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Mobile vacation rentals leave enforcement officials in the dust

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Video by Diane S. W. Lee, Allison Schaefers and Dennis Oda
Alternative vacation rentals are popping up all over Hawaii, including mobile rentals selling beds with an ocean view. Hawaii state law forbids people from sleeping in their vehicle on Oahu's public streets or other public property at night. The situation is creating another wrinkle to state and city efforts to regulate transient vacation rentals. It also has offered adventurous visitors a new, sometimes cheaper way to experience Hawaii.
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The Hippie Bus was parked in a marked space on Kalakaua Avenue near the Natatorium on Jan. 11.