Can you live in a hunting camp and still keep your kids?
A friend of mine got with her current beau a few years ago. He wants to save money by selling his house and moving her and her son with him to his dads hunting camp. There is a generator, and electricity. no running water unless you count the RV and camper that is also there. (plumbing works in both). There is a wood stove in the camp and both RV and camper have heat. She would like to know what the boundaries are regarding this possible decision. Technically there is running water but what about winter months? won't pipes freeze in camper and rv?
Well, the son will probably have a blast. I would have loved it as a kid. I actually spent 18 months living in a tent. No heat or water. Though I did have a job and access to a college campus. But what I found is that we really don't need very much to get by. I think most people would be surprised. it will definitely take some adjustments, but it also will provide some challenges which make for great family bonding moments.
It depends a bit on where it is. The upper middle of the country is subject to brutally cold winters. That would be a concern for me. In some ways, heat can actually be worse. There's only so much you can do to get cooler. Being down in the wet south somewhere would make for some very uncomfortable summers.
I have no experience with RVs but I do know there are things you can do to winterize them.
I think my biggest concern would be in how they get out of the situation. If they have jobs and will be saving money for the future that is one thing, but if they are unemployed, than moving into that situation can be the type of thing that is really hard to ever get out of.
The camp is located in Ontario by the Great Lakes. Winters here are damp and cold so it cuts right through what you are wearing. The wood stove would keep it warm but I know there are some legal limitations where children are concerned.
I don't know, I'm near Detroit and we didn't even shovel this year. Give Global Warming a little bit more time and you might be out sunbathing in January.
Yes they'll freeze and you can't send a kid to school from a campsite, unless he's to young for school. They'll end up splitting no doubt! She will hate it!
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