TBH, I wouldn't be surprised if more young people started moving into RVs.
Ana said, "During the peak summer months, our lot costs $1,100 a month, but the monthly payment then goes down by hundreds in the fall/winter months. All utilities are included in the lot price, like water, sewage, Wi-Fi, cable, and electric." In total, they're now spending between $1,173–1,473 per month for the camper and the lot.
One option Ana mentioned some campers choose is "boondocking," which is much more cost-friendly than renting land at a park or resort. She said, "[Boondocking] is free. People will let you live off their land for a certain amount of time and let you use all of their hookups — that's water, that's sewage, that's electric." She also mentioned some people buy a plot of land instead of renting.
She explained, "I'm from Ohio, so I know if I moved back to Ohio, I would probably get a house mortgage for less than what I'm paying to live in a camper... Keep in mind this is just in Virginia Beach. It would be different if I lived in a small town somewhere. I would probably be paying a third of what I pay here to stay at their campground, but then again I'm also at a camper resort and we have all these amenities."
She told BuzzFeed, "We have two swimming pools, a lazy river, on-site laundromat, a campground store, live music performances every Friday and Saturday night, food trucks every day of the week, golf cart rentals, playgrounds, a trolley to the beach and waterslides."
"I prefer this over apartment living. It feels so much more secluded and private living in our camper, which may be contrary to popular belief," she added. "Also, owning something at a young age feels great. We are able to remodel anything as we choose and we have our own yard area."
She added, "I also recommend taking your camper out for a spin before moving in completely. We did that and it made us feel much more confident when our move in happened."
She told BuzzFeed, "I have received so many questions about how to get started, where to find a loan, and how to find a camper/campground. This makes me so happy to see more young people finding alternative ways to live. It’s so good for us to own something at a young age and be able to save for our future homes in the meantime."