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Words of Wisdom: “It's so weird, isn't it? We buy the bills of goods society tells us, we work hard, we save, pay our taxes, be good solid citizens; but as we age we look around ourselves and wonder why we did it, to what end. ” - Queen1)

Why live in a van?

Or RV, or truck camper? Nomadic living is an intensely personal choice and the reasons for it are varied.


Living in a portable home allows the nomad to come and go as they please. It allows citizens to “vote with their feet”, spending their time and resources in places they feel most appropriate. Since the 'dweller's property and home are self-contained there is less transaction cost associated with relocating.


'Dwelling, particularly the minimalist type, can cost very little. This can reduce the hours a person has to work in order to live.



Mobility also offers the opportunity to “bug out” or get away from society. Introverts and the introspective can be soothed by quiet solitude.


For some, 'dwelling is a hedge against homelessness. Sleeping in a vehicle is safer than being exposed out on the streets and offers protection from rain and wind.

lifestyle/why.txt · Last modified: 2017/06/06 19:03 by frater_secessus