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This is the start of Squat the Planet's Where to Sleep Wiki Page. Here you'll find a static page of resources to books, movies, websites and other sources of information on where to find a safe place to sleep. For our purposes, this includes squatting, urban camping, wilderness living, alternative housing, and work exchange housing, all of which you will find below in their own categories.

We need your contributions, so please hit the edit button to add anything you think would be useful to other travelers!


Squatting is the action of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied area of land or a building, usually residential, that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have lawful permission to use. Author Robert Neuwirth suggested in 2004 that there were one billion squatters globally. --Wikipedia

Underground travel and squatting often go hand in hand, even if you're just squatting a place for one night. As such, we are including a list of resources here related to the subject, should you wish to know more.


radar.squat.net - This website lists events from squats mostly around the European region of the world.
Sleeping on Public Transit - Not directly squatting related, but this article describes how one person slept on public transit for an extended period of time.


Nine-Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States| Hannah Dobbz | AK Press
Re-frames American History through the lens of squatting and documents more recent squatting movements including that in Oakland.

The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World | ed. Jerilou Hammett & Maggie Wrigley | University of New Mexico Press
Includes essays that describe in detail certain projects, including the adverse possession projects of NYC's Lower Eastside.

The City Is Ours: Squatting and Autonomous Movements in Europe from the 1970s to the Present | Ed. by Bart Van Der Steen, Ask Katzeff and Leendert Van Hoogenhuijze | PM Press.

Slingshot Articles by those within the squatting movement:

Hobo Fires by robnoxious - from the Black Butte Museum's affiliated squatting culture.

Dreams of Donuts by Heather Wreckage (blog) - this zine series documents her time in Hellarity, perhaps the most important of the Oakland Squats.

Wilderness Living

Ready to beat the rat race and live in the woods rent-free? Or maybe you just want to know how to survive without modern conveniences? Check out this list of resources to learn everything you need to know.

StP File Library, Wilderness Survival - This category of our file library has many, many books and other materials on the subject of wilderness survival.

Prepper/Survivalist Ebook collection -
Included digital books:
  • 52 Prepper Projects: A Project a Week to Help You Prepare for the Unpredictable
  • Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills
  • Dr. Prepper: Disaster Preparedness Guide to Home Remedies
  • Homesteading
  • Lost and Stranded: Expert Advice on How to Survive Being Alone in the Wilderness
  • Modern Survival
  • Nuclear War Survival Skills
  • Survival Retreats: A Prepper's Guide to Creating a Sustainable, Defendable Refuge
  • Survival: A Prepper's Guide to Life after the Crash
  • The Hurricane Preparedness Handbook
  • The Illustrated Guide to Brewing Beer
  • The Joy of Cheesemaking
  • The Joy of Home Distilling
  • The Joy of Smoking and Salt Curing
  • The Mini Farming Bible: The Complete Guide to Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
  • The Pocket Disaster Survival Guide
  • The Pocket First-Aid Field Guide: Treatment & Prevention of Outdoor Emergencies
  • The Pocket Guide to Prepper Knots
  • The Pocket Outdoor Survival Guide: The Ultimate Guide for Short-Term Survival
  • The Self-Reliance Manifesto: Essential Outdoor Survival Skills
  • The Terrorism Survival Guide: 201 Travel Tips on How Not to Become a Victim
  • The U.S. Navy Seal Guide to Fitness and Nutrition
  • The U.S. Navy Seal Survival Handbook
  • The Ultimate Guide to U.S. Army Survival Skills, Tactics, and Techniques
  • The Ultimate Sh*t Hits the Fan Survival Guide: How to Live Through Any Catastrophe
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