“I’m going to live in a van.”
If you’re not an active member in the outdoor community, people don’t get it.
“Why don’t you just live in a camper?”
“You’ll never be able to do it. It’s too small.”
“You’re going to freeze in the winter.”
“Your life is going to be so miserable.”
“Where do you shower and go to the bathroom?!”
“I’m going to buy a $500,000 house I can’t afford but the bank is going to give me money anyways!”
“You’re going to be so happy!”
“How does it feel to be a responsible adult?”
Honestly, makes my stomach turn.
“I’m buying a mobile home.”
“What’s up, trailer trash?”
“Do you have enough wife-beater tank tops?”
“When are you going to buy a car that’s more expensive than your house?”
“I’m joining the Tiny House Movement.”
“That’s so cool!”
“You’re so trendy!”
“I could never do it, but I’m excited for you!”
So why is a camper better than a van? Why is a camper better than a trailer? Why is a tiny home better than a trailer of equal or more square footage? And of all of them, why is a 30-year, $500,000 mortgage that will saddle me with debt for the remaining years of my life the best option of all of them?