Living a nomad life and RV living.

  • zakariahzol

    Posts: 2241

    Apr 20, 2009 2:26 PM GMT
    I read an article about this billionaire who sell all his house, all his possession and live in a hotel. He simply his life and move around from one country to another, one city to another without obligation or one place to call home.

    I find this sort of life intersting. Just imaging living by the beach for one month, on a cool mountain another, middle of a city , by the desert ..the opportunity is endless.

    Of course , I have to work , so I need to be in one city. And most of us is not a billionaire like him. But with the advancement of Internet ,we are able to work from what ever we are.

    How about folk who live in a RV and drive wherever and whenever they please.

    Frankly, I am working toward buliding up my saving and trying to built some stream of passive income so probably I can pursue this dream.

    Anyone want to share ideas with me..
    zak
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 20, 2009 2:29 PM GMT
    Tourism is an odd thing. You fly off to a strange land, eagerly abandoning all the comforts of home, and then expend time and money in a futile attempt to recapture the comforts that you wouldn't have lost if you hadn't left home in the first place.

    -Bill Bryson
  • zakariahzol

    Posts: 2241

    Apr 20, 2009 2:57 PM GMT
    Sorry, I dont look at it that way. I have a unsatisfied lust for living in my soul that need to be fullfill by going to different places and experiencing new adventure. I enjoy the comforts of home, but just staying at home watching TV , cleaning dishes, and going to work doing the same thing over and over again are not my ideas of living (surviving probably).

    We are here in this planet just a short time....now live it.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 20, 2009 3:40 PM GMT
    ehh, I'm not a fan of RV's. I hate road trips... I have trouble keeping my eyes open driving 23 miles to and from work each day. And as for a nomadic life, I'll pass on that too. I like the continuity of living in one place cuz all my close friends and family live near me... I would not want to leave them for the world. I have vacationed alone and believe me there will be moments when you wished you had someone close to you that you can share the view/experience with. I love travelling and if my financials were better I'd travel more often, but I always look forward to returning to my home after a nice long vacation.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 20, 2009 3:49 PM GMT
    I love travel too and am happy with little possessions and the freedom to move around. I work for myself and work from home so that helps a lot. One of my dreams is to spend a year traveling around the U.S. in an RV. Hopefully I can convince my boyfriend to do it with me (that is, after the economy improves and the price of gas goes down - Ha!).
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 20, 2009 4:12 PM GMT
    I stay deployed. Its been about 1,800 days in various bases in iraq. I love it. The reason I have the attitude I have is because I love my job, I am passionate about my job, and feel that I am following a path that is true to myself and my belief in God. When the day comes to finally leave this country I plan on doing the same type of work but more along the lines of humanitarian aid in other countries. Hopefully with an organization like Doctors wthout brders. The experiences that i get in living this kind of life far outweight the comforts and luxuries of home.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 20, 2009 4:19 PM GMT
    It can get old real quick. I have HAD to live in an RV for extended periods of time, like 2 years at a stretch, out of necessity. I would not do it again unless I had no other alternative.

    It can be dangerous, not only in terms of problems from roving criminals who find RV's to be soft targets, but also in terms of the hassles you can often get from police or citizens who don't like RV'ers and don't want them in their areas.

    For a road trip, on the other hand, an RV can be a wonderful asset. You have all the conveniences right with you, no need for a motel, if that's what you want. But they can be difficult to get into the more remote areas, and often you end up in RV "villages" with lots of other RV'ers, some of whom can be really cool people, others of whom can be real... well, trailer trash, to be honest about it.

    It tends to look more romantic than it really is, in the long run.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 20, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
    You don't have to be wealthy to live in an RV by the beach. icon_neutral.gif

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-venice-homeless9-2009apr09,0,3210301.story
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 20, 2009 7:00 PM GMT
    I've been a gypsy all my life. I never stay anyplace permanently for very long, and even then I'm still traveling a great deal, usually by motorcycle. I like constant changes of scenery. Only recently have I slowed down, due to my disabilities.

    I've had a number of RVs, most of them camper trailers. I'd spend whole summers camping continuously, rarely going back to my permanent residence. Washington State was the best, because I was entitled to free camping in gorgeous state campgrounds as a disabled veteran. Full camper hookups, fantastic scenery, all for free. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 20, 2009 7:44 PM GMT
    xrichx saidYou don't have to be wealthy to live in an RV by the beach. icon_neutral.gif

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-venice-homeless9-2009apr09,0,3210301.story


    But you have to have a "prized puppet collection."
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 20, 2009 7:52 PM GMT
    papa was a rolling stone... the longest i've ever lived at one address is about 2.5 years. i like change. but i like it in doses. i don't know that i'd want to do rv-ing for an extended time. i like better the idea of having a nice home to come to, and using it as a launching pad to go to other places
  • zakariahzol

    Posts: 2241

    Apr 21, 2009 12:15 PM GMT
    I guess that the fun part about living in a big vast country like the USA, Canada and Australia. For us in a small country, that not much place to drive to before you reaches the border. You can drive the entire length of my country for less than a day. Permanent RV living is not suitable here. Even if you cross border into Thailand or little Singapore (everywhere is the sea), you will get bored very soon.