I like what Sue and Dave Teich are doing. If you’re looking for a place to retire, why not take your time to find the perfect spot? This is hardly roughing it.
Here the Teich’s daughter, Jessica interview them about their travels.
For my parents, home is where they park it. Last summer, they sold the 3,500 square-foot house that both my mother and I grew up in. With downsizing and exploration in mind, they cruised right past their Baby Boomer peers and moved into a decked out Class A motor home — with two cats and a Lab mutt in tow. What started as an unconventional way to house hunt has morphed into their new way of life.
It’s been a bumpy ride at times, but they are adapting to a mobile lifestyle. Now, a year into their adventure, I ask them to explain what happens after you make the decision to pare down, pack up, and hit the road.
Mom, Dad – Sue, Dave – Hi. What spurred you to move into an RV instead of another house?
S In the very beginning, we wanted to use the RV as a means to look around the country and find a place to settle down. But we quickly realized we wanted this to be more than just a temporary way of life.
OK, let’s talk logistics. You don’t own land right now. Where do you stay every night?
D If our tanks are almost full, we’ll find a campground or park and stay overnight. We use their electric, sewer, and water so that we can run the laundry and dishwasher. Then we’re good to empty our holding tanks, refill with fresh water, and boondock [live completely self-contained] for the next four to six days before we have to do it all again.