What is just as interesting at the structure is all the things our host finds on the ground; lamps, bottles, yarn… candy! Our Hermit was a bit eclectic. If given the circumstances, would you bug out here? Take a look:
We may have to disagree with our host here. He was impressed with all of the things he found and the fireplace but did not think our hermit friend was much of a survivor under the circumstances. We actually believe he was but, seeing the mess, it actually looks like he may have been run out of his home by the law. That is especially likely when we see the lack of structure as if it was hauled away.
The hermit may have stayed there and perhaps may have improved his living conditions if allowed. On the other hand, why live so close to the freeway? It may have been difficult to get to but also the car sound was hardly inviting for a survivalist.