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Living in a Caravan Full Time


Whether it is the change of lifestyle, lower costs or the sense of adventure, many people are drawn to the idea of living in a mobile home. Living in a mobile home can be quite a liberating experience. However, for those seriously considering living life on the road, there are many factors to consider, and several decisions that you must make.

Firstly, which aspects have drawn you to pursuing this lifestyle? Is it the sense of adventure, the underlying desire to explore the countryside? Or is it simply a wish to simplify your life, and lower your living costs?

For those chasing the latter, you may wish to opt for more permanent stays on camping ground or caravan park sites. With an abundance of such sites across Australia, it pays to put in some extensive research into costs, allowable length of stay, and park facilities. Because you will not be moving your home very often, you can buy a cheaper, trailer home. Though you may wish to up and move every few months, the lack of mobility of trailer homes means you will need to select parks near urban centres. Allowing yourself easy access to shops and facilities will defiantly aid in simplifying your situation.

There are many different caravans and trailer homes available on the market, but for those living in these full times, it pays to buy a comfortable home. Look for vehicles with double glazing and central heating, and access your own personal comfort levels, making sure that you purchase a home you will be comfortable in all year round. This is a very crucial selling point for those who do not wish to freeze to death in winter.

Those with the desire to explore will defiantly want to buy a motorhome. With all of your facilities on board you can discover the countryside, and stay comfortable, each day waking up to a new location and a new set of adventures. For this kind of lifestyle you want to ensure you have plenty of provisions on board, as you will often be exploring remote locations. For emergency purposes, you should travel with a mobile or a VHS radio.