Homeless man seen sleeping in hot ash to keep warmBy Mason White 12:54 PM April 29, 2014
By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A homeless man regularly sleeps in hot ash to stay alive during freezing nights.
The man sports an extremely wrinkled face and a gray beard that is blackened by soot.
The man is known as the dirtiest man of Europe. Ludvik Dolezal sleeps every night in a pile of hot ash, burning his few belongings to save himself from the freezing cold.
“I sleep with my clothes in hot ash, and I cover myself with the ash to keep warm. I look like hell. I had a mattress, but I burned it,” Dolezal said.
“Sometimes people help me by giving me their old tires to burn,” he added. Dolezal is said to have a disorder that causes him to burn everything, but his crazy sleeping habit saves him from the freezing cold nights in Novy Bydzov, Czech Republic.
Dolezal receives $170 a month in government benefits. He gets through on a pack of cigarettes a day, and promises that he will never quit smoking.