Sid is not the typical Emory student. He spends most of his time studying and hanging out with friends, but unlike his peers he goes home at the end of the day to a van he parks at the YMCA. Considering Emory's tuition costs about $50,000 a year, a "kudzu leaguer" living out of his van and scavenging meals from dining hall leftovers might seem surprising, but Sid lives a Spartan lifestyle by choice. Sustainable homelessness is something to which he aspires, and he hopes to always live as simply as he does now.
"After school this summer, I plan to bike across the country. And I don't plan to stay anywhere. I just plan to camp out and hunt-and-gather and stuff. I'm going with a couple of people from Michigan. I met one of them on Facebook. And I'm going to get a lot better at sleeping outdoors and hunting-gathering and that whole thing. I'm going to have to raise a little bit of money, at stops along the way, for water and emergency food supplies, but we're hoping to go kind of free."
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