Caravans have been around for a lot longer than most people think. They have always sparked a general interest but have gained popularity more and more over the years. In recent years they have become so popular that according to the Office for National Statistics, in 2021 there were 104,000 households living in caravans in England and Wales. Despite all of this, some people still put down caravans and think they’re not appropriate to live in. But there are lots of good things about living in a caravan. Most people go into caravan life and think it’s the best thing they could’ve done! Here are some reasons why you should consider living in a caravan.
Flexibility of Location
One of the best benefits of living in a caravan is the ease of location. You aren’t tied down to one place. If you get bored with the current location or decide it’s not right for you, you can move on to the next place. If you get a static caravan, you won’t be able to move around, but if you wish for that life of travel then a mobile caravan is the way to go. Then, you will be able to go all around the country. You can travel to the countryside in Scotland for the summer, or the seaside in the south. Perhaps when it gets to that cold, unbearable weather in the UK, you can move to southern Europe and enjoy the warm weather.
Access to Caravan Sites
If you’re not as keen on moving about and would prefer to stay in one place and enjoy the luxuries of a quiet, countryside living, living in a caravan would mean you would have access to well-kept residential caravan parks. These sites are a beautiful place to live, locations ranging across the most marvellous landscapes in the UK. As well as the location, it’s good for the people. These sites generally have thriving, like-minded communities, the people living in these sites are very welcoming and neighbourly. Of course, you could also live on land you own by yourself, but that’s up to your preference – with caravans the choice is never ending.
It is undeniable that living in a caravan is a lot cheaper than living in a house. Not only the cost of the caravan being a lot cheaper but also the running costs. As statics require less energy to run, you can save money on your bills and also live more environmentally friendly. On average caravans cost £30,000 or more for high end, large models, they are bought up front without a mortgage. This makes them a lot cheaper as an initial investment as time goes on. Generally, the caravans will be powered by an electrical hook-up on-site, the cost of which will be included in the nightly fee. This is one of the most amazing benefits, as if there is a power cut, you can use a backup generator for power.
The caravan lifestyle isn’t for everyone. But it’s very beneficial for a lot of people. Couples, who have spent their lives in a large home taking care of their children who have now grown up and left the house, find downsizing to a caravan much better as they don’t need the space anymore and it is so much cheaper and easier to run. Or maybe just someone who grew up in the city who would prefer their future family to experience the simpler country life instead. Whatever your situation is, living in a caravan might be the right choice for you.