I would buy a small RV to live in, a small one I could drive around the country painting and visiting family and friends. The only problem is I should have done this before I got so old, I could still do this now, I’m in decent health & shape, could I learn to live in a vehicle? Something to think about.
And thinking about it I am.
I am an almost 75-year-old woman without a home and unable to buy a home (co-sign a student loan?) or afford a decent rental (poor planning on my part) so this could be a good option.
My kids may not see it that way but I already tried living with them and it’s better for us all if I can remain independent. Maybe it won’t mean that I’ll do a lot of traveling but rather parking close to them for months at a time. Not exactly trailer park living but having my ‘travel tailgate art studio’ be my home solves many concerns, both mine and theirs!. I like the idea and will save up to buy the class C trailer with cash, it has the driver on the inside, all one piece for safety reasons. The $dollars$ I spend on gas will be my rent, and I can choose how much to spend related to how often I move. I could even lend it to the kids if I need a break in a real house or they need a vacation.
I have ideas about how to augment my income painting small artwork that fit on small walls, vertical space has high value in a trailer or RV. My income will be adequate for this lifestyle. I’ve been following several blogs about this living option and have not found anyone regretting taking this option, their only regret is that they wish they had started years earlier.
Plenty of single women chose this lifestyle and from the blogs I’ve read, seem to be very happy. They choose it not because they are poor, homeless, or with few resources but because they view life from a different place. There is a lot of support among these nomads for each other living this life.
There is much to learn. Learning the equipment needed, a generator, how to’s of heat and cooling, refrigeration, communication, sun energy, black, & grey water disposal (ick) and where to park.
Writing about this here makes it feel more likely to happen, it’s like I’ve made a commitment to myself, sharing my plans and hopes and even fears here.
I am definitely an introvert and this style of living is very appealing to me. Yes, this is what I want to do, and soon, before It gets too late to start.
I am brave enough to do this.