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  1. Jol
    March 13, 2015 @ 12:26 pm

    Tom,

    Do you know or know of “Richard the Piano Tuner”? He’s a highly qualified piano tuner (surprise) who has made a conscious decision not to have a home, at least for the time being. Have a gander here: http://www.piano-tuning.co.uk/lifestyle/

    He did a brilliant job on our baby grand (stayed for 11 hours and charged for only 6) and is an interesting guy to talk to. He may well have some useful tips for you, and his website is a mine of information.

    Good luck with the venture
    Jol

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    • Tom Allen
      March 13, 2015 @ 12:49 pm

      I’ve never met him, but came across his story via Vimeo a couple of years ago. Really inspiring. Definitely contributed to my feeling that it’s possible to live like this.

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  2. Dan
    March 13, 2015 @ 12:52 pm

    Maybe have a word with the folks at rochester sq gardens, they may have space for you in exchange for some gardening, cooking, bike maintenance etc. Nice people/place to visit either way
    http://www.facebook.com/rochestersquare

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    • Tom Allen
      March 14, 2015 @ 9:45 am

      This place sounds awesome. I’ll drop by for sure!

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  3. Alastair Humphreys
    March 13, 2015 @ 2:33 pm

    At the risk of turning our entire life into blog content, this whole process would make a really interesting film…

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    • Tom Allen
      March 14, 2015 @ 9:45 am

      It would… I don’t think I’ll be the one to make it, though!

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  4. jane
    March 14, 2015 @ 10:53 am

    You’re welcome to stay with us in Bermondsey for a week. Jane

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    • Tom Allen
      March 15, 2015 @ 11:33 am

      That’s very kind of you 🙂

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  5. Mike Greer
    March 14, 2015 @ 8:06 pm

    Tom ,
    Congratulations on a safe and successful first night !
    Good luck with the rest of them and good luck with your project !

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  6. ferruccio
    March 15, 2015 @ 10:13 am

    tom for president, our homeless president.

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  7. Tom Allen
    March 15, 2015 @ 11:31 am

    If anyone’s interested, here’s Day Two’s bivvy spot

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  8. Jack Luke
    March 19, 2015 @ 10:13 pm

    Good luck Tom, you’re continually convincing me that I really shouldn’t worry about the impeding end of contract and commit to just being the full time bike-hobo that I know that I am!

    Just as a quick thing to have a look at, I really enjoyed this wee blog while it was still up and running. Perhaps you could take a cue from it yourself for a semi-permanent non-home.

    http://100wildhuts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Tom F
    March 22, 2015 @ 12:10 pm

    Hey Tom, have you ever read the book Evasion? Whilst I’m not saying it’s the same as what you’re doing you might still find it interesting, though very dogmatic it’s still an interesting personal account of homeless living in an urban environment.

    http://www.crimethinc.com/books/evasion.html
    Free pdf: http://www.federaljack.com/ebooks/Evasion.pdf

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