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We 'dwellers know this can be a rewarding and frugal lifestyle, but not everyone will share our enthusiasm. Be prepared for judgement, ignorant comments, and “down by the river” jokes.
If your friends and family are hippies, experienced travelers, or adventurous types they may be supportive. Other folks either won't understand or may even be hostile. It is common for family to try to dissuade potential vandwellers from the lifestyle for one or more reasons: