Here she is, folks! My new home. Well, not this exact one, but very similar. “Real” pics tomorrow. She’s very much like this one.
How did I get here? Well, let me tell you, rent ain’t cheap in this Tourist Town! The monthly payments + space rent at a very nice RV park (all amenities included up to a ridiculous electric allowance, but not including WiFi) is more than $300 per month LESS than for rent alone on anything larger than a refrigerator box around these parts. More private, too.
Awana of the comments is a traveling worker in the medical field and one visit to her Fiber Studio convinced me that it will be big enough to live in and the fact that I can hire a guy to drag it from place to place (unless I decide to invest in a truck of my own) is just about the perfect way to live.
Think about it – the Real Work I do can be done from my computer anywhere and minimum wage jobs (more than enough income to provide for my soon-to-be-simpler needs) can be found anywhere, too. Why not?!? Pare down the Stuff*, slough off the obligations that possessions carry, and be free in body and soul.
A and I drove over to an RV dealer at o’dark-thirty to see what I qualify for and if financing is available to me. Sure enough, I can “afford” pretty much anything I wanted to look at and so we took the guided tour and saw many, many great floor plans and travel trailers.
I drive over again tomorrow for the “walk-through” and then we drag my new abode to its new resting place and hook ‘er up.
I can’t wait! It feels very good to be moving forward in such a decisive way. I’m still trying to find the Down Side, but other than the Final Confrontation (which may or may not happen, depending on how fast I can get moved in. Or out…) with M, I can’t find the hole in my plan. If all else fails, I simply pull up stakes and move my home somewhere else.
If you’re thinking about getting out on your own, this might be the way for you to do it. If a person working 28 hours a week at a minimum wage job (no debt, though, and no kids or outstanding obligations) can get affordable financing for a package as nice as this one (four seasons insulation package, heat & AC, full (if small) kitchen and bath, king sized bed (watch for some interesting modifications soon – ain’t no way I will have a bed big enough to share ever again!) all fully furnished with a sound system, propane and battery back-up, all the bells and whistles, just think what anyone could do with even less!
With the US economy in such bad shape, more and more people are choosing a mobile lifestyle and its advantages are undeniable. More on my views about that later, too 🙂 I won’t be able to shut up about it now that my plan is out in the open, so to speak…
Many, many thanks to Awana for her unwavering support, assistance and endless question answering as I made this decision. You’re the best, A!
* I’m really quite pared down as it is – only two pieces of furniture that I would like to keep, some odds and ends used every day, a sewing machine, fiddles and guitars. The rest is in boxes or plastic bins (perfect to chuck into storage for as long as necessary) because M doesn’t like to see my stuff cluttering up his space, all messy with works-in-progress out for anyone coming over to see. Like we ever have anyone over anyway. Whatever. I’ll probably never get over that part of our relationship and always have my stuff spread out where I can see it 🙂