Working from your MH while Full-timing.

Discussion in 'Full Timers' started by BuzzLand, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. BuzzLand

    BuzzLand Deleted User

    Has anyone here kept on doing work in places they are at while full-timing?

    I'm sure most folks are retired who don't have to work.
    But for younger ones who don't like the bricks, bills and mortar lifestyle they must maybe work around places.
    You know seasonal work/contract work, set-up somewhere in your vehicle and off you go on your bike to work each day for a while. When you get enough cash together just roll out to somewhere else and live on the road etc.

    Is anyone doing this? :)
     
  2. vwalan

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    hi buzz lots out there do just that ,work on campsites ,building sites ,farms ,or get proper jobs but live in vans. every one does things different ,all my friends need to work in the summer to get away in winter . some do it the other way n stay here in winter to work n get off in summer.
     
  3. BuzzLand

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    Hmm, this is interesting. I feel all buzzed up for going out and taking on the world now LOL! :)
     
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  4. stuboy7

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    hi buzz, i live in folkestone kent but work in london so stay in m/h 4 days a week only got m/h 2wks ago was in panel van before on camp bed m/n like ritz after that stuboy7:BigGrin:
     
  5. moandick

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    Where on earth did you get that idea - I promise you that at least 90% of the full-timers that we have met still work for a living - some of them in 'static' full time jobs, many of them work as Agency staff (nurses, HGV drivers etc) - some like Mo and I run our business from the RV.

    Retired, I wish :Eeek:
     
  6. BuzzLand

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    That's good to hear in a way, I thought it was a retired persons gig and working folks would be an exception.
     
  7. ubuntu1

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    Working from a motorhome.

    There's some useful info for people working from home on this web site which might be useful.

    Homeworker-cafe
     
  8. johnandcarol

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    we are intending to do the same, i wil carry on working initially as an agency hgv driver, but not rigidly. We are planning the "escape" in two years, but are working toward it now...there are a lot of things to do/consider , so it may seem like a long time, but its not really. we are more than certain that our initial plans, may get changed due to family committments, ie we may not spend as much time lving abroad as we aim to, but , we are looking forward to it:Smile:
     
  9. Mr Colpot

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    Where do you park up in London?
     
  10. Landy lover

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    We still work - got fed up with keep driving up and down the motorways day in day out and decided that best to take the caravan with us as we went around seeing customers - now we have a 5'er and we save a fortune on diesel and the time I used to spend up and down the motorways is free time. When I was 35 I planned to retire when I was 50 - When I was 45 it was 55 - when I was 55 it moved to 60 - when I was 60 some fool in the government said we all have to work until we are 70 :Angry: I also said that I would be a milliioniare by the time I was 55 so I have failed dismally on all counts . At least we are enjoying life - freedom is a wonderfull thing :Laughing:
     
  11. smee

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    A motorhome is designed for hollidays Most people go on holiday for week or two a year

    Some of us are lucky enough to be on holiday full time ie full timer
    Ive said this before and got some flak but-All of those that live in a field day in day out and go to work are not full timers, they just live in a field, much like a Itinerant. IMO They give proper full time tourers a bad name:Angry:
     
  12. scotjimland

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    So, now we have full time tourers and full time Itinerants and you can only be a full timer if you tour ?

    Not surprised you got flak before.. full time is living in a van with no other fixed abode whether you tour or work or a mixture .. but I'm happy to be called a Itinerant .. :Wink:

    Jim, the Itinerant, (see my signature)
     
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    Maybe I am confused - I am certainly old enough to be confused and call it age related but I thought the whole idea of motorhoming or in our case 5'ering was the freedom and enjoyment it gives. We have met many people who full time - and work - they are all honest hard working people who have decided on a life style that suits them and certainly do not 'live in a field' - If you read our post properly you will see it has given us a freedom we did not previously have it has saved a lot of motorway driving. Some of the posts we have seen in the past are where people start complaining because the rest of the world does not comply with a particular persons pidgeon holed idea ie tents are too big and should not be allowed - why should anyone need a caravan bigger than 12 ft etc etc . The whole idea is surely personal preference and the freedom to do what you want to within the law - by the way next time you go on a CC site or C&CC site try your theory on the wardens - if they did not full time in a field and work as well you would not have a camp site to go to.
     
  14. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Wow, so where do I fit in amongst all this angst ? I used to work from the van but gave that up and just bummed around the UK and the Continent, now I am a full time carer living in a field, (Itinerant carer ?) however now I am caring for Kay in her own home. Most confusing !!!!:Doh:

    Smee, I really think that you ought to get out more often !!!!
     
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  15. johnandcarol

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    A tad harsh matey:Blush:, with the financial situation over the last few years, many people who may have wished to "live the dream" may have found themselves unable to due to the actions of others. rather than sit at home moping and waiting to die, they have the option to start full timing, and supplement their incomes by working, rather brave I would have thought:thumb:
    At some stage, they may find the weekends away, and the trips, getting longer and longer...until they meet YOUR criterea of fulltiming, although i had,nt seen a written definition anywhere.

    Trying to define fulltiming and criticising a particular way that someone does it, is as futile as criticising a choice or layout of motorhome, or destination that someone chooses to head for.
    the one thing that ALL of the motorhomers who have been kind enough to give us help and advice have in common, is their free spirit and open mindedness, which begs the question............with your mindset, would not a narrowboat have suited you more?
     
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    "fulltimer" (definition)

    Hi

    Lets get this right, If I Live in my R-V full time, No Fixed abode, I become a "Itinerant"? OK?

    In my world "Itinerant`s" are a breed of person who roam the countryside "working" ie laying tarmac, selling pegs, or doing casual manual labour for cash in hand Etc; They pay no Taxes.. Park on other peoples land and leave a load a S_____T behind!!!!!

    However, in my case, I pay taxes (on my pension) and on any casual "agency" earnings. Soooo the difference is the financial contribution to the economy.? To this end I ALSO pay for campsites, and contribute to any local economy where I stay.

    At the moment I am a "part time" "Itinerant". As I am living in the R-V on the driveway of a house I am "gutting" and refurbishing!!. But I am liable for the council tax!!! just the same!!

    My take then is that it is all about TAXATION.

    pete
     
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    hi to all, as of yesterday friday 31 july we have exchanged on our house and ready to move on the 7th aug,i finish work on the 18th aug and emma has just finished her art degree we are then starting a new journey by going full-timing
    we are planning to pick some work up as we travel
    shawn & emma
     
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    Enjoy and good luck - you will join a majority of happy relaxed people who have found freedom in their life :thumb: I have not met any with negative comments - only read their posts or letters !! Even people who do not full time generally respect the descision as it is really something they would love to do but will not or cannot make the leap.

    Lets face it there was only one grumpy post to this thread and the best thing to do is :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: because you will be the one enjoying life
     
  19. Jim

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    Hi Shawn & Emma, Exciting times ahead then:BigGrin:, when you are on the road, do pop in here and let us know how you are getting on.

    Why not start a blog of your travels here Members Blogs Meanwhile welcome to the fun:thumb:
     
  20. pappajohn

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    hope theres no warden, brickies or farm hands reading this alan.....are these not proper jobs then? :BigGrin:
     
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