Does the title of this post sound partial? I don’t mean it to. I have lived on both sides of the spectrum and both sides will always have pros and cons. Today I am focusing why living in an RV is better than living in a house. Grab a cup of coffee and a warm blanket and get ready to open up your mind to a whole new world of possibility.
It creates a whole new level of communication within the family. I thought Andrew and I were good communicators. Then we moved out of 3000 sq. foot home into a 350 sq. foot RV……. The learning curve was steep, but I think our communication skills (verbal and nonverbal) have improved drastically. Something about this adventure has made our family bond insanely strong and I think we are just weaving the threads stronger and tighter between each of us every day that we continue on!
It is an amazing conversation starter. I LOVE meeting new people and going through the series of what do you do, where are you from questions. The facial expressions that we get on the daily when we tell people that we live in a state park in an RV are worth this journey alone. Priceless. People generally think it is totally awesome or that we are crazy. Not many people have told us we are crazy to our face (a few have), but I am sure there has been some behind the scenes real talk about our life. We are ok with that. It is our life, and it is totally riveting.
Freedom. Y’all the sense of freedom that comes with living tiny is indescribable. Financial freedom, time freedom, clutter freedom, the list could go on for days. It is a breath of fresh air. We are also just far enough out-of-town that I have developed a new-found freedom in the word ‘no.’ I used to never say no before – never. It was exhausting. But this life has given me the freedom to say no and have no regrets. The time we spend with our people has become just more precious and appreciated. I have learned how to plan my in town days and become more organized so we can maximize our visits when we are there. We soak up every minute. We also love having visitors. Sharing our new life with our family and friends brings us so much joy!
It is easy. For the most part RV life is easy. It is small, so it comes with smaller problems. Less things to break, less to clean, less to worry about. It is just easy 🙂
Adventure. Everyday is an adventure. Nights at our house consisted of play (90% of days inside play), bath, bed. Nights in the RV consist of campfires, trail rides, hikes, bug catching, bath, bed. Not only do my kids sleep better and later but they are living out a wild and adventurous childhood.
I know RV life is not for everybody and the thought of going full-time can be daunting and seem downright crazy. Open you mind, you never know where the ‘what-if’ might take you in life!