O just a thought OP but have you looked into couch surfing? If you bought a Full Epic pass you could chase storms and hook up with people to crash with. Not sure you would be able to get away with never paying for lodging but you could certainly get by without paying for much. There are people that are more than happy to let you crash for a week at their place. Find a good paying off season job, budget right and you might not have to work at all during the season.