I love the Pacific Northwest, but I don’t like it much in the winter (I don’t mind the rain, just the short days and cold). I spend most of my winters in Arizona, but the summers here are brutal. I’d like to live someplace where the weather is decent year-round and they have trees and water and all that good stuff, but California is far out of my price range. I currently work for an ongoing parade of thieves and crooks on the internet (where everyone is fly-by-night and they want to call you an “independent contractor” just to evade paying taxes and then they treat you like a regular serf). It’s not a bad lifestyle, but I want to improve on it somehow.
Part of the problem is housing. I have to either sign short leases or break the long ones. Plus, I can’t move my furniture back and forth–the cost would be prohibitive–so I sell it or give it away, twice a year. I was even thinking of getting an RV, but you can’t live in one full-time unless it’s huge, and even those are smaller than a studio apartment inside. Plus, you still have to pay some clown $400 a month to park on a concrete slab–and then you have no transportation. And an RV gets 10 mpg or less.
I was wondering if anyone performs, has performed, or knows someone who has performed the nomadic lifestyle. I want to cut down on my expenses as well as the hassles attendant to moving. It seems to me that I’m overlooking some much better way to do what I do, but I don’t know what that might be. Cost is an issue since my work is so sporadic. I don’t have much in the bank at the moment. Any thoughts, suggestions, or tales of success, would be appreciated. I think there are more people out there trying to work from no fixed locale than we all suspect.