Yay! I really wanted a group without the commitment of being a leader
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WOW!!! This thread is AMAZING!!! I have not read all of the comments yet but I can guarantee you that I will. Finding this is priceless as we are going to buy an RV and be out of our home when our lease is up in October. Soon my DH, two teenagers, and 3 yro son and I will be on the road. We have decided to make a radical change to down size and simplify our lives.
We have always been movers. Within the last 10 years we have lived in WI, CA, MN, IL, WA, OR and now currently FL. We have always found the beauty in seeing new places and have always been up for an adventure. But lately we have been feeling like we would like to settle. We are almost 40 and would love to find a place to live off grid. I need to fulfill a dream from when I was in my 20's of living in the country and having my goats, chicken and a HUGE bad-ass garden. :)
Now, since we have terrible credit and with it almost being our official "second half" of our lives we are forced to look at alternatives to making this happen. So, we are planning to buy an RV within 3 months. Sell the old 1999 Saturn and buy either a scooter or motorcycle to put on the back. We are tired of paying 1000 a month for rent and utilities on top of that so we were thinking that if we could be mobile for the fall and winter that we could save any money we make towards some property. Now, once we have decided on where (could be WA or CO. Open to suggestions) we can either do owner financing or buy something small. We can park the RV on it as a temp house while we work and save towards building either a cob or straw-bale hybrid home. They are very environmentally friendly homes to the earth and couldn't be better for our health. I figure it will take a year to two to finish. I would LOVe to live in a yurt as a temp dwelling but they are running 10-15,000 for a 30' with the proper additions.
As a plus we home school so I do not see a problem with the kids. But taking off in an RV to some place with a mild winter and hoping to find a job scares me to death. There are so many of you on this thread. How do you all do it? I see that some of you have sold a home or have jobs online that help fund your travels. But really what does everyone do to keep gas in the tank and food in your mouths? Who has done this with their fingers crossed and succeeded? Who has not and what did you do? We have moved from state to state many times with a U-haul full of our belongings and have always eventually found a job. Altho Portland OR was a bit rough. YIKES! Anyways, I would love some advise. What do you think? What would you do? Lets talk....
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We will be living in one spot at lest for the spring and summer,early fall in the rv. DH has a normal job lined up when we move(once he retires from the army) but it will be in an area that won't allow winer living in an rv(mountains) so we are hoping to spend the spring-fall in it and then have a house/ranch/farm again. If we aren't able to when winter starts me and the kids will move a few hours south were we can stay in the rv for the winter and dh will rent a small place in town then come down on the weekends/holidays. My hope is to only have one summer in it, I will miss my animals and garden. Then once our kids move out more we can spend more time in it and when he retires for good live full time in our rv. I am a traveler at heart and if I could have some animals and move often I would do it..
we have a group :)
I just love this site. As soon as I think I'm the only crazy mother out there I find so many other like-minded moms thinking along the same lines. We are about to hit the road in a fifth wheel with our 6 month old and out 100lbs dog! I would love to connect with other families with babies on the road!
I can't believe we have a group!! SO cool. We are currently living in our RV and on the road in the southwest. Hubby and I both work over the internet. We are currently TTC our first child. BTW - those of you with children in diapers.....Do any of you cloth diaper? I would love to hear what diapers systems you've used. Also how did using the laundromat go? Do you have any creative ideas for a setup in tight places in your RV?
We are in Portland still - we've been here since June. Not exactly the nomadic life we were expecting, but we are soooooooooooo glad not to be in the south for the summer! And, it is a good thing that we have regular income :) We love the Portland area, but I am looking forward to some more exploring and less settling into routine in the coming months.
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