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  1. For general amusement: https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/architecture/all/04671/facts.nomadic_homes_architecture_on_the_move.htm
  2. Here is an article about full timers in the Silicon Valley area: https://www.topic.com/life-inside-the-rvs-of-silicon-valley
  3. http://themindunleashed.com/2017/09/solar-powered-rv-runs-without-fuel-charging-stations.html
  4. Thank you, all responders, for lots of good information and opinions from diverse perspectives! Eddie1261, I don't know if you would be interested in southern Ohio or not, but FWIW we camped just west of Portsmouth at http://www.lazyvillage.com . We were there to look at a beautiful brick house on 2 acres on Hwy 52 that we might have bought for a really good price were it not for the slope of the hillside (nightmare to maintain for me) and the history of landslides. Somewhere along the highway was a plot with a nicely laid out gravel pad and a fifth wheel camped on it. Also, the real estate agent told us that there was NO building code in Adams County. I don't know if this was true, and that was 6 years ago, so even if it was true then it may have changed by now.
  5. https://www.wired.com/story/meet-camperforce-amazons-nomadic-retiree-army/
  6. Thank you all for your answers so far! Todd, good observation about "why not just build a house?" The reason to NOT build a house would be to save money both on construction AND on the ongoing annual tax bill. Perspectives on this approach are appreciated. As to location, our current "possibilities short list" includes Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Texas. That mix covers the bases of family locations, climate, costs, income taxes (I am retired Navy). We lived full time in a converted 1990 MCI bus for almost 7 years, and have been back in a townhouse 1 mile from grandchildren since 2013, right after our 1st granddaughter was born, which coincided with our 2 younger boys reaching their teenage years. My wife enjoys 2 days a week babysitting our granddaughters. In 3-5 years the granddaughters will be in school and our youngest son will probably be on his own.
  7. Thank you all for your answers so far! Todd, good observation about "why not just build a house?" The reason to NOT build a house would be to save money both on construction AND on the ongoing annual tax bill. Perspectives on this approach are appreciated. As to location, our current "possibilities short list" includes Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Texas. That mix covers the bases of family locations, climate, costs, income taxes (I am retired Navy). We lived full time in a converted 1990 MCI bus for almost 7 years, and have been back in a townhouse 1 mile from grandchildren since 2013, right after our 1st granddaughter was born, which coincided with our 2 younger boys reaching their teenage years. My wife enjoys 2 days a week babysitting our granddaughters. In 3-5 years the granddaughters will be in school and our youngest son will probably be on his own.
  8. Does anyone here know of counties where it is legal to buy 1 - 5 acres and use it as a RV home base? By home base, I mean build storage sheds / garage, put in septic and electricity, and live there in an RV as much or as little as one desires to do so? My understanding is that zoning laws usually prohibit living this way. Thank you!
  9. Best Size/Type of RV to Boondock in?

    Here is another rugged boon docking option that I posted the following links to in the travel trailer forum a while back: http://conqueror4x4usa.com/ http://conqueroraustralia.com.au/ It looks like they are setting up US HQ in Columbus, OH. Looks sparse for fulltiming, although ideal for boondocking in the wild. Best regards, Tom
  10. Towing with mid-size SUV?

    Here's a web site that might be a resource for your research: http://www.fiberglassrv.com
  11. Has anyone here had any experience with the Conqueror UEV? http://conqueror4x4usa.com/ http://conqueroraustralia.com.au/ It looks like they are setting up US HQ in Columbus, OH. Looks sparse for fulltiming, although ideal for boondocking in the wild. Best regards, Tom
  12. Fulltiming In 25 Foot & Under

    A couple other trailers in your size range that you might look at: http://olivertraveltrailers.com/ http://escapetrailer.com/ Best wishes, Tom
  13. Private land?

    about 5 years ago we were told by a real estate agent in Adams county, OH that Adams county has no building code. Driving along the highway that hugs the Ohio River we saw a lot that was nicely gravelled over with full RV hookups and a fifth wheel parked there.
  14. Just for fun

    boondock anywhere? http://sherp.ru/en/gallery/ Enjoy the videos!
  15. Portable wind turbine

    http://fusion.net/story/203259/portable-wind-turbine-kickstarter/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ "the turbines come with either 50, 400, 1,000 or 2,500-watt generators."
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