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Things are getting a lot more ish

Post: # 138143Post mamos
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:39 pm

Hi All

My wife and I have been living in a van for the last 7 years 3 of those have been on a commercial camp site so we have not been able to pursue many of the ish ways discussed on this site, but that is about to change.

We had dinner at a friends house at the weekend and we were talking about our way of life and how we want to grow some veg etc but didn't have the room, plus our van needs a lot of work as it is looking a bit tatty and they made me a offer.

They live in a large farmhouse with loads of land and holiday cottages etc and last year they rented out the main house and lived for the summer in a log cabin they had built. The wife said she didn't want to go through that again and so the cabin has been left empty since the summer.

They have offered us the cabin, an allotment sized piece of garden for veg and a portion of their large polly tunnel for the same amount as we are paying on the campsite :cheers:

The cabin has three rooms plus storage in the roof, running water (from a spring), shower and a flushing loo (no more emptying the portapoti) and I think I will be able to piggy back onto their wifi so we should have broadband.

They are also allowing us to have out van there so we can carry out repairs.

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Post: # 138145Post LBR
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:43 pm

That sounds so nice! Hope it works out well for you.

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Post: # 138148Post Loobyloo
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:58 pm

Excellent! Am very pleased for you!
Its so nice to hear about people getting closer to realise their dreams.

The past couple of weeks have really restored my faith in human kindness!

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Post: # 138176Post MuddyWitch
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:10 pm

Really chuffed for you both.

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Post: # 138179Post missy
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:11 pm

nice one :)
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Post: # 138183Post SarahJane
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:17 pm

I am really chuffed for you. It does restire your faith in humans and stop you being so cynical when you hear things like this. :flower: :flower:

I wish you all the luck in the world.

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Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:06 pm

Fantastic I hope all works out for you :cheers:
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Post: # 138206Post The Riff-Raff Element
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:14 pm

What nice people. Hope it all works out OK.

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Post: # 138221Post Helsbells
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:34 pm

Wow that sounds really great, ideal really, now you can become really ish!!

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Post: # 138240Post deborah
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:29 pm

That sounds absolutely brilliant ! I am so pleased to hear some good news for someone ! And of course we expect all the ish details to be shared with us on here !
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Post: # 138257Post Berti
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:26 am

how fantastic!!!! happy for you!
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Post: # 138263Post gigglybug
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:18 am

That sound perfect!! :cheers: Best of luck! :flower:
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Post: # 138276Post Milims
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:07 am

:cheers: Absolutely fantastic! :cheers: What lovely friends you have! How lovely that life has brought you such a happy and wonderful change!
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Post: # 138305Post red
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:19 am

sounds good! - hope it works out
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Post: # 138332Post mamos
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:31 pm

It is weird but I have been 100% happy living in the van for the last 7 years and so has Jules (I know this because we did think about moving into a flat a while ago but neither of us could face it).

Now, I come up with more reasons all the time why this move to the cabin is going to improve our life.

No more trudging across a muddy field in order to go to the loo of have a shower

No more emptying the portapotti

No more inbred red neck neighbour driving across our path in his stupid 4x4 and churning up the ground so it is like a WW1 battlefield.

We will have a separate bedroom so I can go to bed when I please or read or work and not be distracted by the TV

I can get up when I like or work through the night without disturbing Jules or the dogs

I can take a day off from the office and work from home or even get rid of the office altogether and work from home

We can invite people around for dinner (not very often as we don't like people that much but it will be nice to have the option at least)

We can grow some veg and have a compost heap and collect rain water and build a solar power system and solar water heating

It is going to be a nice change and I think we deserve it after living in a van for so long

Where do I sign

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