TikTok star Nikita Crump has managed to pull off the incredible feat of living in her car, a 2012 Honda Civic, for over one year. Now, she has explained how she was able to pull it off in a new YouTube video.
Crump’s journey began in a video first uploaded on November 3, 2019 where she explained how she officially told her landlord she would be moving out of her home and into her car.
According to Crump, this wasn’t some impromptu decision and she had been spending a few months actively thinking about it before taking the plunge.
Despite having a nice house with affordable rent and good roommates, she felt moving into her car was something she “had to do.”
Since then, she has successfully spent a whole year living in her car and marked the anniversary of her first night by explaining how she is able to stay cool or warm at night.
In the backseat of her car, the YouTuber keeps a pillow and too fuzzy blankets which she uses to cover herself up.
Along with her sweatpants and sweatshirt, she is able to stay warm even in the winter months. However, occasionally she has to put a jacket on if it’s ever especially cold outside.
“In Northern California, a lot of the warmer days are still cool nights, so I’m fortunate that most nights throughout the year are totally bearable, but there’s totally been the occasion where it is hot, I am sweating and I wear as minimal clothing as I can,” she explained.
Luckily, she also has a rechargeable fan which can help her get through the night if need be despite only staying charged for one day.
@nikitaraschellYeah, I’m homeless. I live in my civic, I shower at my gym, and I’m just your average gal. ##whatsinmybag ##hotelcivic ##homeless ##sponsorme♬ Aesthetic Girl – Yusei
In addition to just staying cool, the TikTok sensation also revealed she showers at the gym and keeps plenty of personal hygiene products inside her bag including shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant to name a few.
Now, Crump is hitting the road and embarking on a two-month-long trip around the United States where she’ll be documenting her experiences.
The entertainer’s decision to live in her car has paid dividends, as she currently has over one million followers on TikTok.