Due to events beyond our control earlier this year, we have decided to try and ditch the mortgage, but I'm not sure if we might be seen as a little extreme/mad?!
village has a rule that you can live in a field for 3m of the year, as
long as what you're living in has wheels (caravan) and doesn't make a
permanent change to the field, and as we have enough fields to rotate
each year, this is a serious consideration. We could sell our house,
pay of our mortgage and fees, pay off our loans (for buying our 13
acres) and still have enough money left over to sort out the next part
of the plan....
Originally we were going to go for one of these, but heating is by electric or gas, and as we have our own supply of wood, we prefer a wood burner for free heating!
We had also thought about a gypsy caravan but it's quite small, esp for the price.
So, we're thinking about buying 2x HGV trailers and building two of these!
They will slot together, one being the kitchen/dining/living room, the
other being a shower room, a seperate WC and 3 bedrooms (yes, 3 beds is
possible, as the trailers will be 3x14m lol).
We will also have
enough left over to build a stable block - which as horse owners we are
allowed to do in our fields (each field if we please!), with water and
electricity connections. The stable block will be 2 stables and a tack
room, the tack room will have a shower room and WC, and also will have
plumbing for a washing machine, and electric to charge appliances
will create an area in each field, where the trailers will blend in
with the surrounding nature/landscape. We will also invest in wind and
solar, and also rain water recycling. It will be a back to basics, self
sufficient type of lifestyle, which I feel will benefit our children.
this absolute madness, and a stupid way to be mortage free? What would
you think of people living like this? How would you feel if your
children went to school with other children living like this?