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Live in a caravan!

Not that I'm particulary going to do this, but has anyone moved to CH intending on living and working there, and started in a caravan??
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Not that I'm particulary going to do this, but has anyone moved to CH intending on living and working there, and started in a caravan??
Not that I know of, but we had a couple here in Bern that did a month in a tent ... right in the middle of the monsoon in July ... am pretty sure that they are happy to be in a flat now.
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Re: Live in a caravan!

Especially as their tent would have been washed away in the recent flood, had they still been there...
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Re: Live in a caravan!

how warm are caravans to live in when there's a metre of snow laid on it?
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Re: Live in a caravan!

Good question!
just did a quote for a site in BERNE! Pitch, with Electric, waste etc, totally about £300 per month!
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Re: Live in a caravan!

We had one guy who lived at the Pfäffikon (ZH) Badi for a year but he did go home to Germany at weekends. Mind you "he was so tight he could peel a orange in his pocket".

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Re: Live in a caravan!

there was a show on TSR1 a few weeks ago about people in canton Vaud who lived in a campsite all year round. They actualy seemed very "normal" (not trashy or anything) and paid really low rent
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Re: Live in a caravan!

The only problem I can foresee is that for some things (permit, bank account, etc.) you might need to provide a fixed local mailing address, and I'm not sure that c/o the local campground will cut it. In terms of the day-to-day logistics of living in a camper van for weeks on end, if you're the type of person who's willing to give it a go, you're probably the type of person who can handle it. I know people from home who have lived in a tent through the Canadian winter to save money on rent (even at -20C!), so a caravan in Switzerland should be fine, as long as you have warm clothes/blankets.

Anybody know if you can rent a post box while living in a campground? That might help get around problem of having no address....

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Re: Live in a caravan!

Haha I was wondering about this myself a while back. Brings back memories from the movie "Snatch" Mind you, you could probably save a load of cash this way...drawback is you can't really have friends over in such a cramped space. Besides, how are you going to connect to the internet? wireless?
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how warm are caravans to live in when there's a metre of snow laid on it?
It's insulation isn't it? Like an igloo? Mind you, with a caravan you still have to piss in a bucket which is what would put me off .
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Re: Live in a caravan!

HeHe!
Thanks for all your replies!!!

We've decided we're ganna go for it!

Just bought a caravan! :-)

Our budget allows us to stay in a caravan on a camp site for 6 months with money left to live comfy!.. (Not that we ideally wanna be in the caravan for 6 months.!)

Some camp sites WILL allow you to use their mailing address, and I even found one that would deliver it to your tent/camper for a small fee..

If all goes to plan, we leave the UK on the 31st.. Ganna stop off in Lux, and Stuttgart first, then head on down to Berne! :-) (unless anyone can recommend anywhere in particular thats good for camping and searching for jobs?!?!?!)
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Re: Live in a caravan!

Good luck - I'm sure it'll be much better than 22 years in a Travelodge

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/l...re/6988927.stm
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Re: Live in a caravan!

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HeHe!
Thanks for all your replies!!!

We've decided we're ganna go for it!

Just bought a caravan! :-)

Our budget allows us to stay in a caravan on a camp site for 6 months with money left to live comfy!.. (Not that we ideally wanna be in the caravan for 6 months.!)

Some camp sites WILL allow you to use their mailing address, and I even found one that would deliver it to your tent/camper for a small fee..

If all goes to plan, we leave the UK on the 31st.. Ganna stop off in Lux, and Stuttgart first, then head on down to Berne! :-) (unless anyone can recommend anywhere in particular thats good for camping and searching for jobs?!?!?!)

effing pikeys !!!!

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Re: Live in a caravan!

<snatch mode>I fo%*ng hate pikeys</snatch mode> I hope they deliver a wireless service too. When's the caravan warming party?!
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If all goes to plan, we leave the UK on the 31st.. Ganna stop off in Lux, and Stuttgart first, then head on down to Berne! :-) (unless anyone can recommend anywhere in particular thats good for camping and searching for jobs?!?!?!)
Doug,

I think this calls for a blog of your exploits as you wend your way to your own personal HeidiLand ?
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I think this calls for a blog of your exploits as you wend your way to your own personal HeidiLand ?
I'll second that.
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Re: Live in a caravan!

Way ahead of ya! http://www.dougandanna.co.uk/
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Re: Live in a caravan!

A little Pikey girl opens the caravan door & shouts "MUUUUM, HOW DO I PUT MY KNICKERS ON, AGAIN?"
Mum shouts back "HOW MANY MORE TIMES? YELLOW TO THE FRONT, BROWN TO THE BACK!"
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Re: Live in a caravan!

Well, the time is coming.. Leaving on Sunday 4th, with a 2am ferry trip on the morning of monday 5th.. Drive half way down through france, stop a couple nights, then all the way down to Zurich!
not stopping in Lux and Stuggart on the way down as will have problems with Jack and Ozzy, (our dog and cat! :-) )

http://dougandanna.co.uk/ if you're interested..
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