Tree-squatter moves into housing

The Associated Press
Thursday October 17, 2002

BRISBANE — A woman who had lived with her husband for more than a decade in a 300-year-old oak tree on San Bruno Mountain will move into temporary housing. 

Thelma Caballero, who thinks she’s in her 40s, had lived with her husband, Besh Serdahely, in their coastal oak home for 12 years in San Bruno Mountain County Park. Late last week, Caballero chose to leave the tree house and move into a motel room with a kitchenette on the Peninsula. 

Shelter Network, a San Mateo County-based nonprofit that provides housing and services for homeless people, helped Caballero make the move.