Tired of living in the same place all the time? Choose a motorhome as your home
One thing is certain: choosing a motorhome as your home is one of those life-changing decisions. Without any doubt, those who consider such an idea may have to deal with many doubts and perplexities.
The world is changing rapidly and opting for such a choice could be more correct than ever in an unstable society in which real estate costs are increasingly high and taxation has skyrocketed. Such a choice, then, can have both advantages and disadvantages. At this point, all that remains to be done is to go into more detail and see if it is really worth choosing a motorhome as a home or if, instead, it is an idea not to even consider.
Sometimes traditional houses are only used for sleeping. A hectic life and a work out of town could force you to spend very few hours at home. This could weigh even more if you have a large, very expensive and demanding house. In such cases, not only is the property exploited for a short time, but even a small part of it is exploited. In practice, you could incur expenses that are completely unnecessary. In light of this reflection, opting for a motorhome might be the best solution. The motorhome is the ideal solution for those who want to get rid of the yoke of bills, rents, mortgages and, above all, a roof over their head in a fixed location. Obviously, such a decision completely changes your way of life.
Freedom is, to say the least, priceless, although it is not uncommon to have to deal with pay parking areas. This means that even living in a motorhome is not entirely without financial obligations. One of the aspects to be taken into account when deciding to live in a motorhome is the fact that it is certainly not the same as at home. If you are going to stay in the pay-as-you-go areas, you have the option of sticking to the so-called 220. In many campsites you have the possibility to use this service for one day at a cost of between 10 euros and 15 euros per day. Alternatively, however, you have the possibility to opt for 12-volt batteries. Thanks to these you can put the interior lights of the motorhome into operation in addition to the water pump through which you can wash yourself. As in any home, even in the motorhome you may need to do some minor maintenance work. In this case, do-it-yourself is the first rescue. The engine must also be kept under constant control in order to avoid having to deal with complications that are difficult to solve. From an economic point of view, therefore, it is clear that the motorhome costs much less than a traditional house. Obviously, those who intend to go and live in a motorhome have to give up most of the things that are usually kept in the house.
Space is limited and needs to be managed and optimised to the maximum. No ornaments or useless frills. Only what is really necessary for survival must be present in the motorhome. Unlike living in a house, when you live in a motorhome you also have to choose the right place to stay. The best thing is always to choose areas where there are other motorhomes. In addition, it is preferable to stop near a fountain. Water is one of the basic necessities and should never be missing. Another trick to keep in mind is that there should always be shaded areas, especially in summer. As far as the colder seasons are concerned, however, you have to look for sunny areas. In fact, the cold in the motorhome could make itself felt and, therefore, the best thing is to prevent it. Among the things that should never be missing if you decide to go and live in a camper, then, there is also the compass, necessary to avoid getting lost. One of the advantages of living in a camper van is that you can always meet new people. Interactions, in fact, are spontaneous and it is difficult not to be able to establish relationships that could sometimes become solid and lasting. Motorhome neighbours are not exactly the same as neighbours. In the first case, in fact, a very close relationship is established in which you have the opportunity to share not only the parking area but real-life experiences. Living in a camper van, however, is not the same in all areas. There are some cities, in fact, that are very well organized from this point of view. Before you go to live in a camper van, therefore, it is essential to make sure that there are areas for draining and loading water in the area where you intend to stop. The presence of public bathrooms where, perhaps, there are also low-cost showers is also very important.
Another thing that must always be at hand is a laundromat, possibly with coins. If all these conditions are met, living in a motorhome can become child's play. What doesn't change when you decide to live in a camper van are the daily chores. You must sweep, prepare lunch and dinner and do the shopping but all in a decidedly different atmosphere to that of a housewife. In spite of what you might think, there is also room for friends in the motorhome. Especially in summer, then, you have the possibility to organize lunches and dinners in exceptional locations to say the least. By the way, when you are going to live in a motorhome you have the opportunity to travel the world without having to worry too much.
The only thing to do is to decide where to go and leave. After these objective analyses, it should be borne in mind that evaluations should be carried out primarily with personal needs in mind. If, for example, you had a family with young children, the idea of going to live on the field might be more difficult to put into practice. On the contrary, if you are alone you can opt for such a solution without any kind of problem. For the youngest children, living in a camper could be a very tempting experience, even if, in the long run, it could prove to be a difficult solution, especially as regards the management of spaces which, as you know, are very limited. In short, living in a motorhome has many pros, provided that it is a reasoned choice of life and essentially linked to the desire to move away from a life of bills to pay, rent, mortgage and, to an even greater extent, from an extremely sedentary life and, at times, always too much the same.
Whoever finds himself/herself in this description has only to give up everything and try to live in a camper van at least for a period of his life. Even if it will not be a definitive solution, they will certainly have the chance to get to know each other better and to understand exactly what they want for their future. Those who, on the other hand, are very attached to their habits and, above all, to their spaces, should not even consider such a hypothesis. Going to live in a motorhome, in fact, means giving up a whole series of comforts that, in the long run, could be irremediably lacking. This is especially true if you have to share your motorhome with someone else.
The important thing before making such a decision, therefore, is to ask yourself honestly and directly about what you really want. After careful consideration, you will have the opportunity to choose whether to give up everything, buy a motorhome and live on wheels or stay comfortable on your own couch, without necessarily having to go in search of adventure at all costs.
Have you and your language exchange friends ever considered the idea of living in a motorhome? Would you be ready to abandon many comforts to live an adventurous life? Let us know in the comments!
Written by: Martina Sassi, Staff Writer
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- 1 Jul, 2020
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