Ok I know that a travel trailer is nor a naturally built hone or the eco-friendly option. BUT what are thoughts on using a Travel/camping trailer as a starter home for a permaculture homestead? Going over finances and costs of purchasing land, cultivating the land etc. The one option I can definitely afford for starter home on a homestead is travel/camping trailer. That way can pUT majproto of mone into buYing the land outright, seeds, building a barn and paying for solar snd other off grid upgrades without having to get a loan. Has anyone ever gone this route? Anyone ever converted a camper to run off solar power, solarwater etc? Appreciate any feedback including negative feedback. Do not hold back I'm newbie but eager aMD just trying to find ways to make dream work on budget.
I've been living in a 35' converted highway bus for about a year now. I have no complaints. It has a queen sized bed (with room for a king), stand up shower that is separate from the toilet, oven, stovetop and a propane furnace. All in all, it is better than some basement suites I've seen and when I go somewhere (wedding, camping, etc) I take my entire home with me. Easier than tenting and my computer works off of the solar charged batteries. I don't know your budget but I consistently see buses similar to mine for around $10k.
I am glad to find this discussion being new to the forum.
I have a 72 Winnebago Brave. I've done quite a bit of work on it in order to use it for a temp home for myself and two Shelties until a suitable place is found.
RV's can have plenty of issues especially older ones. The price for this was good. Much was jerry rigged, roof was not re-done properly and had to scrap off tar and do it correctly. I've mostly had to re-do things someone did just to sell it sigh
Generator works good but looking forward to having my own stove for heat source as soon as possible. Winter is sneaking up on me right around the corner here in Iowa. It has furnace and air but I'd miss my wood burning to depend on them much. Has working shower/ toilet although that had to be worked on too. Someone tried to put a glue on cracked water tank they didn't drain in winter and ended up finding one at salvage from same model.
All in all it's a workable solution but anxious to hear anymore anyone is sharing.
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