This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

23-year-old Joseph Carlson traveled more than 40 thousand km, visited 130 natural parks and received 50 strangers for the year, offering his van as a “hostel on wheels”.
Carlson suggests sharing his own van for travelers on Couchsurfing.com. There is no electricity in the van, the bathroom (he recommends guests a shower before arrival, or brings them to the hot springs if they are in the national park) and privacy - you will have to share a bed with him. Sounds awful? As it turned out, not for everyone, - Carlson claims that he received about 50 people a year.

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Joseph works as a summer wedding photographer and freelancer for the Amazon site during the off-season. For 3 months, he redid the old van in a mobile home to accommodate travelers, installed wardrobes, a couple of beds and a sink without drain.

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Now Carlson is based in Portland, Oregon, but in the near future, he wants to drive around the entire Pacific North-West, covering 30 national parks, 100 state parks and breaking another 40 thousand km.

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Sometimes he sleeps in parks, sometimes in a campground.In the city, he stops in industrial areas, finds an empty place and parks for the night.

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Joseph advertises his location on Couchsurfing.com and picks up guests at the nearest train station. They do not pay - even when he acts as an unofficial guide, showing them the sights, wherever they are.

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He currently helps three people create their own vans for travelers. One of them is his girlfriend. She does not mind when he shares a bed with strangers, as she has a polygamous relationship with Joseph. Does this mean that tourists are forced to "pay" for their accommodation in this way? Not at all. “This is not the reason why I accept people,” says the owner of the van. “But whatever happens between two adults in a van, it will stay between them.”


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  • This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home

    This man was sharing a bed with 50 tourists in his motor home