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Old 07-14-2016, 12:26 AM   #11
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Currently in college at University of South Florida, two classes away from a degree in finance. Then law school (real estate no ambulance chaser) My new wife does too but for nursing. We switched to online classes. With academic scholarships and government grant money from being 21 and married (little income) we just travel instead.
The scholarships cover our school tuition and we technically have no room and board. We have an etsy shop that makes decent trip money and use the grant money as backing too.
It works for us, but just until graduate school.
We started traveling in a unrenovated bus and slowly we've worked on it between school.
Our biggest problem would be having to budget the necessary from the awesome. Not having the 9-5 or a lot of income makes it hard to be able to do a lot of the things we've seen y'all do
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Old 07-14-2016, 12:28 AM   #12
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Family had a member wanting to build a house at this location.... I cleaned it up and made it too appealing, I guess
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:39 AM   #13
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Will be full timing in approx 5 months. For now, I've relocated to my shop space and did a custom build out this past week of two enclosed rooms (metal stud/drywall/etc). Eliminated the cost of our house and just have the shop space (4k sqft). Through the cost reduction, we will do the build out, then transition full time connected to the building (shore power).

For me, shop space makes money, houses don't. I also work online doing various things, developing multiple future streams of income that afford us mobility and sustainability. The overall intent is to relocate to Las Vegas next year, but again will likely rent shop/warehouse space.
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:24 AM   #14
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How is that sugar beet harvest? I keep hearing about that one and amazon for ones that full time
It's miserable but totally worth it. 12 hr shifts, 7 days a week. Outdoors. In North Dakota. Night shift for first timers. Muddy. Cold. Exhausting work.

But the pay is FANTASTIC and it only lasts a couple weeks if you can rough it. The probably hired 300 people for our yard last year and after the first week less than half remained. By the end of the second week there were only about ten of us that hadn't quit. But we made $4500 in two weeks. They treat you well and give you a site with hookups and a bath house with hot showers and internet. Plus the truckers give you treats and the ladies in the scale house make hot food and desserts to share. =]
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:18 AM   #15
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Blueberry pickers are getting upwards of $15.00 an hour these days and apparently there is a shortage nationally. At least that's what I heard on NPR a couple of days ago.
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:35 AM   #16
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Will be full timing in approx 5 months. For now, I've relocated to my shop space and did a custom build out this past week of two enclosed rooms (metal stud/drywall/etc). Eliminated the cost of our house and just have the shop space (4k sqft). Through the cost reduction, we will do the build out, then transition full time connected to the building (shore power).

For me, shop space makes money, houses don't. I also work online doing various things, developing multiple future streams of income that afford us mobility and sustainability. The overall intent is to relocate to Las Vegas next year, but again will likely rent shop/warehouse space.

I like the idea of shared shop / residential space.. many municipalities dont like it, however most older towns have loopholes in zoning that allow people to live in commercial space.. as "back in the day" it was quite common for a shopkeeper to live in the back of or right above their shop so the laws actually allow for it unless its a brand new community with special provisions in the charter...

im not sure why i maintain a house when im the opposite of a home body.. I am only home to sleep... your idea of having a shop to work on projects in and live in a small space within or on the bus seems to make perfect sense..

I suppose im more fitted for living in a bus or mobile space than I think.. I am a partner ion a software company and I am always working mobile anyway... and now in fact my bus is becoming a mobile DEV lab so even less ties to an office or house.. yet I would miss the space to build stuff.. sounds like you have that covered with a shop... Im liking your model more and more all the time..
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:38 PM   #17
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I don't live ON a skoolie; I live full time IN a skoolie. For income, I'm on SSDI because I can't work. I don't live high on the hog, just somewhere near him.
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:07 PM   #18
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It's miserable but totally worth it. 12 hr shifts, 7 days a week. Outdoors. In North Dakota. Night shift for first timers. Muddy. Cold. Exhausting work.

But the pay is FANTASTIC and it only lasts a couple weeks if you can rough it. The probably hired 300 people for our yard last year and after the first week less than half remained. By the end of the second week there were only about ten of us that hadn't quit. But we made $4500 in two weeks. They treat you well and give you a site with hookups and a bath house with hot showers and internet. Plus the truckers give you treats and the ladies in the scale house make hot food and desserts to share. =]
Uhhh ya that sounds rough if your loosing that many people that fast. The people sound nice though. Just sounds like you have to stalk up on ibuprofen/ aspirin before joining..

Us... We are not full time. We would love to be some day and show the kids the land and just spend more time with them before they grow up to fast. But need mobile job and a bus. Working on bus and looking for other. Someday we will get there
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