Have you ever wondered how would it feel to be homeless? Living life on the streets with only the clothes on your back and if you’re lucky, access to a shelter?  No? Me neither, but Seattle native Mike Momany is hoping that people will shell out $2,000 to find out.

Yes folks, you’ve read that correctly. Sub-Urban Adventures is a new company that specializes in poverty tourism.  For $2,000 you can get a  3 day, 2 night “reality tour” to live as a homeless man in Seattle. Yes, a homeless man, because women aren’t allowed in the homeless shelter Momany is using.

Here’s a bit from Momany’s “about” section of his site:

Howdy, my name is Mike. I am a 44 year resident of Seattle. As Seattle grew and became more expensive I wondered how homeless people survived as costs rose. I also began practicing a form of minimalism.

I took 2 months in the summer of 2013 to find out for myself. I intermittently lived on the streets and learned about all the great resources provided by our city. I also met many interesting people and experienced a minimalist lifestyle like none I’d ever experienced before. You Can Live on $600 a month in Seattle!

  • MommieDearest


    This is like that white family in South Africa (featured on Clutch a few weeks ago) who lived in their MAID”S shanty town for a month to see what it was like.

    What the heck is WRONG with some people? The poor and homeless do NOT exist for your entertainment and exploration purposes. They are not science projects. I can’t even wrap my head around this foolishness.

  • https://www.facebook.com/TheSlowskis Rachel O’Neil

    You are an Awful person.

  • Chris

    As someone who lives in Seattle and has done quite a bit of struggling just to keep the ship afloat, and sees the homeless every day coming to and from work and the out and out contempt with which they are treated, I am sickened beyond words by this. Homelessness is no joke, nor is it a minimalist lifestyle. This man is scum and has no soul and is deeply misdirected-to say the very least. Pity you and anyone who would go on this “tour”. Karma.

  • billy

    in do think that in this example pretending to be homeless is bad but i have wondered what it would be like?