Every day I spend hours on my computer searching on Ebay for my new home.
Since when does Ebay sell homes?
It depends on how you define home. For me, being ‘homeless’ in one sense, just means starting a new life style that I am excited about and plan to start in the next few months.
Doing my research, learning what this will entail, what I will need to be safe and how I will finance my new home. My budget is not large nor is my income so I need to look carefully and not get overly enthusiastic at what I see today and buy something I will not have a place to park until I’m ready to roam. (Which reminds me I need to update my passport as I want to spend time in Mexico). I’m spending time on-u- tube reading the many blogs out there written by people who are full time rv’ers.
One excellent resource is “Bob” of cheaprvliving.com. He is the main guru of rv living and shares his years of experience living full time on public lands for free, he gives good information and is well regarded in the community. And there is community in this population, and it is growing.
I notice that there is a rather large number of older single woman who have taken this life style . Whether with limited resources or plenty,they report that they are happy and only regret not taking the leap to do this years ago. Some even older than I am. (gasp)
You might think that these are just homeless people living in their car, or van and some are for sure. But those I’ve watched on their tube channels are not feeling homeless, Many have monetized their utube channel and make videos of their travels and share their experiences good and not so good. And it’s not just people over 65 retired, plenty of young people manage to work remotely from their rv and travel while working.
It’s not for everyone.
But I believe that I have the personality to live this way. I’m an independent introvert, some might even say recluse, I live in my head too much and this could be even therapeutic , not that I need therapy!
I need to learn about generators, solar panels, holding tanks of water, gray and black tanks and how to manage heating and cooling and most importantly, how to drive one.
The only thing I regret is my age and there is nothing I can do about that and I’ll just get older. Starting at 75 is not ideal, but I am ready now and excited to get started.