My plans for living as a nomad didn’t last as long as I thought it would. Don’t get me wrong, it lasted for a good 2 months. I ended up finding an area of Provo that really appealed to me at the end of July. On August 7th I got keys and a week later started sleeping at the town home.
But first let me back up and highlight a few things I learned from living in the trailer:
- No rent
- The locations I stayed meant I grew closer to family members
- Disconnecting from the internet and computer
- Lived by a river for a good portion of the summer
- Short showers
- Electricity problems
- Dirty tank dumping
- Clean water wasn’t running constantly
- Everything was in storage or in the small place
Each of the cons wouldn’t keep me from doing it again. I found though that it wasn’t fulfilling what I was looking for at that point. I wanted a place I could bring people over, and that I could meet people in the same stage of life. And that is what brought me to South Provo. I had heard from one person about how there were a lot of people in similar stage of life as mine, and a few people from work really liked the area.
I thought hard about buying at the end of the summer, but it didn’t end up working out. So for now, I have a 3 bedroom town home with tons of storage. I’m not using 2 of the rooms and I might end up getting a roommate or two for those rooms to help offset costs.
I’m a bit sad to see that it’s the end of the summer, especially since there is snow on the surrounding mountains. I feel like I missed out on some of the adventures I had wanted to do, and that time went so quickly. While the trailer adventure has ended for now, I look forward to new adventures and new friends this year.