There’s a lot of reasons to choose RV living over your “regular” sticks and bricks home. Most people think those who are living a full-time RV lifestyle are retired and while sure, most people may be retired, the median age of RVers is slowly lowering. Many Millennials are turning to RVs for both vacation and living purposes. We’re a mixed age family – I was born in 1990 and that does make me a Millennial, but in 2017, my parents and I made the choice to sell the house, the cars, and as many of our belongings as possible for a life of freedom.
We work full-time from the RV. We travel full-time from the RV. Someone the other day mentioned we’re semi-retired and I beg to differ with that statement. For starters, I’m not even 30 yet and I actually really enjoy my line of work. We’re not semi-retired. We work just as many hours at our work from home job as we did when we had office jobs. The difference? No commute. No stress of the day-to-day office life. No office gossip because we don’t work around any of our coworkers. I get more accomplished in the same 40+ hours a week working from home than I ever did working in my last office job. While I do miss my teammates from my old job, it is just so freeing to not have the burden of office life.
I prefer to say we live a semi-minimalistic lifestyle rather than a semi-retired lifestyle. While I think calling ourselves minimalists would be extreme (we still have a lot of stuff), we have minimized our life to the necessary. We watch less TV and spend more time outside. We spend no time commuting to work and now we spend time actually cooking health, homemade meals instead of eating out or grabbing something to go on the way home from work. We’ve freed ourselves from the burdens of life that pin everyone down and we’ve become free people who live where we want, when we want, and how we want.
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