Selling everything to travel

Hi there,
We are considering selling everything, House and contents to be able to travel Australia. We love stopping in the freebie sites all around this country but would love to hear from other caravan campers who have done this and never regretted their desicion. The most important thing for us at this point is to find out the Do's and Don'ts, the Advantages and Disadvantages of being on the road. If anyone could help us with their tips and common sense ideas they will be greatly appreciated.


Posted By TravelBug on 11th March 2012

Updated : 27th November 2013 | Words : 88 | Views : 7552 | Comments : 6

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Hi everyone,
We are thinking of doing this too but am not sure what we would do as an address while we are travelling??? Anyone knows whether it is illegal not to have a permanent address and be classified as a vagrant? Please advise!


Posted By dphoenixt on Wednesday 27th November 2013 @ 15:31:27

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Hi hireahandyman- I'm wondering if you're on your travels yet? We have sold our home & in the process of packing, sorting 12 years stuff..and hoping to be on our way to living the dream by mid Oct. Like you, it will be myself, hubbie & our 4yr old daughter. If you are on the road do you have any tips for traveling with an only child.eg entaintment. I sorting toys & games for packing in the van & obviously dont want to over do it.
Megan 

EMAIL : megandreverman@telstra.com


Posted By Megan on Sunday 18th August 2013 @ 18:18:27

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Hi There.
Thanks for you reply and advice.. we are so keen to go!!! We are thinking we will rent our house out rather than trying to sell as the market is soooo bad now! Did you have renters on the times you went away?

EMAIL : hireahandyman@ymail.com

PHONE : 0414015935


Posted By MTB riders on Thursday 5th July 2012 @ 17:59:25

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My husband & I are doing the same thing. We've had several 4 - 6 month trips in the past, but now have decided we want to do this before we get too old. We have solar panels on the van, a generator & a shower & toilet in the van. We bought the Camps 5 book, but we will update to the latest edition and we try to always stay in free sites or minimal cost sites, which can mean the back of a pub, the local showgrounds etc. We are pretty cost effective with our food, we have a camp fire when we can or use the gas cooker. I have Bessemer (cast iron) cookware as they cook faster & retain the heat, which makes for less gas use. And it's very possible to get a great home cooked meal at some of the country pubs for a few $s. We always support the town if we've stayed in a freebie, even if it's only a loaf of bread or a carton of milk and we also support the produce at the farm gate. So we reckon we're the luckiest people and we love our life. My advice is do it while you can and if you're a tradie or a handyman or a nurse/teacher etc, you'll pick up work. We live in a beautiful country and it's a pleasure to travel it.

EMAIL : mysubs9@gmail.com


Posted By Ellietess on Wednesday 4th July 2012 @ 16:35:03

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WE to are thinking of doing the same. Myself, wife 3yr old daughter and our 5yr old labrador. 4WD with camper trailer in tow!!!
We somewhat scared of the financial unknown after effect but so sick of paying bills we love the fresh air Mountainbiking and the great outdoors. We need a change!
anyone with any experience or tips we would really appreciate hearing from you!!!
Cheers

EMAIL : hireahandyman@ymail.com

PHONE : 0414015935


Posted By MTB riders on Thursday 14th June 2012 @ 12:58:44

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OMG... I am doing the same thing.. selling the house, buying an ex rental kea camper (6 berth) as it will be my home and hitting the road.. The old "is this financial suicide" " am I doing the right thing" bla bla..
I have decided to work on the harvest trail at least 2-3 days per week to cover my fuel.. this will make my money go further.. Caravan parks tend to be $25 per night for a powered site.. here u can have a hot shower, wash the dog, recharge your batteries, refill gas, water, empty potty and go to happy hour which happens at 4pm in nearly all van parks.. My friend has talked me into cryovaccing (sic) meat, which the meat can last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks buying a "dreampot" I think that's what it is called from BCF.. No energy used to cook food. all done by thermal cooking.. google it i guess.. Free camping the rest of the time. just have to get used to noises in the dark and keeping safe.. oh and a honda 2kva generator which somehow u have to secure as people love pinching them!

EMAIL : judenjazz@hotmail.com

PHONE : 0411498174


Posted By jude on Saturday 14th April 2012 @ 02:10:37

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