I am officially an idiot.
The BEST place to "Camp" in Eaton Rapids is this abandoned factory just north of downtown.
I drove by the complex this morning and the door on the north side of the corner building was swinging in the breeze.
And then there is the option of squatting in an abandoned house.
One of my kids buddies continued to squat in the house his mother had rented and then stopped paying rent. She moved out. He did not.
He continued to have parties in the house for the next two-or-three months. The City of Eaton Rapids shut off the water about the same time the neighbor's complaints got the kid evicted by the cops.
The house was trashed. The absentee landlords sold the house.
It seems like squatters moving into million dollar houses is reported weekly in the press. I bet the number moving into less expensive houses or defiantly over-staying their lease is at least 10,000 a week. The current gig seems to be to falsify documents that look like a lease and to stiff-arm attempts by the owners and legal system to move you out. Given that the legal system is required to process criminal matters before civil matters, the fake-tenents can milk the process for years in some places.
The legal owners have little recourse but to grit their teeth and pay for lawyers.
Little recourse, that is, short of hit-men.