Moving Out of a House and Living in an RV

The commonly used adage of the home is where the heart is can apply in a literal manner when considering to leave a brick and mortar home and join the wheeled club. Having an RV with your entire life in tow means having a different slice of home everywhere you happen to go. There are a few things to consider as one transitions between having 1800 square feet of space down to at most 430 square feet of space. A simple thing such as having a full bathroom versus constantly using a cramped RV toilet is enough to drive some persons up a wall. Additionally, there are the issues of receiving mail or packages, utilities, working and of course the most important part; how will our pride handle being perceived as weird. The great thing about living in an electronic age is having options and using those options to simplify your daily life. Instead of having physical mail, opt for electronic correspondences and if you need a package having it brought to the nearest delivery service or a family member are just two workaround options.

Utility Access

Having unlimited access to electricity, water, and high-speed internet are just a few of the creature comforts associated with a brick and mortar home. Choosing an RV means scaling back on a few of the comforts to match your current lifestyle. Most modern RVs will come with the option for fitting a small generator or solar panel system within the body of the RV. Depending on where you choose to park as well, there are sites with full-service hookup options which gives you access to electricity, water, and sewage for a small fee per day, week or month it really depends on how long your stay is. By the year 2020, it is estimated that up to 50% of work will be located online and therefore having a strong, steady and reliable internet signal can mean the difference between being able to eat and starving. The fact is many campsites tend to have poor Wi-Fi services; a great alternative is to use any unlimited data plan offered by a phone service or use a Jetpack or some other wireless internet option. If you happen to be in an area with spotty service, using a signal booster can resolve some of those on the road internet related headaches many tend to experience. As with most of the best-laid plans of mice and men, something will go wrong. Therefore having a backup plan from a different carrier will be sure to rescue earning efforts should something go wrong.

Dealing with the Heat

Being the very social creatures we are, humans love and crave for feeling the oneness, unity, and security offered by being a part of the group. A point to consider is that sometimes the decisions of the group are not beneficial to the individual or a group of individuals within the group. This is where a serious and very introspective conversation needs to happen because one on hand, you can follow the regular path and be burdened by unsustainably high rent or mortgage prices until or a simple shift in thinking and self- perception can place an extra $20,000 in your pocket annually by living in an RV.  In the same way that taking a Street art walking tour in London can be seen as either supporting graffiti anarchy or supporting freedom of expression via art depending on who is asked, deciding to move away from the regular existence of a home can throw others into quite a tizzy therefore think carefully and make your own decision.

Author bio: Rana Tarakji is an entrepreneur and a contributing writer at Stylerail, a lifestyle blog as well as Sataco, an electro mechanical company in Lebanon.

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