Working Fulltime & Van Living Fulltime

Discussion in 'Full Timers' started by Katrina Coe, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. BreweryDave

    BreweryDave Funster Life Member

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    Wot he said above (y)
     
  2. StephandJohn

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    Wot he said above too.
    For health reason we eventually had to buy a house so we chose a one bedroom cheap house so we could go travelling a lot. Some of the year we live in the house but the van still seems like home
     
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    CS and CL small sites are possible but a lot of them are grass only with no hard standing. According to how wel they are drained some may cause the motorhome to bog down in wet weather. Some owners close to avoid this as they can get churned up and rutted with people getting their motorhomees stuck.

    Geoff
     
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    At that rate, £30 per night is nearly £12k a year, hardly economy living !
     
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    rent 15000 a year water rates 800 council tax 1500 tv licence 170 electric 1200 a year 12k sounds cheap to me and i was highlighting a worse case for site fees you can probably save at least a third of that with long term deals
     
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  6. Katrina Coe

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    Thank you so much everyone for your input, it makes for fascinating reading. Only gripe is OP? Hope that is not short for OAP! Lol. I am getting a van 5.99m. New, fully winterised, solar panel and 2nd leisure battery. Whilst I want to save money, I am planning to be off exploring on my days off. I have also signed up for Brit stops.
     
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    Welcome.

    Please believe when I say you can have a fantastic life living in a van whilst still working.

    I certainly did... for many, many, many years. (Still do.)

    I didn't use campsites at all but found a range of places to overnight in safely.

    My daughter is moving into her van at the end of this month. Freed from the horrendous expense of house dwelling, she plans to carry out dream projects (art and design etc) to make a living which would not have been possible when there is rent to pay every week.

    It is a totally different lifestyle from house living and, if it suits you, you are the dawn of an exciting new life!


    JJ :cool:
     
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  8. Reallyretired

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    Op is original post or poster.
    I think you will be running out of free posts soon. £15 a year is a bargain for all the good, and not so good advice you will get here.
     
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    Sounds like a nice van, what make are you getting?
     
  10. Katrina Coe

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    Wildax Constellation 3
     
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    Eg. Canterbury Caravanne and camping club

    Winter pitch, incl all amenities. ££910
    5 months till April,,,,

    Summer pitch ,,, £2300
    April to nov,,,, incl all amenities


    Even with spending an extra £30 a month when you have to vacate for three nights a month is a bargain!!

    Just over £3,000 a year to stay ten mins from one of the loveliest towns I’ve seen is, in my opinion a bargain!

    And I’m sure this is not the only place that does these pitches!!


    Xxxx
     
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  12. Riverbankannie

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    There is a Facebook group called campingpubs which could give you some more overnight options for your trips out exploring.
    Should you decide to join one of the main clubs for access to the small site networks, then they also have rallies, usually long weekends, at festivals and events like Bristol Balloon Festival. Good value camping even if you don’t want to join in with the social side.

    Have you found somewhere suitable to stay whilst working?
     
  13. Katrina Coe

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    Not yet. Just mulling it over at this point.
     
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