A man living in a cardboard box has spoken out after he was criticized for actually having the temerity to live in a cardboard box.
The man, who lives anywhere he likes, so long as there is enough room for his cardboard box, had been lampooned online for daring to make the merest mention of the fact he chooses to live in a cardboard box rather than somewhere more comfortable, such as Amsterdam.
Cardboard boxes are regularly thought of as 'lower class' homes, but residents couldn't disagree more. They say that the high cost of housing in the 21st century, in addition to the price of borrowing on mortgages, has meant that 'bricks and mortar' are but a distant dream for most young people. The availability of cardboard boxes, then, and deciding to reside in one, makes complete financial sense.
"When my home becomes either damaged, or gets a bit 'pulpy' after heavy rain, I just go round the back of the local supermarket and pick up a new one. I usually move in the same day," said the man to whom we spoke.
Another cardboard box-dweller chimed in:
"There are those who criticize, but we pay them no mind. Up there on their 'high horses', shouting at obvious targets, but they're usually windbags who have little constructive to say."
A spokesman for Windbags Worldwide declined to comment.