I can now confirm without a doubt that fulltiming is so much cheaper than living in a bricks and mortar house.
If I exclude items that are identical for each such as food, clothing etc.
Living in a house costs;
- Mortgage or Rent £500
- Council Tax £75 (includes 25% single person allowance)
- Electric £40
- Gas £50
- Water and Sewerage £30
- Building and Contents cover £35 per month
Total costs per month are £730
Living in a Motorhome Costs
- Gas £60 month in winter, £14 in summer Over a year this will be maximum £522 / 12 = £43 This will be cheaper once I get an LPG tank fitted.
- Campsites £45 per week. I have only used campsites for about 3 weeks in total over the last 3 months but will include this in the weekly costs £180/month
- Vehicle insurance £45 per month
- Diesel I am using 1 tank a month maximum so £60 per month.
- Launderette £7 per week.
The total is £335.00
This week I have found out I have to replace all 7 tyres on my van, This is going to cost £612.00 but these tyres will last 5 years so that equates to £10.20 per month. I have not included this in as I had a £350 boiler repair bill on my house. I have not included vehicle maintenance costs as you have domestic maintenance costs which will be much higher. Replacing carpets, cleaning, redecorating, garden fences etc etc.
The £335 I spend per month now is less than I could even rent a tiny house for. Fulltiming is definately a cheaper way to live for me.