Dallas Road is not an RV park: Residents fed up with overnight parking
Mayor says lack of affordable housing, high cost of living the real issue
Jasper Sunshine told Black Press Media he’s been living in a camperized cube van on Dallas Road for two weeks. A Canadian military veteran, he lives in the van both for the lifestyle and affordability – in fact, he said he would be homeless without it.
Still, Sunshine understands the frustration from house-dwelling residents.
“I totally get it,” he said. “If I had a house with an oceanfront view – or a house anywhere – and I was paying a mortgage and I saw degenerates living in a van … I’d be pissed too.”
But Sunshine claims that for many living the camper van lifestyle, keeping the park clean is a priority since, “the outdoors is kind of our home.”
“We’re a lot more environmentally friendly than the average person,” he said. “Most of us are ‘quote unquote hippies.’”
Sunshine said he hasn’t seen any bylaw officers in the two weeks he’s been camping on Dallas.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 30 January 2020 - 07:01 PM.