Stacey & Mike's Happy News: Family Trades Mortgage for Motorhome Life

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A family that decided to sell their house and travel the country in a motorhome say they have no regrets, and they are saving more than $30,000 a year.

Jen and her husband JR made the leap from mortgage to motorhome after hearing a podcast about a family doing the same. What started as a pleasant day dream got serious after Jen was shocked that JR was game for the big decision.

After renovating a 300 square foot motorhome in March 2021 they hit the road, homeschooling their kids, working remotely, and exploring the country.

The family spent $314,000 on their motorhome, spent an average of just under $800 on fuel a month and an average of $1,450 on motorhome sites, which amounts to around $1,850 in savings per month compared to mortgage payments and utilities.

Except that it’s the stuff you can’t put a price on that matters most: like the opportunity to go ziplining in the foothills of Pikes Peak or kayaking in the Mangroves, all the while exposing their 14-year-old daughter Kelsey and 10-year-old son Lane to all kinds of real world experiences to match what they’re learning in school.

The family have visited 36 states, typically spending up to two weeks in each spot in order to thoroughly experience the region

They’ve since upgraded to a 400 square foot motorhome, which has given them their own rooms, but they maintain that if the lifestyle ever becomes too much or too little as the case may be, they remain open to buying a house again.

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