Hello and happy Thursday! It is just me or did this week fly by. I mean fly. Whew!
I guess I knew this for about a week or so now but I have a new landlord. I think this is going to be a good thing…but only time will tell I suppose. I’ve mentioned on here that I rent an RV parking spot (with RV hookups) on 10 acres of land outside of city limits. So far, besides my new neighbors and a somewhat long commute – in my opinion, I haven’t had any issues.
On the 10 acres are 4 other RV hook-ups (hence why I have really close neighbors) and a mobile home at the entrance into the property. The guy living in the mobile home – probably in his lower to mid-30’s – have been living there for quite awhile. I forget how long but probably a few years. He’s been talking about buying the land since I moved in a year ago. I hadn’t heard much till I got a text from a local number last week telling me the deal went through and to write my rent check to him and he proceeded to tell me all his info.
When my electric circuit went out last week, that’s who fixed it. He was extremely fast in fixing it since he lives right there as the previous landlord lived a good 30 minutes away and I rarely saw him at the property. I got home while my new landlord was fixing the electric box and we started chatting and he offered (for free) to move my house over to a vacant hook-up so that I wouldn’t be as close to the new tenants! He has a big truck & a tractor so between those I’m sure one of them would be able to move my house. It weighs over 15,000 lbs so it takes quite a large truck to haul it. I told him I would think about it because moving my house will be quite the feat – even if it’s just a few feet away. One of the things I didn’t think about before going tiny as I thought that it would be easy to move given that I considered weight when selecting finishes and fixtures.
In order to move my house I would have to unplug the utilities. No biggie as it’s just pulling a plug. Then take off the skirting. It’s velcro’d to the frame so it’s not a big deal to take it off but it’s rolled up and anchored at the bottom to keep it was blowing in the wind and I have Styrofoam insulation behind it. Not hard but not exactly easy either. More of a pain than anything else. I then have to think about the interior and make sure all my dishes are off the shelves and anything that might tip over – the fridge, TV, that beloved instant pot, my ninja blender, coffee pot, etc. are tied down or moved so they won’t fall off the counter and break. Again, not hard but not easy either.
I’m just not sure it’s worth the effort to move 15 ft. just to get a little more room out my front door. I think it would be better to go through the moving hassle when I find a better spot closer to town.
What would you do??? Is it worth moving a short distance now and possibly a bit longer distance in the (hopefully) near future when I find a better parking spot? I mean, it’s on wheels for a reason…. the parking debate continues!