No matter what kind of lifestyle you choose, it’s good to be able to take breaks from it. So as full-time RV’rs, how do we take a vacation?
By renting a house in the ‘burbs…;)
With our oldest now 16 and being that we are in a small community of other camp-hosts MsBoyink and I felt we would be able to leave the kids at the trailer and get away for a night. I initially looked at hotels but then remembered AirBnB.com. AirBnB allows owners of private residences (spare rooms or guest houses) rent out those facilities to travelers. It’s a great alternative to boring, expensive corporate hotels. In the past I’ve booked a spare room in Chicago for a business trip and have been part of a group of developers who booked an entire walk-up in Brooklyn while we were in town for a conference.
This time I found a small guest house in Phoenix and booked it for a night. It cost us $67, and included was a bottle of wine, beer, coffee, tea, some fruit and yogurt and even fresh eggs from the owner’s chickens for breakfast. The house was small - just 250 square feet - but it had a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. Basically everything we needed just to connect as a couple, watch some movies, drink some wine and eat crackers and cheese in bed.
If you are looking for a cheap getaway or an alternative to hotels be sure to check out AirBnB!