Alternative Housing: Living in an RV?
You thought cloth toilet paper was crazy, hanging my laundry out to dry wasn’t too far out there, but once you hear about my next wild and crazy idea, you may begin to think I’m a crunchy nut case. Here’s the honest truth: I’d love to sell our house and live in an RV. Let me plead my case first. We’d save money, simplify, reduce our carbon footprint, and not be so tied down to our 9-5 (or in Mr. Money’s case, 9-9) jobs, and enjoy life the way we’re supposed to.
While I would be absolutely ecstatic over actually being able to do this, I know there are cons that we’d encounter. Let me list my pros and cons, and please help me add to my lists.
- Save money. We wouldn’t have a mortgage payment, taxes, etc. Our monthly utilities would go down considerably.
- We’d be able to travel all over the country between Colorado and Michigan (where our families are located) and go visit places we are dying to see. We’d be totally free! Sometimes I can’t stand being tied down to our house, jobs, etc. I like to be flexible.
- We wouldn’t have to worry about home maintenance. We could sell one of our cars. We would have less stress. I think less “things” equals less stress!
- We’d have to do something to make money. I don’t think we could make enough money online to support us.
- It would be hard with the two dogs. Although, if we did stay in Michigan long enough, my parents own 70 acres we could park on and put up a shed and run for the dogs to play in. They’d love that!
- We’d have to get rid of a lot of things, and that would be a headache.
- We love our house and we’d lose a lot of money if we sold it in the near future. We’ve owned it less than two years.
I almost wish we hadn’t bought our house, but we love it so much and it’s perfect for us. It’s not too big, and we’re in an area that we can be ‘crazy hippies’ and not have people question us. It’s not the norm for people to do things like we do here, especially living in the midwest/south where people think I am crazy for using cloth grocery bags, but the property we live on is almost an acre, which is great for growing a garden and hanging my laundry out.
Do you think I am crazy for wanting to simplify and live in an RV?