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Member since 04 Apr 2011
Member from Invercargill
Hi, going to sell buy a caravan and will live on my daughters property, will be beneficial for us both, I will be able to save for the dreaded retirement and eventually buy a motor home. Has anyone done this? I am looking forward to downsizing and getting rid of all the 'stuff' that we accumulate and don't need. Would love to hear from anyone living in a caravan.
Member since 30 May 2010
Member from Cambridge
I am trying to do the same. I am trying to find a motorhome suitable for one (for myself) with a loo and a shower. I believe the older you get, the less you need. You can still retain your independence and not be a burden on your family. Go girl! Its a good way to go.
Member since 08 Apr 2007
Member from Hastings
My husband and I lived in a motorhome for 9 years. It was great to strip away all the accumulated 'stuff'. We had different bases around the country depending on what was on our agenda and did some amazing trips. We only stopped when we planned an Oz venture and sold the 'home'. Since we have been back we have been a tad too busy to do it again but it is still high on our list of options in the next year or two. My advice to anyone thinking about it would be "bite the bullet" - it's a great adventure whether you travel far or not.
We bought a bus (a large one) took the seats out. I designed it and a builder friend put all the ideas together. It was fully self-contained and very comfortable.
Member since 02 Nov 2006
Member from Linwood
How old is too old to drive a motor home for one or two. Could be the alternative living style to escape the Quake zone.
Update, have my caravan it is a 28foot with kitchen, bathroom and installed at daughers, have had ups and downs been stressful but the idea is great. Was hard to get rid of everything but getting there, sure was shock to realise your treasures were junk! Next question is how much should I contribute to household? Will pay share of power but how do you work out what to pay in food, have at least four evening meals a week with family. Am warm and comfortable and enjoying having company.
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