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Hello Dear Reader,
Take a look at yesterday's post and you will see my giveaway of fabric so you can make your own quilt. I'm digging out lots of other goodies too that will be added to the giveaway over the week. Make sure you read the T&Cs and why not have a go and enter.
I thought I would share my frugal plans for the future.
We live in a cute cottage in Cornwall and in six years it will be all paid for. We plan to go away in the summer holiday and rent it out whilst we are away. Where will you live Froogs? Well, my plan is to have a caravan or motorhome and live in that and travel every summer with my rented house paying for my time away.
We took ourselves to a trade show today to do some research. We know little or nothing about caravans and even less about motorhomes. We have got lots of plans for our future and that's what we're working for. I know I would have to have a very small sewing machine! It's just like ordinary life but in minature.
Here's what we found out. You get a lot of caravan for your money and not a lot of motorhome for your money. Caravans depreciate really quickly but motorhomes keep their value for a lot longer than you'd think.
We looked at and got in older motorhomes; some as much as twelve years old but with very low miles. Even as low as 8000 miles and ten years old. However, the living quarters were worse for wear. For a fraction of the price you can buy a caravan and you can buy a used one for around £5000 that would last a few years.
We found out a lot about mobile home and caravan owners. They are a chatty friendly bunch who are happy to tell you about their travels. Also, they are a thrifty lot. They want a lot of holiday for their money and know the good value sites. They like to travel far and wide and see as much as possible on a tight budget.
That all sounds like us!
We now have another long term financial plan to save up for either a caravan or motor home. A caravan would require the car to have a tow hook and a driving course. We would also have to source storage and having it serviced every year.
Living in a caravan whilst your home is rented is more popular than you would think in Cornwall. It's so popular that caravan sites rent out pitches for the entire summer so the family or couple can carry on normal life such as going to school or work and they can service their home on 'change over day'.
Now, over to your Dear Reader. Is anyone out there a caravanner? Do you own a motor home? Do you go away with pets? Does anyone's pets have a passport? What sort of caravan or motorhome do you have? Is it a thrifty and affordable way to travel and have holidays?
I'd love to hear your thought on this.