|The New House!|
Update : November 27th, 2012
My co-worker and I have decided to really take the plunge. We lost one of our other co-workers yesterday. (He relocated to Kentucky) Now instead of splitting a hotel three-ways, it is down to two. You all know my eventual plans. OK. The remaining co-worker and I have decided to buy single-person tents and go camping to amass large bounds of salary. :D I'm happy to find a like-minded individual.
Solitary tent. Inflated camping therma-rest pad. Marmot sleeping bag. One sub-freezing and snow/rain/wintry mix evening of south western PA climate. OO boy. This is living, my friends!
We have managed to get down our daily costs to $30 bucks a person. $15 for the car and the $15 for the camp site at the KOA. (We tried to just find a start park or land but the park closes at 5 and deer season is open and we dont feel like getting shot....)
In only a week, all of the fancy lightweight camping gear will break even to what we would have paid for a hotel. The flip side being we go forward with nice gear and can save further. After all the weather will eventually only get better as the season goes on and we move south.
Another amazing idea down the road would be to not bother getting a car. Instead borrowing the curteousy car from the airport for a few hours to drop by the goodwill, pick up some bicycles and use those instead. Then re-donated them back at the end of our time in the area. (When we are finished mapping) If we can manage that and find federal park land we could just it down to simply food costs.
I'm pretty sure that by the end of this mapping season I will be well prepared mentally, physically, and will the gear in order to live on the eventual acre purchased while Kiki and I build that Eco home!
Still excited. OK. Very.
Over and out.