Flood tunnels beneath the casinos of Las Vegas seem an unlikely place to call home. But that’s exactly what they are to an estimated 700, including some who’ve built surprisingly elaborate makeshift dwellings in the 350-plus miles under the city. The Sun describes the “home” of couple Steven and Kathryn, who have a double bed, bookshelves and even a shower—made from a drinking-water dispenser.
“One man’s junk is another man’s gold,” explains Steven.” Many in the tunnels have drug or alcohol problems, sustaining themselves by “credit hustling”—looking for winnings left by in slot machines by drunken gamblers. The tunnels are more comfortable than the streets, but that comfort is a dangerous illusion, explains a writer who has studied the community. “It doesn’t rain much in Nevada but when it does the tunnels can fill very quickly,” he says—leading to 20 drownings the past 20 years. Click the link below for photos of the "homes."