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Old 02-21-2015, 01:51 PM   #1
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Another 'home-free boomers' book out

Came across a new book in the sell-the-house-and-hit-the-road-and-write-about-it genre:

Going Gypsy: One Couple's Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All

According to the reviews, the book is mainly about the empty nester aspect, which -- since I don't have kids -- is of limited interest to me. Some of you may already be familiar with their blog, which focuses on their travels.

I'm not sure there really is a growing "home free" or "gypsy" movement, although obviously some folks are doing this and it's generating a good amount of media coverage.

To me, it sounds like an exhausting existence, particularly when combined with the pressures of maintaining a blog. Travel adds a lot of spice to life, but you can't live off spice alone. I like to have a home -- and community -- to come back to.
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I've followed the Gypsy Nesters on Twitter for some time. I'm with you - I like my home, and my stuff, and my friends, and my church, and my pets, and.....


But it's still an interesting blog - it's given us a few ideas for vacations.
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I'm not sure there really is a growing "home free" or "gypsy" movement, although obviously some folks are doing this and it's generating a good amount of media coverage.
Yeah - it's nothing new at all. The previous generation was big into RVs and quite a few did the full-time RV thing. We know a couple in their early 80s now that went full-time sailing 30 years ago. So many organizations supporting them, like Escapees, were founded decades ago. Escapees was founded in 1978.
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:19 PM   #4
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The latest version of this is the younger folks building Tiny Houses on trailers.
I love reading about the lifestyle, but I too am a fan of having a home base.


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Old 02-21-2015, 08:12 PM   #5
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This lifestyle appeals to me. I've done it while on vacation on two round the world trips and I find it stimulating. Granted if I were to do it full time I'd probably like a few weeks to two months or so in one spot or region. I've never been a huge fan of a single location vacation.

Ideally, I'd like a place to come back to in the event that the lifestyle got tiresome. Maybe something like a vacation rental condo that I could turn into a permanent home if I wanted or needed to.

Different strokes for different folks, I guess.
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We did the motorhome full-time thing for 2 years after we sold the big house. It was fun but decided we wanted a house again. So we bought a smaller house in a retirement community near our 2 sons.
This year we are renting houses and cabins. Had a nice house in Utah for March, will be in 2 different cabins in Colorado for July and August. I've found it is worth it if you are doing a monthly rental to ask for a discount. Next year we're thinking of Oregon and Washington, or maybe Hawaii for a month.
I thought about traveling like the above but didn't have the guts to try it....
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I'm not sure there really is a growing "home free" or "gypsy" movement, although obviously some folks are doing this and it's generating a good amount of media coverage.
sounds like a nightmare to me
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