Is RV Life Right For You?
There are a lot of stories and blogs about people who have decided to give up their traditional life in favor of something seemingly simpler but also more adventurous: RV living.
One such story about making the transition to RV life came from the founders of the site Outdoorsy. Two professionals left their careers and city living and opted to buy an Airstream and also to start a site where people could rent RVs using a peer-to-peer model.
However, for all the success stories of making a lifestyle change, it’s not for everyone. Whether you’re a Millennial who wants to launch an online business from an RV, or you’re approaching retirement, the following are some things to consider as you decide whether or not living in an RV is right for you.
Do You Like Variety?
There are some people who enjoy routine. They like knowing what to expect every day, but then there are those people who hate having their days be the same. They become bored easily, and they like the idea of waking up not sure what the day will bring. If you’re in the second group, RV living might be for you.
You’re not limited by much of anything with RV life, but this isn’t the right choice for everyone.
Can You Live with Less?
There’s a trend right now of people who want to move toward living with less. Living with less can mean downsizing your home, your “things” or just your overall lifestyle. Does this interest you?
If so, you might consider RV life.
Even if you opt for a big, luxury RV, you’re going to have to eliminate some of the non-necessities from your life. This could include clothes, home décor, electronics and more. If you ask yourself if you’re willing to do this and the answer is yes, you might be a great fit for the RV lifestyle.
Often before people opt for an RV life, they’ll sell most of their items such as furniture and clothes, but if you’re unsure you can always put your things in storage and try RV life for a trial period before making a big leap.
Can You Work From Anywhere?
If you’re planning to retire and enjoy RV life then work isn’t an issue, but if not you’ll have to think about your career. If you currently have a full-time job are you ready to leave it? Do you run a business can you operate it from the road? If neither of these applies to you are you ready to invest the time and work it would take to build a business you could operate from anywhere?
If you’re going to be working and RVing you’ll also have to think about logistics like Wi-Fi and the possibility that Internet access won’t always be reliable.
Finally, can you deal with not having a lot of space? If you’re on your own or you don’t have kids, an RV may provide plenty of space. If you have kids space might be a major logistical consideration to keep in mind as you decide whether or not this could be the lifestyle choice for you.