Ideally, I could rent an abandoned (but structurally sound) warehouse or large open building and live there.
I don't need the amenities usually included in apartments or condos: pool, gym, laundry mat, neighbors.
Most recent example from a movie: Tron Legacy
. The protagonist lives in an old steel building under the highway.
Other examples: Enemy of the State
. Gene Hackman's character has a warehouse-type place that he setup shop in, and secured his 'office' with a chain link fence.
I can secure the area enough with good locks, a monitored security system, webcams and zoneminder
Also, is this a terrible idea?