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SquareSphere

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Living arrangements while working towards FI
« on: May 10, 2015, 02:10:15 PM »
This might not be the best spot for this but didn't see any better places. I've been strongly considering purchasing an RV and living full time in an RV park. Ones around me run about 300 a month and that includes basic stuff like sewage pumping, lot rent, water, and electricity. I currently pay $575 for a house which I don't really need. The RV is one of those you drive so it's pretty easily mobile and I would be keeping my vehicle as well. My biggest concern is I work full time from home and need a steady internet connection, not WiFi and not Satellite. Unfortunately the nature of my work and devices require a wired connection so that kind of throws a wrench in my idea unless I rent like an office or something which I really don't want to do.

Does anyone hear have any idea on what I might be able to do or have any advice or thoughts for or against RV living?

Mother Fussbudget

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Re: Living arrangements while working towards FI
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2015, 11:30:43 AM »
I work full time from home and need a steady internet connection, not WiFi and not Satellite. Unfortunately the nature of my work and devices require a wired connection so that kind of throws a wrench in my idea unless I rent like an office or something which I really don't want to do.

You should be able to wire an RV just like any other office / home or room.  A call to your current internet provider could determine if they can set up similar service in the RV park.  I know a guy at Microsoft who lived in an RV for 5 years - but he kept his RV on the street outside campus, and moved it from one-side-of-the-street-to-the-other every day at 6pm (to avoid a local parking ordinance/ticket).  He used the office's bathroom & shower facilities, and ate a lot of take-out, but it's doable.  I once owned a house with RV parking next to the garage.  If I lived there today, creatively, I could rent out the house, and live in the RV.

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Re: Living arrangements while working towards FI
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 01:48:43 PM »
Thank you for the reply. That was actually my first thought and so sent some emails out to some of the local RV parks to see if that would be something I could setup and have a dedicated lot to establish service on. I dont know if they would go for it though so waiting to hear back.

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Re: Living arrangements while working towards FI
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2015, 03:20:49 PM »
Don't know if you have any 'mobile home parks' in your area - they were in my hometown in the deep south, but not so much out west.  They will often accept RV hookups.  Actually... there are mobile home trailer rentals that would be competitive with your $350/month target.  Something else to look into?