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  1. SwissBob

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    Living in Switzerland right now but we always planned to get a bnb in France and a motorhome to travel Europe. Having had a large (expensive) family it looked like it might never happen but now we're doing it.

    House is bought - now we know the motorhome budget and are actively looking. Currently leaning towards a kastenwagen style but may go semi-integrated fepending on what comes up with low km and a year old. Pössl 2Win is the favourite at the moment.

    In July we are touring France in a GlobeScout Globecar to make sure the kastenwagen is right for us.

    I suspect I'll be asking lots of questions.
     
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    Welcome to the madhouse - and ask away! It appears no question is regarded as daft although sometimes the answers are dubious!
    Ask away.......
     
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    Welcome! Globecar have quite a few supporters on here. Fixed beds usually in a smallish vehicle which means compromises elsewhere but all layouts are a compromise I think. :) Very sensible to give it a trial.

    I think we call kastenwagens in the UK Panel Van Conversions - or more usually PVC.
     
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    Welcome to fun Bob

    Dont forget you can only make 5 posts unles you pay £15 per year
    Well worth it in my opinion


    Good luck with the B & B in France

    Mel & Lieve
     
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    Interesting that you have two plans. One running a B & B and the other touring Europe. How do the two go together as from what I have heard from B & B owners that part is more than a full time job?
    Wish you the best of luck. As Mel said the £15 a year sub is a bargain given the knowledge that's here.
     
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    Sounds like a plan! :pink:
     
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    that's exactly what I was thinking.. B n B is full time job..

    One of my friends bought a small country pub thinking it to be the ideal job and lifestyle.. playing at being landlord and drinking real ale.. 18 months down the line he had a heart attack..the pub failed and he ended up bankrupt.. He's now working for Sainsbury's

    Two other friends bought a Guest House in Blackpool.. that lasted two years.. they hadn't properly thought it through.. 18 hour days.. no holidays.. for little reward.. They sold up and moved to Spain and bought a cafe .. maybe the sun makes the lifestyle more attractive..? not for me thank you..

    good luck @SwissBob .. may your dream come true and exceed your expectations..:)
     
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    BnB / Holiday home. The area we are in is good for full week bookings as a holiday home from June to August but it looks like we'd only get hikers, bikers etc passing through the rest of the year so hence BnB. Even then we are estimating around 60% occupancy outside the summer months.
     
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    A warm :welcomesign: from a wet Yorkshire.
     
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    Funnily enough I started a brewery in Switzerland brewing real ales (Spiffing Ales Brewery - some old links about it out there). It was going really well, the swiss loved it. Unfortunately Heineken own all the pipework in all the pubs and very few would consider a non-gas line so it went tits up. However, I may have started a trend as there are now loads of craft brewers here (all do fizzy beer but what can you do?).

    Needless to say, we have researched out French place much more thoroughly :)
     
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    Gosh, what a friendly crowd. Thanks for all the welcomes.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the Fun upload_2016-6-10_10-3-33.png
    Best of luck with your new lifestyle(s)!
     
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