Back when the millenium was new, Vago Damitio decided he’d had enough of the corporate world and decided to see what it was like being homeless. Actually, he’d only been in the corpoate world for about six months and he became house-less, not homeless.
His mission was to learn how to live in America without a job, a house, or any other impediments to having as much freedom as one man could find and to share with the world.
He may not have found the answers he was looking for, but he learned a hell of a lot and had some whacked out adventures. This book, originally published in 2003, contains those tips and tales.
Vago Damitio has now, in 2013, been to more than forty countries, written ten books, and is still living on his own terms. Since publishing this book he’s earned a degree, gotten married, and become a dad.
Life is beautiful.
This is the 10th Anniversary Edition of Rough Living: Tips and Tales of a Vagabond. It contains more stories, more tips, updated author notes, and some resources that didn’t exist when the book was first published. It contains a few photos from Vago’s adventures back in 2000 and 2001. While there is some new information in this version, it is highly recommended that you also read Smooth Living: Beyond the Life of a Vagabond and Liminal Travel. Don’t forget to keep your boots dry!