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Homeless Man Transforms Freeway Underpass Into Home With ‘Jacuzzi’

by : UNILAD on : 23 Nov 2016 22:06

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ8FwzLtI-4

Jacuzzi’s have always been a sign of upper middle class wealth. If you’ve got one in your house, you’re doing well in life. I know I haven’t got one. 

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Yet somehow, a homeless 59-year-old has got not one Jacuzzi but two of them inside his utterly mind-blowing pad underneath an LA freeway, reports the LA Times.

Ceola Waddell first became homeless when he was just a teen. He was able to pick up an impressive amount of small jobs but nothing too long term.

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Eventually Waddell ended up in California where he moved in with his girlfriend.

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However the good times rather quickly came to an end when Waddell’s girlfriend tragically died forcing him to go back to a life on the streets.

Instead of crumbling and living under a cardboard box, Waddell enthusiastically decided to make himself a home – which now includes a shoe rack, a guest room, two toilets, a living room, a smoke room, a snack bar, a man cave and, of course, the Jacuzzi’s.

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Speaking about his homemade home, Ceola said:

I refuse to let the city beat me down to what they think a homeless person’s profile is, living on cardboard. This should be a landmark.

And you know the best part, Ceola’s rebellion has paid off as he now rents out his guestroom for $10 a night and $25 a week.

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All in all it’s an utterly fascinating tale of man’s refusal to be typecast and making something of himself out of absolutely nothing.

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However Ceola doesn’t find it as fascinating as myself, saying:

I still don’t get it, what’s so fascinating about this place. I decided I wanted to live like everybody else, make me something nice that I wanted to come home to. If I was in the Arctic I’d make me an igloo.

Humble too. What a guy.

Topics: Life, Pics

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