Have you ever wished you could toss it all in and drive around the country with the kids, schooling them as you go? One of our readers (and fellow blogger) Lisa Wood is doing just that. here, she shares her story and tips for following in her family's footsteps.
If you were tell me that I would end up travelling and owning a Motorhome and living in one, I would have said that you were nuts!
But that was the old me….this is now our way of living and our lifestyle. When I say we, I mean David and I with four of our five boys.
Travelling in a Motorhome was not our dream – David’s dream was to travel around Australia in a Tent. My dream was the same but different. I love travelling to new places and seeing new things.
But not in a tent - as I am not a camping kind of girl….maybe Dave could cope with our four boys roughing it but not me!
One day in June 2010 our while lifestyle changed, as our dream become our reality! I brought a motorhome from eBay and then had to tell hubby afterwards. Now we love our way of living and couldn’t image our life any other way.
Travelling in a Motorhome means that we have our home with us, just it is on wheels. We can travel to places all over Australia and experience new adventures.
If we could do anything differently it would have to be travelling years ago. Imagine the life education our boys would have had if we had travelled a lot sooner?
How we survive in small spaces
Our Motorhome is only 9 metres long and does not have space for things that we do not really need. We have to be very careful with our storage, and make the most of every cupboard.
Dinner time is usually our crazy time. Still reckon that 5.00pm “Happy Time” happens with children even when they are not babies! We have a set of bunk beds and a queen size bed. Once David has made the Trailer we will have more beds for everyone as he wants to build bunk beds that come down from the walls.
Travelling in our Motorhome has taught us:-
· How to have more patience
· Enjoy our days when we are able to go out and about and explore new areas
· Love it when its sunny as we are not stuck in doors!
· Our boys are learning to share
· Learning to take what we only need – instead of filling up our Motorhome with stuff we don’t need
· Putting away anything and everything as there is a place for everything
· Saying Thank you for all that we have, and that is coming our way!
· To meet new people and new adventures with wonderment
· To go to bed when the sun is going down, and to wake when the sun is coming up
· To appreciate each other – we now get to spend quality time together
· Dream bigger – ever since we have been in our Motorhome we are dreaming bigger about the possibilities of what can happen for our family
Travelling Into the Wild Unknown
Each member of our family has a list of where they would like to travel to. My list is huge – from right up north to Weppa, to way down south where it rains/snows for winter! Our boys would love to have a snow fight, and then swim in the hot springs as well as drive for hours without seeing anything for miles!
The idea of our new way of living is to pack up and move across Australia for as long as we want, and to keep on going for many years. There is no set date of when we want to finish as we would like to travel and explore each area that we stop at. Taking time to explore the local areas, mix with the people in each town, and become part of the local community.
From cattle stations, to creeks, to sea, to country to cities – we would love to explore them all.
Without having to worry about how we are going to travel, without having to set up a tent in each town. Travelling in a Motorhome means that we can pack up and move on easily.
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You can read more about David and Lisa's story at “New Life on the Road”….where they share their journey of selling everything and travelling with four of our five boys in our Motorhome!