- Sep 15, 2016
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- Far Northern California
I was going to try this but had some health issues that let me know I have to have some "comforts" at my age, comforts I can't afford in an RV. I used to be able to camp-out in something makeshift, or did a lot of tent-camping. Can't do it anymore You are staying close to where I was raised, love the Willamette Valley, you are very fortunate The garden to work in, just those hours would be wonderful..
We workkamp a small organic teaching farm near the outskirts of Eugene, Oregon.
We share the acreage with a couple-three dozen other workkampers in various versions of home-built rigs and RecreateVehicles.
Some days, we are on-duty two hours.
Other days, we might put in four or five hours.
After a half-century of make-do camping in lesser rigs, we built our ExpeditionVehicle.
Could something like our rig work for you?
Yes, I'm aware of all of this. I can earn more without going over a certain amount, to keep my SS, but my rent would go up. If I make over what is considered low enough income, I would have to move, but nothing would please me more. I'm getting up in years though, so I may be able to make extra income, but probably not enough to keep me out of HUD housing again in the pretty near future.Didn’t see this mentioned, but any additional income you generate will cause your rent to increase, and savings sufficient to buy an RV may also be problematic to HUD, so take a close look at your financial reporting rules.
Might stop in at your Senior Center, too, and see what kind of skills-improvement classes may be available free or at low cost there.
Also might consider some volunteer work, to get yourself out there and amongst others.
I'm doing all I can to stay healthy, and able-bodied as long as I can and working something that keeps me moving, rather than sitting on my butt too long at a computer would be good. I guess it will just have to be the one day at a time so I don't get so scared I'll have to be a recluse