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    We are on a campsite whilst renovations are ongoing to our house and apart from a few forays away we will be on the site for about 12 weeks. We have managed to get a price reduction from 18 to 15 per night. For this we get hook up, private shower/toilet rooms, washing/drying room, great location, lots of footpaths for country walks. We are using an electric fan heater up to 12 hours a day, electric kettle, microwave, electric ring on cooker, lighting, radio/tv/cd player, laptop, charging phones, electric toothbrushes, hair dryer for Izzy.
    Whilst it would be great to have a set up like Admins, we haven't the vehicle that could carry it. My point is, with all the electricity we are using, plus the great facilities and wonderful location, I don't think 15 is bad at all. If my calculations are correct we are using 6 of electricity a day on the fire alone, if we had it on at also, then it would be about 12.

    Oh, we haven't blown a fuse yet!
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    Yep A good deal

    Leccy included so as you post
    The other facilities also
    Almost as good as it gets
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    Sell the hoose and stay there, not a bad deal at all.
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    If I ever ended up living on my own, there is no way I would keep the house. Fulltiming for me wouldn't necessarily mean moving around constantly, I would use a site as my base, it makes it easy for meds, post etc. House living is so expensive these days with the cost of energy bills, rates, insurance, maintenance, mortgage if you have one and the work involved with the maintenance and garden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by izwozral View Post
    If I ever ended up living on my own, there is no way I would keep the house. Fulltiming for me wouldn't necessarily mean moving around constantly, I would use a site as my base, it makes it easy for meds, post etc. House living is so expensive these days with the cost of energy bills, rates, insurance, maintenance, mortgage if you have one and the work involved with the maintenance and garden.
    Agreed, lots of increasing costs associated with a home. A year and a wee bit to go, then look at the big sell, then head to Mrs R's in France. Buy a new van there, 2 year between MOT's.

    That is of course is if I am still breathing??
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    Quote Originally Posted by izwozral View Post
    We are on a campsite whilst renovations are ongoing to our house and apart from a few forays away we will be on the site for about 12 weeks. We have managed to get a price reduction from 18 to 15 per night. For this we get hook up, private shower/toilet rooms, washing/drying room, great location, lots of footpaths for country walks. We are using an electric fan heater up to 12 hours a day, electric kettle, microwave, electric ring on cooker, lighting, radio/tv/cd player, laptop, charging phones, electric toothbrushes, hair dryer for Izzy.
    Whilst it would be great to have a set up like Admins, we haven't the vehicle that could carry it. My point is, with all the electricity we are using, plus the great facilities and wonderful location, I don't think 15 is bad at all. If my calculations are correct we are using 6 of electricity a day on the fire alone, if we had it on at also, then it would be about 12.

    Oh, we haven't blown a fuse yet!
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    That is a really good deal, Ral.

    Also makes it so much easier living apart from the builders mess day-to-day - I know first hand; been there, done that, got the whatever

    And it's way cheaper than any other type of temporary accommodation.
    Makes perfect sense to me. Prices like that make living in a van full time and NOT mostly wilding a very good alternative to permanent house dwelling.

    Friends of mine who worked for Caravan Club last 13 years or so tell me that outside of the usual holidaymakers there are loads of people doing this, and not all retirees but much younger folk who have to travel long distances for work purposes.

    You do have to move off site after 21 days with the caravan club, which is the only downside, but it's certainly not a dealbreaker and it obviously works well for lots of people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runnach View Post
    Agreed, lots of increasing costs associated with a home. A year and a wee bit to go, then look at the big sell, then head to Mrs R's in France. Buy a new van there, 2 year between MOT's.

    That is of course is if I am still breathing??
    Will you want a permanent walnut picker, Terry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mariesnowgoose View Post
    Will you want a permanent walnut picker, Terry?
    There are two cherry trees too, Marie, would you cope?
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    Quote Originally Posted by runnach View Post
    There are two cherry trees too, Marie, would you cope?


    Woah! Hang on there that man - sounds like slave labour!

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