Paul Efstathiou looks out at the view from the edge of his property in Windsor, Vt., on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Efstathiou became homeless after Hurricane Irene in 2011 when the place where he was renting a room flooded. Since then, because he couldn't find another place where he could afford to live nor stay with friends or family, Efstathio slept in his truck for 51 nights before he decided to live in a tent on his property. He hopes to build a cabin on his property before the start of winter.
Efstathiou showers at his tent site in Windsor, Vt., on Saturday, August 18, 2012. In order to maintain efficiency and cleanliness on his site, Efstathiou has developed simple steps for everyday tasks such as showering, storing food and cooking.
Paul Efstathiou talks with server Samantha Quindlan at Stella's Restaurant in Hartland, Vt., on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. In order to find ways to socialize, Efstathiou has found different places to hang out and talk to people in the community. He dines at the restaurant at least once a week and knows all the members of the staff.
Paul Efstathiou laughs while his grandson, Logan Goad, 9, plays basketball at Efstathiou's daughter's home in Windsor, Vt., on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Efstathiou stops by the home to refrigerate groceries that won't keep well at his campsite.
Using a bucket for his table, Efstathiou eats grilled chicken wings that he cooked for dinner at his campsite in WIndsor, Vt., on Thursday, August 23, 2012.
A box of necessities sits in the passenger seat of Efstathiou's truck at his tent site in Windsor, Vt., on Saturday, August 18, 2012. For 51 nights after losing his home from Hurricane Irene, Efstathiou lived in his truck during the winter months and still keeps items stored in his vehicle.
Efstathiou makes dinner by himself at his tent site in WIndsor, Vt., on Thursday, August 23, 2012. Efstathiou has a lot of solitary time on his property while he fills his day up with activities such as listening to the radio, reading and cooking.