I think this is it my friends. I think I am finally moving back into a sticks and bricks home.
It’s supposed to happen next month. I will rent a room in a condo. There will be one other roommate (not the owner) and we will share the kitchen, one and a half bathrooms, a sitting room and a tv room. Oh and there’s a back porch. The washing machine and dryer are in the garage. I don’t think I will get to park in the garage.
It’s a very nice place. I didn’t think my first place after living in my van would be this nice. It is a furnished place and it’s NICE furniture. Nothing junky about this place. I was wondering how I was going to explain having virtually NO furniture when I moved in. Now I don’t even need to worry about it!
I feel a little weird about my van living experience being almost over. I feel like I am quitting van living, like a quitter.
All my friends are super happy about it. Now I can be “normal” and they don’t have to worry about my safety.
BUT as anyone who has been reading here long knows, I don’t hate van living. It has its drawbacks but I like not paying rent very much! The van living experience has given me the freedom to start a small business. I created a job for myself that I actually LIKE. That’s huge.
I’ve also learned that I can do anything. I’m strong.
I’ve learned that if you’re quiet, the police probably won’t bother you while you’re sleeping. I’ve learned who to stay away from. (99% of free-sleepers)
I AM looking forward to more privacy, especially around going to the restroom. I’m also excited about saving money on food and laundry.
I’m nervous about rent but I guess it kind of works on paper. We’ll see.
The photo is of A wooden Viking house in Landa (archaeological outdoor museum) near Forsand, Norway