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Anyone thinking about or have already given up their place and opted for the nomad life? Any how-to’s and lessons learned? Specifically regarding choosing a location and keeping things affordable

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I did it for almost 2 years, then another year many years later. Word of caution: don't do it to save money, and don't do it out of fear of building a life. Do it because there are places you want to go and people you want to meet. Nomad life, is a life of constant change and without attachment. It gets lonely sometimes, it's also really hard to build a routine, and healthy habits, and after a few years you might end up thinking "well shit. What did I really achieve?"

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That’s really helpful advice, thanks :) a lot to think about for sure

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This is basically the FIRE movement. 😂

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Gave up my apartment for over a year. Opted for a storage unit so I could keep some things (including clothes). Made it a point to be on traveling projects, used weekends to visit friends and family, and stopped by my “home office” once a month or so (same city as the storage unit so I could switch clothes as needed).

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I did it for eight months. It’s exhausting and you spend surprising amount of time thinking about when and where to do laundry, but it’s worth it to say you did it.

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Yea I did it for a year. It’s worth doing for at least six months

No joke I'm between leases living in a van down by the river. And man is it great

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