Being a free-spirited full-timer isn’t just for retired folks. Many people are figuring out how to do it long before retirement and they’re having a ball. Take Caleb and Kristy Simpson of Austin, TX. In 2015, these thirty-something parents of two (with one on the way!) ditched their traditional suburban life for nomadic RV living with kids.
Kristy and Caleb Simpson with their two young children. As devoted outdoor sports and fitness enthusiasts, Kristy immediately knew that full-timing was the life for them. Their kids quickly adapted to RV living.
A Sense Of Home Wherever They Roam
Caleb and Kristy were bit by the travel bug when they met a full-time RVing family of four at a rock climbing event. As devoted outdoor sports and fitness enthusiasts, Kristy immediately knew that full-timing was the life for them. After some gentle persuasion, Caleb agreed. RV living was the perfect way to satisfy their wanderlust. They could rock climb, run and roam wherever they wanted, but still give their growing family a strong sense of home. Newly invigorated by their new commitment to debt-free living, changing gears to a tiny home and simple lifestyle just made sense.
As many young families who go full-time RVing with kids experience, the people closest to Caleb and Kristy didn’t share their enthusiasm for full-timing. “Our whole family thought we were crazy,” writes Caleb in the couple’s blog. “Our friends all said it was cool, but inside they probably thought we had lost our mind. What parent in their right mind would live in 250 square-feet of space with two toddlers? Our minds had been made up though, and nothing was going to change it.”
“Our parents hated they idea,” Kristy said. “They did all they could to talk us out of it.” Most people figured the novelty would quickly wear
René M. Agredano