Most people go on holiday for a few weeks and then choose to exchange their luxury home for something more primitive: a campsite for example. Camping can be done in various ways; with a tent, a folding trailer, a camper, a roof tent, a caravan, etc.
We chose to camp. Seven months camping in a converted former DHL truck.
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Camping and suffering
With a teenage son and two large dogs. We also left our house and went Europe in. On to adventure. I myself grew up camping; I went on holiday with my parents for years with the folding trailer. My friend, Ronald, has camped for Defense at night; he also knows what 'suffering' is. My son Leff is less 'normal' with suffering and minimalism.
The rule of 5
The first assignment: 'Pack according to the rule of 5' was hard to swallow. That rule means that we can all take 5 pieces of everything. 5 shirts, 5 shorts etc. Although we have a large camper, space is always a 'thing'. And so we aimed for 'as little as possible'. This turned out to be too much later…. How little a person needs.
Luxury camping vs wild standing
We have had a wonderful journey; by means of France, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Austria, Germany: seen so many beautiful locations. And camped in various ways: from a luxury campsite with a heated swimming pool to being in the wild and having no facilities. And do you know what the beauty of camping is; it's a cool thing to do in every way. There is no "better" than good when it comes to camping. Camping is just fine. Good for your mind, for contacts with your family, for the appreciation of nature and for your health.
Is camping still fun after 7 months? As far as I'm concerned, yes. I love nothing more than touring around Europe in our motorhome. Any kind of luxury doesn't do much for me. I enjoy everything we do have. And then a hot shower is already a party.
Working or sabbatical
Our trip was not a holiday: we 'just' continued to work. My son had a sabbatical from school, but not me from my company† A completely location independent company in which I fulfill my Mission: to inspire and motivate people to get the most out of their lives.
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Two weeks of camping can make up for a whole year: just imagine what a longer trip can do to you. That option doesn't seem to be for everyone.
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What is it for you, camping for 7 months: a Dream or a Nightmare?
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