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Old 06-13-2016, 12:30 AM   #1
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Do you live full time on a skoolie?

What do you do for work? How do you pay for expenses?
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:34 AM   #2
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What do you do for work? How do you pay for expenses?
It's called retirement and living the good life
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:02 AM   #3
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I dont live on a skoolie full time... however im a software developer and easily could work-wise.. I have also hired software developers on a project-basis whom I never met with face to face.. so they couldve been living in a bus or on a boat etc..

with so many mobile and remote-based businesses out there its very possible to live on a skoolie.. I have a friend who works for a major call center.. he uses his IP phone to answer calls at home... he brought that phone to my house when he stayed here during a catastrophic storm event a few years ago.. his company had no idea where he was.. he answered the phone anytime they called... thats all they cared about..

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Old 07-12-2016, 10:22 PM   #4
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What do you do for work? How do you pay for expenses?
Buy a metal detector and start searching for gold and change as you travel. Ive found a couple thousand dollers in gold and change over the years.
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Old 07-13-2016, 02:30 AM   #5
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We do the sugar beet harvest in October for a couple weeks to get a lot of money in a short amount of time. Now we're doing a camp host job with American Land and Leisure. They give you a free site and pay you too. Then in winter we're going to work for Amazon shipping for all the holiday overtime.
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Old 07-13-2016, 07:53 AM   #6
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im a saoftware / hardware DEV / business owner.. if I wanrted to i could easily Live in a skoolie and still make good money... my work in fact is in the hotel business so I would probably still end up sleeping in a building fairly regularly...

my only thing woulkd be where do people park that do it.. if its a farm thing then I guess they park on the farm.. but someone like myself would have a tough time finding parking for a bus full time..
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:51 PM   #7
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We do the sugar beet harvest in October for a couple weeks to get a lot of money in a short amount of time. Now we're doing a camp host job with American Land and Leisure. They give you a free site and pay you too. Then in winter we're going to work for Amazon shipping for all the holiday overtime.
How is that sugar beet harvest? I keep hearing about that one and amazon for ones that full time
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Old 07-13-2016, 03:18 PM   #8
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For the last 18 months, we have 'Work Camped' - but not in the traditional sense of receiving a "free" campsite as compensation. Instead, we travel the country inspecting Natural Gas Pipelines. As a result of our employee arrangement, we receive a per diem (to cover campground costs), Mileage Pay One (for our motor-home as we travel the country), Mileage Pay Two (for use of our vehicle during daily travel within our destination area) and Internet Pay (to ensure a reliable connection via mobile networks) - in addition to an hourly wage. Since we function as full-time employees, our position includes Health Insurance and 401K. Over the last 14 months, we have ONLY spent that which we have earned - allowing our 'retirement income' to remain untouched (as it grows). We have visited 24 states in this time - often staying at Moose Lodges or Elks Lodges (with full hookups), rather than campgrounds or RV Parks, in an effort to reduce costs. We work 40 hours each week delineated any way we choose (five "eights", four "tens" or 40 hours in three days - the choice is ours). While, our arrangement might not suite everyone, for us, it provides a more than livable wage supporting a very active lifestyle.

Many similar opportunities to ours exist. One simply needs to think 'outside the box' when searching for these things.
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:50 PM   #9
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At the time of this writing... I don't live in my bus full time.
But, I received notice 2 days ago that I need to move by September 1st.
Just bought my bus July 1st... So, full time here I come!

It's about 6 months before schedule, but I'll make it work!

Oh, and I'm disabled and I print shirts for a buddy... Less than part time.

Printed this one today.... It's a full back print
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:56 PM   #10
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At the time of this writing... I don't live in my bus full time.
But, I received notice 2 days ago that I need to move by September 1st.
Just bought my bus July 1st... So, full time here I come!

It's about 6 months before schedule, but I'll make it work!

Oh, and I'm disabled and I print shirts for a buddy... Less than part time.

Printed this one today.... It's a full back print
What happened that you have to move?
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