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Thread: Thrifty vacations
11-25-2007, 09:07 AM #1Melinda WellsGuest
My husband and I live on a disability check of $600 a month, with no
other government help except medical. There are numberous ways to
live and vacation cheaply and if I can do it on my budget, think how
it will benefit someone else!
Many animal rescues need volunteer help to feed dogs, cats, birds,
etc. Some will provide you a place to live, other may ask you have
your own camper but offer a place to park for free in exchange for a
few hours a week in voulunteer work. Some of these rescues also
provide your food!
Campgrounds are a cheap way to live in warmer climates or to travel.
It is hard to beat $330 a month for all utilities included. Look
around, some campgrounds are very small and do not advertise and
these gems often go for $180 or less a month including all utilities,
cable, and internet! If you happen to not know an area and still want
to camp cheap then consider work camping. All major campgrounds
including KOA need work campers. You work 15-25 hours a week and camp
for free!This puts you right in the middle of expensive locations
like Miami, Key West,Orlando or in any state. There is also a site to
register as a work camper. The work is simple and easy and you can do
this for a short vacation or a way of life.
When getting a camper think mirco mini. Ours is 21 foot. We have a
10x10 tent next to us that we use for storage and to keep a full size
freezer,washing machine and fridge. We cook on our gas grill plus
have a stove and mircowave inside. Also, when buying a camper look at
older models, you will get the better deal. We paid $750 for ours and
updated the insides and customized it for our needs. When we are done
our investment will be worth over $5000 because it will be a fully
modernized antique! Valuable to collectors but because of the age
cheap to get insurance on and plates for!