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  1. mickyv

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    Hi to all i am thinking about selling up and living in my van does anyone know anywhere in Spain or somewhere warm that you can stay for a few months or longer and how much would it cost weekly also any other advise is welcome keep well to all Mick.
     
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    You can stay on most campsites or camperstops for as long as you want. The price is usually discounted for long stays. It all depends on what you want to do as to where you stay.
     
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    A lot of aires are free with water and dump facilities etc. However, some of the areas are existing rather than living. The advantage is you can move on.
     
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    I have lived in my van in Portugal for decades... only use paid for sites every now and again.

    Highly recommended...

    JJ :cool:

    PS. I wouldn't sell up though if it could be avoided somehow...
     
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    Hi guys thanks for info I have just sold my auto trail and looking for a new second hand one was thinking of buying another auto trail coach built but with garage, but am torn between a class models as well is there any one who has had both and what would you all suggest sorry for all the questions but I need to get this right lol many thanks again Mick
     
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    micky, the most successful full timer here is JJ, anything he writes about living on the move is worth reading.

    Ian is still learning but worth reading because of that, there are a few others here who are accomplished at living and working from their motor home such as Gromett but as for as I know only in the UK?
    I think JJ's advice to hang on to some form of UK property is very good advice, worth making an effort for if you can.

    As to MH I would buy German for the reliability. Ian the Builder appears for have the perfect one for him and I know a bit about the Hymer B544 which again is a quality motorhome perfectly suited to 1 or 2 people.

    My advice is... hold on to and believe in your dream, accept you are going against the mainstream and that will make a few things harder than being conventional, but get to where you want to go in the way you want to do it as it will be 100% worth it.
     
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    We have had two Auto trail coach builds and now have a Hymer Exsis i698 it's by far the best of the three and suits us really well but everyone is different however in our view with the A class you have lots more useable space at the front as you are not confined by the van cab as in coach builds :):)(y)
     
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    many thanks guys and gals ill take it all on board got about 9 months before I need to be on my way so no rush ill carry on with the research and hope to meet some of you one day keep well Mick
     
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    Do you not own your own land? How do you survive...bet you have a story or t
    wo to tell. :)
     
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    I have a small, private orchard which I call "Quinta Majay" (QMJ).

    It is in Central Portugal, in a forest, up in the hills. Recently I have been spending quite a lot of time there but whenever I get a bit "stir crazy" I go off on mini adventures around beautiful Portugal.

    I usually spend Christmas and New Year near one of the beaches in the Algarve.

    At the moment I am with my better half who lives in the South of France.

    Life is good to me.

    (Don't get me telling stories... Funsters that know will tell you I go on and on and on and on... ;) )

    JJ :cool:
     
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    @JJ. That sounds ideal. Are you legally allowed to park up on the orchard? Do you need to be actively growing stuff on it? Do they come up for sale often?
     
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    And best of all JJ is a sky blues fan .
     
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    well thats just about ruined the idea i had of @JJ.
    i thought he had some sense,mind you having the better half live in another country sound perfect.
    ps, dont tell the wife i said that:):):)
     
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    4 Months in Spain 2 people £2,000 or £125 a week, that includes ferries and fuel, the longer you stay the cheaper it gets.
     
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    Boringfrog, was this free camping, camp sites, time of year and eating out, driving through France of ferry to Spain? All sounds interesting, can you flesh it out?
     
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    could be 6 months .i person ,no eating out , no bars , no campsites .
    but having beer ,wine almost every night with friends .
    wild or free camp all the time .take 200 quids worth of dried tinned food from uk . buy 282 quids worth in spain , inc beer and wine ,
    fuel 480 quid .
    ferry return plus travel club yearly fee 530 return plymouth -santander.
    thats what i spent last winter.
    did bring some beer back and filled my diesel tanks to come home . but that isnt part of the holiday.
    mind shant be buying any beer or wine all summer and might not be buying uk diesel. only came back with 400ltrs of diesel.
    but say 1600 quid 6 months in spain . for 1 person cant be bad .
     
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    Free campng apart from 5 nights @ €7 a night, Driving through France down to The Cabo de Gata, no eating out apart from 2 beers (treat). Feb-May.
     
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