We have been watching a show where a bunch of uk families have packed up and moved to remote places of the world for a more simpler life.
I think I really want to do this. Sell up everything and travel with the kids for a year ( when they are a lot older). Has anyone done it?
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28-03-2016 23:00 #1
Experience life, escape the rat race
29-03-2016 06:15 #2
29-03-2016 07:50 #3
I am seriously considering this. But there are risks... Like the housing market booming while away and suddenly you can't buy anymore...
i would like like to start up an Internet business so I can live where I want to
29-03-2016 07:55 #4Senior Member
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For a long time I've loved the idea of 6/12 months campervanning around Aus. Then we did a week in NZ and it's really not for me!
I'd like to take 6 months and return to the UK to where DH is from and just do nothing but enjoy the British summer and countryside.
But the reality of both working ft and owning a home in Sydney, probably makes it impossible 😞
29-03-2016 08:01 #5
The thing with these stories is that it's always some person who runs a business on line and makes a decent amount of money Or people who are wealthy and have assets they live off. They don't show you the person who comes back broke and needs to re adjust back into society. If we sold everything we would not get back into the housing market, it would be a hit to our careers and we might not get the paying jobs we have now.
The kids would need to start new schools, you need furniture and a roof over your head plus a car. Those are huge costs.
I'm not saying people can't do things like this and be fine but I think their is a huge reality people don't talk about with these things.
29-03-2016 08:20 #6
Not quite the same but we up and moved from outer Sydney area to a remote town (150ish people, 2 hours from the nearest town, 3+ hours from any McDonalds, grocery stores etc...) and it has been the best decision we have ever made. I'll never ever go back.
We are currently putting our pennies away to invest in a really good camper trailer that will suit us (4 kids aged 6, 4, 3 and 2) so we can spend the holidays travelling.
29-03-2016 08:47 #7
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29-03-2016 09:57 #8
Thanks for the info, I wonder if there is global groups I can find. I've seen a lot of Australia already so after something a little more adventurous.
Looking at 8 years time, when my eldest is in year 5 so she can complete primary with her friends.
starting to plan now so we can afford it and have the time. I'm not planning on quitting my job but taking a mid career break.
We will rely on savings, online calculators have indicated if we put a small amount in our mortgage repayments each week we'll have nearly an extra 200k to withdraw. Not planning on selling property, we will rent that out. The rent will be enough to cover its costs.
29-03-2016 10:54 #9
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