SEATTLE — A website called “Real View Tour” is offering people a chance to live like a homeless person in Seattle for three days and two nights. The cost? A mere $2,000.
The website calls it “a private course in applied homelessness.”
According to the website, the tour guide, Mike, is a 44-year resident of Seattle, who wondered how homeless people survived.
On the website, he writes: “I learned that homelessness is nothing to fear; albeit nothing to aspire to either. In 3 days I will give you a crash experience of the homeless life style. You will gain a new respect for the folks that find themselves in this predicament.”
The tour begins with “transforming your look and persona into that of an anonymous homeless person” and includes a night’s stay at a shelter in the International District.
According to the seattlepi.com, while many people think the tour is a joke, Mike said it is not.
“It’s really not to make money,” he said and considers his tour to be “educational.”