Is this simply a cost-effective and exciting vacation and short break option? Can you actually move into a caravan year-round in the UK? It’s a tempting idea, not least as it is far cheaper than having a mortgage! Plus, you can go to live anywhere, on a whim. Or can you?
The advantages of making a caravan a home
Really, the answer to whether you can live in a caravan year-round in the UK largely lies with YOU! After all, people have been doing this for hundreds of years.
The benefits of living in a good quality caravan as your main home include that wonderful sense of freedom. As soon as the view outside your window gets boring, simply hitch your home to the back of a car and find a new perspective!
(By the way, living in a caravan all year also demands you keep on top of regularly updating your car, or maintaining it well, so you can tow with peace of mind.)
With a caravan as your residence, you can travel to visit friends and family throughout the year, and even hop on ferries to explore the continent.
If you have a business that relies on technology, you can still work when you live permanently in a caravan though for some people this is a dream retirement option.
The cost savings can be considerable too of course. Find a fair-priced caravan of the right standard, then factor in site costs, running costs for your car, and any accessories you need such as bicycles for getting around post-pitch. All this still adds up to a great deal less than buying or renting a property in the UK!
There is one more potential way to live in a caravan year-round in the UK and simplify your life. You can put one on your own land and just stay there! Keep in mind though, that if this is a permanent residence you may need planning permission.
Make sure your insurance cover is sufficient too, whether you pitch in one place, or treat life as one long holiday!