Tag Archives: living in a camper

Back Into a Commercially Built Camper

We finally bit the bullet and transitioned back to a commercially built camper. We’re going to use our cargo sport for storage, so we’ll recapture some of the value. I’ll be painfully honest, most of the money we spent on … Continue reading

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The Downside of a Rootless Existence

For those of you who don’t know our RV nomadic history, Sandy and I have been living in a mobile home the last few years. We were called away from our RV existence when my aunt passed away and we … Continue reading

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Five Hard Lessons Learned Building My Own Camper

I learned a lot of lessons building our camper, including one that was expensive. Not only did it cost a lot to fix, I knew better! Gah! I hate that. Despite the mistakes I’m still a fan of custom RV … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside The Box

The camper build has commenced. No, the cargo trailer shell hasn’t arrived yet, but our house is starting to look like a camp store. The portable toilet, refrigerator, toilet chemical, and leveling jacks are out on the porch. The A/C … Continue reading

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What Vandwellers Are Giving Up

One of the early criticisms about My House Has Wheels is that I didn’t spend enough time on van living and free camping. Over the years I’ve stayed in contact with the vandwelling community and, though I can understand the … Continue reading

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Why Our Housing Options Are So Limited

As most of you know, My House Has Wheels  stemmed as much with frustration with our housing options as it did with a desire to go mobile. Mobility was, in our case, a value added bonus. Our housing market is, … Continue reading

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Going Smaller Gets Easier

A lot of full-timers are going smaller these days, even going so far as to try living in a van. To me that’s a bridge too far but there are some really trick small campers coming out that make full-timing … Continue reading

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Vandwelling vs Small Camper

I ran across a story of a couple who converted an old airport shuttle into their mobile living quarters. An airport shuttle was a good choice because they’re wide and you can stand up in them without hunching over. It’s … Continue reading

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Grown Kids Living With Parents Reaches 75 Year High

The number of grown kids living with their parents is at a 75 year high. Thanks to our dysfunctional housing market young people are moving home and not leaving at rates we haven’t seen since World War II. If it’s … Continue reading

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Bus Renovation Done Right

If you ever thought about doing your own conversion, here’s a story of a Silicon Valley couple who decided to give it go. They converted an old school bus into an RV and did an amazing. Honestly, I got tired … Continue reading

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