Wording is real weird here. Like, is homelessness an 'alternative lifestyle' or is it something you do because your options are so limited? Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong here. (Obviously there will be people who actually like this enough that it is their preference over many other options, but...) Somebody whose brain is working better right now please feel free to flesh out my intuition here.
That said, this is an interesting topic and I wish the forum well.