Most people think that living in an RV is crazy and not “normal”, and if you want to live in one…well then you’re a little weird, haha. 😛
Full-time RV living is becoming more and more popular. According to the RV Industry Association, at least 10,000,000 households own an RV.
It’s something that I eventually want to do full-time as well. It’s such an adventurous way to live. So many young people are thinking about starting their own RV lives and there are so many others that are already doing it!
I’ve lived in a house for longer than I’ve lived in an RV. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with living in a house. I just love all the great things that come with living in an RV.
I think RVing is something people need to actually try before they can say if they like it or not. That’s how it went for me. I like camping and being outdoors, but I definitely was a home-body before. The first step I took into an RV, I knew I wanted to live in one! I think that’s how it goes for most people. You never know what you’ll like unless you try it!
Here’s why I love living in an RV:
I love the freedom.
You have so much freedom when you live in an RV. You can get up and go anywhere! You can choose where you want to live. You can travel however you like. You can change locations day-to-day or you can stay at one place for months at a time. It’s all up to you!
Less chores and housework.
It probably took us a solid 10 minutes to clean our RV top to bottom. Living in an RV, you have very little “housework” to do. Making beds, sweeping, dusting, moping, cleaning bathrooms, disinfecting and so on. And if you’re a neat freak like me (who likes to keep things clean all the time), then it will probably take you 5 minutes to clean everyday. Don’t get me wrong, there is still work to do with the maintenance of your RV, but it’s not as bad as to having a house. Less chores means more time to go out and explore!
It makes you more outdoorsy.
I already thought I was a pretty outdoorsy girl, but living in an RV turned that to the max. When you live in an RV, you’re bound to go exploring, hiking, kayaking and so on, a lot more.
You can still do everything you do in a house.
A lot of people think that you can’t really do much when living in an RV. That’s just not true. You can still do everything you would do in a house. Like watch TV, play video games, workout, cook and so on. I feel like when you live in an RV, you actually end up having a lot more room because you can always do your activities outside too!
You can live anywhere you want.
Living in an RV means that you can live anywhere you want. Do you want to wake up by the beach? What about near the city? Maybe the mountains? Or what about the desert? You can live in any of those places if you live in an RV.
It’s the best thing ever. Plus, if you end up towing your vehicle behind your RV, you’ll have the ability to explore nearby cities, do errands, go for long drives and more.
In this day and age, being location independent is really cool, and you can do that all while living in an RV.
You can have perfect weather all the time.
Do you want summer weather 24/7? Well you can definitely have that when you live in an RV. Living in an RV means that you can chase the weather. I currently live in Alberta and it probably snows 7 out of 12 months here. I would much rather have summer weather 24/7. 🙂 Once it starts getting a little cold, you can always just pack up your RV and move to a warmer destination.
You have all your stuff with you.
I love the feeling of having everything I need already with me. When you live in a RV, everything you need is already with you. It’s nice to bring everything with you wherever you go, and the only way you can do that is by living in an RV. If your forgetful like me, then you’ll really love this part of RVing!
You can move if you don’t like your neighbours.
I’m sure that everyone has had a neighbour that they didn’t like or didn’t get along with. I love how when we are RVing, we can just pack up and move to a different campsite or place if we don’t get along with our neighbours. Sometimes, you’ll run into situations or not-so friendly people when your RVing. The best thing to do is move so they don’t kill your vibe.
You have less stuff.
Living in a vehicle helps you learn how to downsize. Because you only have so much room, you will have to get rid of the things that you don’t need. This isn’t a bad thing. Learning how to live like a minimalist actually helps you become more humble and appreciate the things you do have. I’m not saying you have to get rid of everything, I’m just saying that you don’t have to be a hoarder.
It’s not all about outdoor activities.
People often think that those who live in an RV only do outdoorsy things. That’s not the case. There has been plenty of times where I was living in an RV and did other activities that didn’t involve nature. For example, getting dressed up to go have a nice dinner, exploring the nightlife in a nearby city, shopping at an outlet mall and so on. Living in an RV doesn’t mean you have to have camper life all the time.
You spend more quality time with the ones you love.
I find that when I was living in an RV, I got closer to the ones I love. You’re simply not just sitting around watching mindless TV. You’re actually talking to each other and learning new things about each other. Living in an RV with the people you love brings you much closer to them, literally! haha.
It’s just fun!
You only have one life so why not live it up? Get out there and try something new. RVing means that you have a new adventure every single day! Who wouldn’t want that? Sure living in a normal house is fun too, but not as fun as living in an RV.
Everything is just more fun in an RV. Watching a movie, working, cooking, cleaning (yes, I think cleaning is fun because I’m a little OCD in this area 😛 ), yelling at your kids, eating, just everything is more fun! 😉
A big part of life is to have as much fun as you can! So go do it!
What do you think about RVing full-time? Would you do it? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments below!
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