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If he is the sole owner of the house, the from a purely legal perspective, you are considered a month to month tenant under an oral tenancy agreement. So basically he is your landlord and you are his tenant, even if there is no rent paid.
In order to terminate your tenancy, he would have to give you a written 60 day notice to terminate and then he would have to file a formal eviction action in court if you didn't move out after that 60 days. The eviction case takes about 3-4 weeks longer before he could get a judgment and a writ to have the sheriff forcibly remove you.
As for the vehicle trading, you can sue him under a breach of contract action for whatever your Highlander was worth at the time of the trade in since has breached the agreement to give you the Lincoln.