I’ve come to the conclusion that I want to live full-time in a caravan. Do you agree with my reasons below? Would you take the dive?
It would be a hassle driving in and out of the city, but I want to enjoy New Zealand nature more and it will motivate me to get out there on the weekends – to not take the lazy route. And my caravan will end up all over Auckland – sometimes closer, sometimes further out.
That’s something I want to learn more about. The caravan will have a bathroom and I’ve heard emptying the toilet isn’t as gross as I thought it would be. Then sometimes I’ll have access to bathrooms with real plumbing!
I’ll have a very large laundry bag and make use of laundrettes’ and campground facilities when I stay there… and probably make use of my dads washing machine.
I want to share my experience of learning about caravans and campervans and share my errors for people to avoid in the future… and laugh about. I want to share the beautiful places I find along the way and encourage more people to try it – even for just a weekend.
I’m spending this year saving and I’ll be going for a second-hand version – the type with a lot of wooden furniture and horrendous tartan seating fabric! I’ll also have to upgrade my car which is currently a tiny city car and has no tow bar.
I like the idea of leaving the caravan to drive a normal car to work. I like the idea that someday I might own a bit of land and have the caravan there. A motorhome is more expensive and I would be concerned about an older engine being in working order. But if you have a different opinion, let me know! I’m aware that motorhomes are more popular.
My close friends, after a blank stare, have mainly said ‘that’s so you’! My next step is to actually look inside caravans in my price range.
Would you give it a go and try living full-time in a caravan? Has this article made you think, ‘maybe it’s an option‘? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below… and wish me luck.