Ian got “relocated” to his current spot just before the 2010 Olympics, because he was “more visible” near a school at the time.

“It’s not the lap of luxury, but it’s not hell in a hand basket. I’m homeless, but not hopeless,” said an articulate Ian, wearing a T-shirt with the words “Never Give Up” under his thin jacket.

In reality, his home is a beat-up, solar-powered camper van, wrecked SUV, complemented by his self-landscaped garden, garnished with a tent and patio umbrella.