Do you dream of living the simple life? That very term means something different to everyone. The Simple Life. What is it that you imagine when you say those words out loud? Is it having very few personal items, no mortgage payment, no lawn to mow, cutting your cleaning tasks in half, or being able to decide to move wherever you want, whenever you want? If this sounds like you, then you may want to try to live in an RV.
Now, I am not saying that full-time RV living is not going to have challenges because it certainly does. But, our regular lives are full of challenges, and we seem to be able to handle those on a daily basis. The same will be true for RV living. Issues will arise and you will have no idea what to do, but I assure you, you will learn. Support is everywhere if you know where to look; Facebook is a great place to start. There are plenty of groups to join and the communities are so welcoming and helpful. There are also hundreds of Blogs about RV Living with tons of information for the novice.
By and large, the RV way of life is much simpler than living in an apartment or traditional home. With RV living, you will find that you have much more time to relax and just enjoy the day. Without all the daily chores associated with a traditional lifestyle, the RV lifestyle tends to cater to a more laid back crowd – people who are looking to slow down and not rush rush rush all day every day. The evenings spent watching the sunset are my favorite time in the RV. Just sitting, listening to the birds chirp cheerfully to their families signaling them that it is time to return home for the night.
I enjoy housework. I really do. It is relaxing to me, helps me de-stress and gives me a sense of satisfaction when everything is neat and tidy and in its place. When you live in an RV full-time, though, your cleaning is minimal. Especially if you clean as you go on a regular basis. When you are living in such a small space, even if you do slack off for a few days, your workload is considerably less cleaning an RV as compared to your house or apartment.
Imagine that in an hour, you can clean every room in your house. That sure beats the 3-4 hours that you spend now cleaning your home. This gives you more time to do the things that you like to do; focus on your hobbies, read a book or newspaper, or start that Blog that you have wanted to start for so long now. If you are thinking about starting a blog, you should visit my post: Why I Started A Blog And How You Can Too! Think of the possibilities! They are endless!
Owning your own RV gives you the freedom to travel wherever you want whenever you want. If you hate “moving” but always want to be somewhere else, RV living is for you. Whenever you are ready to start the next chapter in your book of life, you just pack everything into the trailer and tow vehicle and off you go!
You can either research ahead of time where you are heading or you can just let your nose guide you to your next destination, the choice is yours! RV living is different than the standard house or apartment living, and some people don’t understand why anyone would want to live this life. There are hundreds of thousands of people who absolutely love the lifestyle and would not change it for the world.
Another great thing about RV living is that you own your own home. This gives you the freedom to style it the way you want. You can remodel the interior of your RV any way you like. Whether you have a vintage trailer or motor home or a new state of the art luxury land yacht, you will want to put your personal touches on it. There are literally thousands of sites that show different examples of interior designs of RVs. What you decide to do is completely up to you.
Here are a few sites that have great ideas:
Owning your own RV gives you a sense of pride. It feels good to own your home and especially after you have it just the way you want it and can claim your bragging rights. I know I smile every time I look at my little TT, knowing that it’s mine all mine. We made the decision to live in an RV after years of moving from place to place, always packing and letting go of items that I had acquired along the way. I finally said enough is enough. I now have all my possessions with me at all times and packing is simple. We just make sure everything is secure, hook up, and go!
Owning your own RV is so much fun! It is motivating as well because you are always looking for ways to improve it, ways to decorate it, and places that you would like to visit in it. RV living is different from stationary living in the sense that you seem to be always in dream mode. The lifestyle is so much simpler, you have so much more time to relax and enjoy life.
Then there’s the nature side of things, like nature hikes, and pictures, and lakes, and mountains, and of course the memories. A lot of full timers keep a travel log, jotting down places they have been and sights they have seen along the way. How you capture your memories will be entirely up to you.
So remember to have fun, slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Do your research, make sure this is the life that you want to live, and then take the steps to personal freedom. RV living is an adventure worth striving for.
If you really want to live in an RV, here are some other related posts you may want to read:
- Travel Trailer Living vs. Apartment Living – Pros and Cons
- Living in Your Vehicle
- Job Hunting While Living in Your Vehicle
- The First Step
- Taking the Leap