Is RV Living for You?
Have you ever dreamed of selling your home so you could travel the country with your family in an RV? This idea of RV living has always appealed to me and it’s a hot topic on KOA’s Around the Campfire Community. I love the idea of simplifying life, enjoying more family time, and seeing the country. And that’s exactly what Mariza and her family recently did. I met Mariza through her blog My Own Version. In her blog, Mariza shares what life is like on the road with her husband and 2 daughters. This week Mariza answered some of my questions about their new life.
What is RV Living really like?
1. What made you decide to sell your home and live in an RV?
We got tired of living for our things and wanted to make a change. At first we didn’t know what type of change we wanted to make. We knew we wanted to live more freely. We owned two houses and just the upkeep was time consuming and costly. We wanted a smaller place and at the same time we wanted to travel. RV living seemed like the best thing for us.
The RV has been ordered!
2. How has the transition from having a home base to living on the road been?
I thought that there was going to be some kind of transition period and that maybe it was going to be hard in the beginning. We’ve been in our RV for 2 months and it’s been lovely! We think that 365 sq ft is the perfect size for us to live.
3. What is the best part of living in an RV and what is the hardest part?
The best part is the upkeep. There’s minimal maintenance. My husband and I no longer spend the weekends maintaining a large home.
The hardest part… I get that question a lot and I haven’t been able to come up with an answer. Since I had already done my research I kind of knew what to expect. For me, living in an RV is much easier than living in a big house. I tell my husband every day that I love our home. I decided that I prefer to spend quality time with my girls than organizing and cleaning a big house. Living in our RV gives me so much free time to do what I love.
4. How do you receive mail?
We use a mail forwarding service called Escapees. We get our mail there and then whenever we ask them, they mail it to our current location.
5. Are you guys able to work while traveling, or is this something you saved up for?
We are able to work while traveling. My husband and I work out of the home and we did this before we moved into the RV. That was one of the reasons we thought we should live life more freely. My husband and I were already working out of the home and we were already homeschooling.
Their new home!
6. What is a “day in the life” like on the road?
A normal day goes like this:
During the week, normally my husband works out of our home.
I work before the girls wake up
The girls and I have breakfast
We go for a walk
We do circle time and school (Sometimes we have a guest and do school with them in our RV)
We have lunch all together
The girls have resting time in their room while I work on a project
The girls and I go to a class, play the violin, do handwork, the girls play outside while I knit outside and watch them play
We have dinner all together
We go for a bike ride all together
Play board games with the girls or go to the pool
We prepare the girls for bed and tuck them in
My husband and I chat or watch a movie
I continue working if I have a project
End of the day
So far it’s been wonderful. I know that living in an RV is not for everyone, but it is for us. Our girls love it! We get to spend more time together and exploring and riding bikes. The time that we used to spend taking care of a big house, we now spend it with each other enjoying each other’s company and laughing and having fun together.
Thank you Mariza for giving us a glimpse into your life! Happy trails to you and your beautiful family! To learn more about RV living, visit Mariza’s blog: My Own Version of Life.
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