Moving from a house to a recreational vehicle is a substantial change. You lose square footage and a yard, and if you have a family, the entire crew will need to learn to get along better since everyone will be living in a small space together.
However, you may also consider the experience to be an appealing one. It doesn't have to be a permanent housing solution, and it can give you a different outlook on life. Here are four reasons to try living in an RV.
An RV costs money, but a house is more expensive. One of the RV Living advantages is you can save money by avoiding high mortgage payments, property taxes, and other household expenses. If you’re interested in furthering your education, you will more easily be able to take on student loans if you live in an RV without worrying about making ends meet. Additionally, if you're only planning on living in an RV for a limited time, you can put money back for a down payment on a house.
If you don't have anything keeping you in one place currently, you can experience true freedom with an RV. Take time to travel around the country to see different cities and rural communities and you will be able to stay as long or as little as you please without repercussions.
If you want to live in an RV and your work is the only thing holding you back, consider getting a new job. There are plenty of work-from-home positions you can do from the comfort of your RV as long as you can find an internet connection. If traveling is your dream, do it while you can!
Since you'll be making stops at different RV campsites, you'll have the chance to meet new people and learn about other cultures and ways of life. You may even form lifelong friendships with people you would never have met otherwise.
Friends are good to have for various reasons. Having people who care about you gives you a sense of belonging, improves your self-esteem, and provides you with overall happiness. Even if you have an inverted personality, you should try to talk to new people, as they may help you come out of your shell. After all, you might get lonely living in an RV without others' company.
Do you feel like you're doing the same things as everyone else? Are you working the typical 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule and are tired of engaging in the same activities each day? If so, try something new that will give you purpose and a way out of this rut, such as living in an RV for a while.
You can decide when you want to do things, allowing each day to differ from the last, so you'll be able to live spontaneously rather than on a rigid schedule. Park, eat and sleep in different locations every day if that'll make you happy. Life is short; you should make the most out of it. Mixing up how you do things can make life fun and exciting again.
Also, going to different places allows you to try things you've never had the chance to do before. For example, if you grew up in the city, you may not have been able to participate in nature activities, such as kayaking, hiking, or rock climbing. However, once you start riding around, you'll probably spot rivers and lakes and decide to give water sports a shot. You may discover hobbies you never knew existed and now love.
Living in an RV full-time isn't for everyone. However, if you think you'd like it, borrow a friend's RV, or rent one for a few weeks to see what you think. You may love it and decide to move into your own house on wheels.