Five Advantages Of Living On The Road

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Living on the road can provide some advantages and challenges.  We’ve outlined our top five advantages of living on the road.

Five Advantages of Living on the Road
Five Advantages of Living on the Road

You Can Change Your Neighbours

When you live in a permanent dwelling you have no control over your neighbours.  They come and they go.  However, living on the road means you can move.  While we’re sure you will get on with all your neighbours while on the road, sometimes you may not or you just may need your space.

Walking along the beach in the Hawkes Bay
Walking along the beach in the Hawkes Bay

It takes no time at all to pack up and drive off.  Then you’re off to find another quiet spot or some different neighbours.

You Can Change Your Scenery

While you’ll never get tired of the looking out over the beach, it might just be time to camp out among the trees.  Your choice of scenery could also depend on the weather.

Some camp sites may have scenery that is not very exciting.  However, that’s all part of travelling.  Having the ability to move on to the next site whenever you feel like it is great.

Waikouaiti Beach
Waikouaiti Beach

Making Friends While Living On The Road

Every time you stop, you have the opportunity of making new friends.  Some people we’ve meet within the first month of being on the road, have become life-long friends.

Meeting new people along the way can have a double benefit.  Not only can they become life-long friends, they often have knowledge.  Knowledge of what it’s like to live on the road, or experience of looking after their own mobile homes.  Some people are only too willing to share their knowledge and experience. This is especially so if you have an issue as many people are more than willing to lend a hand or share their knowledge.

Lake Waihola
Lake Waihola

Less Expenses

Buying a mobile home can be a lot cheaper than buying a house, especially in today’s market.  While some people may not be able to afford a mortgage they can afford to buy a mobile home.

Ongoing expenses can be cheaper too.  For example gas for the cooker and heating will not be an expensive as electricity for your home, whether purchased or rented.

Sign Post in Clyde
Sign Post in Clyde

Freedom

The best advantage of living on the road would be FREEDOM.  You can go where ever you want, when ever you want.  The choice is freedom camping or paid camping.  And you can choose to have neighbours or find a more private park location.

You are not tied down to a house or a job (unless you work while living on the road). You can chase the sun around and leave behind the rain – maybe not all the time but it’s worth trying.

Blue Lake, St Bathans
Blue Lake, St Bathans

We love living on the road and moving around New Zealand. This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, however it is certainly a different lifestyle. We are obtain to combine working, travelling and housesitting and visit the places we want to visit. Then when it’s time, we go home to visit friends and family.

Fog settling over the Timaru Cemetery
Fog settling over the Timaru Cemetery

Click here to read our Five Challenges of Living on the Road.

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