Is it possible to settle in another country while living in a motorhome?

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  1. Misunderstood

    Misunderstood Read Only Funster

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    Can you settle registering an address at a campsite in Belgium, france, UK etc while living in your motorhome like the gens voyage?
     
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    I don't know about a campsite but in France you could buy a piece of land ( or rent it I suppose) park up your motorhome and you can call it your home.
    where I lived ( Dordogne) people living in a caravan/ static on their land ( with either no bricks and mortar at all or a building that was not habitable) paid a nominal €100 a year taxe fonciere.
    You could receive mail through a post office box which seem to be available at nearly all post offices in France.
    For insurance advice you could always call Bruno Sellier, based in Cognac. Everyone speaks English and they're always helpful.
     
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    if you live in the Jungle.. yes..

    and coming soon, free wifi :xwink:
     
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    Cannot answer your question definitively, as I see you refer to Belgium, France & UK.
    Many campsites on the Costa del Sol here in Spain have a section dedicated to long term/permanent residents. They do seem to be exclusively dedicated to caravans as opposed to motorhomes. Many of them have resident post boxes in their offices, so suggests that it is possible, but you need to do a lot of research before taking the plunge.

    Good luck

    Bryan

    PS: Many of these zones all to frequently have a number of, apparently, abandoned vans which makes these areas unattractive as a place of permanent residence.
    B
     
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    Very cheap too, you can get a barn for less than ten grand
     
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    i live on el raco benidorm and get mail np
     
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    I don't know Pauline if that depends on the local council rules but I can tell you that gendarmes recently called in cause there was a huge meet up on the stadium, and they were there to keep an eye on it.
    There were 2 of them, one who with I am friend, and one I had never seen before. The new one had a look at my caravan, and said to me "how long has it been parked here? Cause you know you are not allowed static more than 3 months" My friend interfered right away and said to his mate , "Don't worry there is no caravan here... can't you see?":D.... After a second look , the new gendarme said ... oh yes of course:whistle: :rolleyes:! My caravan is still there, had been there for 5 years now, but without any friend among the local gendarmes... I would have had to move it away!
     
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    Good job there wasn't a Classic Hymer there too at the same time...

    JJ (xxx) :cool:
     
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    We have friends that live on a site in Almeria (which is part of Andalucia.)
    Notwithstanding that they own the static and are registered with the Authorities as residents, they are not allowed officially to call it 'Home'. Don't know the legalities.
     
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    I think the OP has been moved on.

    Still, it was an interesting question but what if you wanted to tour? Rather defeats the object of having a MH if you can't without having to re-register every time you moved.

    I liked the idea of a plot somewhere and a box in the local post office.
     
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    If your in a Brit registered MoHo you will have to bring it into the UK once a year anyway for MOT won't you?
     
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    Yup!
     
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    You'd have to do more than that. After 6 months in the same country you're meant to re-register it.
     
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    Really?

    Do you do that?

    Never met anyone who has... yet.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    is classic a new name for old?:)
     
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    Never been able to stay out that long yet :(

    Knowing my luck if I did I would be the first person ever to be caught and fined or whatever for not re registering.

    From what I've read on here I understand it would usually be easier to sell it and buy one already registered in your country of choice.
     
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    Why unregistered long termers prefer caravans....cheaper and less hassle. People in Benidorm for many many years. Well over 10 years in some cases
     
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    No.

    (If you don't know the difference between "old" and "classic"...

    ...I can't help you... it is a design thing... ;))

    JJ :cool:
     
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