Hi everyone, very inspiring thread here!
My dp and I have just started seriously talking about living in an rv full time in order to save up money to build our dream off-grid little eco home. Whatever RV we end up with would be parked at my parent's house (pending the big conversation with them!), which is also where we are hoping to build once we have enough $ saved up. I know this is a pretty different scenario then travelling full time, but I thought you ladies might still have some suggestions for me
My 2 girls are 7 and 2 btw, homeschooled, and my dp works a 9-5 job which he intends to keep until we are all the way debt free, with our off-grid house built mortgage free.
My thinking for the RV is that we would pay to have electricity and maybe a water line run to where we'll be parked... will probably do humanure so we won't have black water, and then I'd hope to build a simple graywater system to filter our graywater... I should be able to do laundry in their house.
Not sure what type of camper to purchase though. Was thinking something cheap and old (since we don't need to do much driving with it - maybe only weekeds at nearby state parks here and there if we need a break from my parents (or if they want a break from the kids!).
So if we bought an old class C or Class A in decent condition for 5-8k in cash, do you think we'd be able to save lots of money (I'm thinking, NO MORTGAGE, NO RENT!)? Will there be a lot of maintenance that I'm not aware of or thinking about? Neither my dp or I are very mechanically proficient. also not sure how exactly we will handle overwintering as it gets cold here.
We'd store a few things that we want to keep for the new house, and otherwise sell/get rid of the rest of our stuff that fills our current stick house.
What do you ladies think?
thanks in advance for any insight!