not being able to pay, I know I will beat this. Obviously I don't have family or I would not be in this situation - if there is someone who has a house they aren't using and maybe an old but workable bakkie, and it is in a rural area, I would stay there and look after your home. However, I don't have much. No bed, I think a chair and a portable TV. So this is why the caravan home makes sense.
I also don't want to be fully dependent on electricity so any solar energy company who would donate solar panels to use on top of caravan if that is even possible,you are welcome to decorate the caravan as you like outside. People can see it wherever I go.
As soon as things are better I would like to go further into the wild and see about wildlife photography, for that I will need a partner. This is a rough life, luxuries are few and far between. South Africa is a beautiful country with many kind people, the way I can give back is to show them to you. So think carefully before you contact me. Also, you will be required to have a background check done and have all the relevant documents. But that is the future. For now, I just want my own place to call home and be independent and not to have to ask people for favours. I'm not lazy, I am sick. I'm not dead, just chronically sick. I have to get out of this toxic environment and start living my life. So please, I'm sorry I have to ask for this, but it has come to that now.