Last week, we had a story about a some Montrealers who were living in tents on Mount-Royal in order to avoid having to pay rent. There was even a Mcgill Student who did it for 9 months. Well it seems they're not the only ones benefiting from "urban camping."
A Montreal Student named Evan Eames wanted to become an astrophysicist at the University of Manchester, the only problem was that he couldn't afford to pay rent on top of his £20,000 tuition. So he posted an ad on Reddit asking if anyone would be willing to let him camp out in their backyard in exchange for: Doing the dishes, cooking, tutoring, bragging rights ("You would be able to tell your friends you have a Canadian Physicist living in your backyard, come on how cool is that?") and of course, playing Mario Kart with you once in awhile.
Here's the ad he posted:
Oddly enough, a woman named Charley Mantack agreed to let Eames stay in her yard if he helped her study for her college courses.