I recently came across this story of Allan Hill, a man who legally lives inside Detroit city’s abandoned Packard Auto Plant for the last 7 years. The owner has given him his blessing so long as Hill works as a custodian of the property.

packard jpg 172654 Work: Alan Hill & Detroit citys abandoned Packard Auto Plant

While the work he does in his retirement is vastly different from what many of us would envision, Hill has built a surprising comfort for his caretaker situation. While not in perfect facilities for living, he amazingly has power, Internet access, a welding setup, and a small kitchen and maintains a webcam.

The short documentary is part of the series This Must Be The Place. Maybe when I head through Detroit this week I will stop by and say hello. We’ll see.

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