Greedy Landlord And You Do All The Maintenance RV Living Full Time / Van Life Nomad



if you want to continue to follow our adventure click subscribe so you don't miss anything click the Bell notification I forgot how much backlash you get when you're paid only $300 for rent for 8 acres in a house yeah people don't believe it I mean they just absolutely don't believe it now people don't believe that you can find a place to live you know for less than a thousand dollars in the United States but you can't look this is not the first time I paid less than if you know five hundred dollars for rent I'm not saying you're gonna get eight acres yes I agree that was an absolute bargain you know you can find places for fifty four hundred half acre heck in 2001 now I know this is a few years back I bought a house a nice house fully ready to move in house for twenty six thousand my house payment was $300 a month and just under three hundred dollars a month I think people have this expectation well then I'm going to rid of place I'm not gonna do anything you know the landlord's gonna take care of everything if something breaks they've got to fix it you know they gotta cut the grass when you find a place for $300 a month it's not like they're you know they got a higher crew handyman a maintenance man they can come out and fix every little problem you got and they don't so there's this kind of handshake agreement that hey yeah you coming to this place for $300 a month you're gonna cut the grass you know when the faucet broke in the rental house I didn't even bother the landlord I just went and got it well the last time I said that somebody said AHA you're being deceitful you got all those expenses that you're not counting into your rent okay you're right you know $300 let's say it took five gallons of gas so my room was a Oh No my rent was three hundred fifteen dollars but you're still 19 coming close to this thousand dollars or $4,000 $2,000 rip price that people were telling me but you got to be willing to do the work there's work involved be coming off that cheap now there's not near as much work keeping up with a house that has a $300 rim payment as it is you going to work and working your you know rear off to pay for that thousand two thousand four thousand dollar rent payment so then the option is well I can't afford to to live in these high-priced apartments with all the luxuries and conveniences you know that they cut the grass for you and they come out and they fix the plumbing and they you know if the toilet breaks they fix it if the window breaks they fix it the only way I can get away from this ridiculous one rent price is go live in a car think about this so the option is in order to get away from a thousand dollar rent price is go from that to a car what I'm suggesting you could go from a thousand dollars to three hundred dollars if you were willing to move into an area and willing to do some work around the house you can find them I promise let's assume for a minute that you can't and so your option is you got to move into a car well just the other day I made a video where I talked about that route price is going to be just as high living in your car or RV as it is living in an apartment a thousand bucks and I'll put a link to that video right here then when you move into your car you still have more work to do than you did in the rental property you have to produce your own electric maintain the generator when your plumbing breaks you have to fix it when your window breaks you have to fix it this is constant work constant maintenance so not only you paying this high price living in a car thinking that you're saving money you got more work to do than you did when you were living in an apartment so this morning it was chilly it was 42 degrees outside now in a house you sit down at your on your couch and your pajamas kick back on a nice cold morning and enjoy the heater no big deal you don't have to do anything well with me and I have to think Wow am I gonna run the generator much longer so I can stay warmer because I got this little space heater that I can run on the generator but it's gonna run up my fuel cost it's going to require me to do maintenance on my generator sooner right now I do maintenance on my generator every two weeks but when I run it faster and harder I have to shorten the time between changes and sparkplug cleanings and air filter cleanings so then I have to do the maintenance on it about once a week instead of every two weeks plus you're going to increase your workload is what I'm trying to say simply by running a heater so you got this thought process do I really want to do all that work just so I can have a little comfort this morning of course you can run propane and but when it's raining the the condensation with propane really accumulates not gonna get into the propane produces water I'm not gonna get in that conversation right now but you do end up with more water condensation so now what are you gonna do you got to try to figure out how to reduce all that sweat and water and and you don't want to get mold so and the other thing is is when it's 42 degrees up and you turn the propane heater on you're gonna heat yourself out of the camper I mean it's just instantly you're gonna cook yourself doing dishes in your rental house you go over the sink put the dishes probably in the dishwasher that would be my guest if you're paying a thousand bucks a month I would think that you want a dishwasher so you put the dishes in the dishwasher and you push put some soap in it and you push a button dishes come out clean I know people are gonna tell me oh no you gotta do a pre wash you get my point but out here you go get your bucket of water and then you uh you know you fill up a little pot of water you heat the water over the propane stove and then you stand at the tailgate you do the dishes one at a time for in this little pot of water you got and then when you're done washing you dip water out of that bucket and you rinse each individual dish and even becomes more difficult if you're in the campsite that doesn't have water so now you're drew you're rinsing your water over another pot to save the water that you just used to rinse so you can use that tomorrow to wash the dishes your chores become a lot more complicated living out here then again in your thousand dollar a month rent again I'm telling you that the rent cost on that video that I put up here it's the same cost so you're spending the same amount thinking you're saving money and doing more work to do it thanks for watching click like if you like video and happy travels

34 Comments

  • Steer Wheel

    April 14, 2019

    thx

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  • Bill Edwards

    April 14, 2019

    If you live in a city the rent will be higher. I live 10 miles from town and rent and housing cost is half the price out here than in town. My wife's niece and her husband just bought an acre of land down the road from me that previously had a mobile home on it for $5,000. Well,septic tank and light pole already there. They moved their mobile home on it and now don't have to pay rent. Deals can be found. It's a matter of convenience. I'd rather pay less and drive a little farther to the store. It also teaches you shop smarter so you don't have to make so many trips.

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  • Alexis Brown

    April 14, 2019

    Spot on again! Tradeoffs. It's what you're willing to put up with.

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  • Marshall W

    April 14, 2019

    It's called spending a dollar to save a dime.

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  • Tony R

    April 14, 2019

    You just talked me back into a sticks and bricks!..lol but serious it's been on my mind for awhile now. However, I'll still enjoy your videos.

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  • abumpyroad

    April 14, 2019

    My sister and her husband found a 2600 sq ft house (not including a full basement) for $54,000. It's in a very depressed area but certainly affordable for retired folks who don't need to go to an office every day.

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  • Dudes got cats Lopez, and Buttz

    April 14, 2019

    Truth spoken here at lil house on the road!…appreciate your insight as always Mr!..

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  • ApplePie 2019

    April 14, 2019

    My rent is only $350.00 in S. Carolina. Plus $50 for water (well water, you pay landlord), and electric is prepay, no deposit.

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  • Northern Outdoorsman Dave

    April 14, 2019

    You're right Rob.

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  • vigo pepper popper

    April 14, 2019

    can I really wrap my head around the difference in abundance as well as convenience? A question every nomad hopefull should ask before they cash in their lifestyle.

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  • Kev C

    April 14, 2019

    Hey buddy. Good video cheap rent versus RV living I guess it would depend on what you want in your life responsibilities or freedom and Independence ( Kev )

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  • Nikki Neer

    April 14, 2019

    Usually low rent can be found in smaller towns or out in the countryside. If one works in the city expect longer commute. Lower rent in large cities means living in bad area. Yes I agree that van life is about the equivalent of 1000.00 maybe a tad less.
    N

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  • Sheila Outside & Travel !!

    April 14, 2019

    My daughter had mold in her shower.. ask me if she should call the landlord.

    I introduced her to bleach and a scrub brush and explain that the vent should be turned on for at least a half an hour after the shower or the window cracked.

    Millennials… You got to love them ☺️

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  • Sheila Outside & Travel !!

    April 14, 2019

    In 2016 I spent $400 of my own money in a rental…painting (colors I wanted)… New floors (peel and stick) & wall paper (bathroom walls, kitchen cabinets, kitchen counters refrigerator and freezer so it would all match )
    And built a small custom patio $150 + free on property garage for all my camping gear & they cut the grass every two weeks?

    I ended up with a beautifully Custom Design tiny house that I could have never gotten anywhere else for under $1,500 a month walking in the door.

    I've been here three years so far $600 with all utilities included (now $800 w new venture capitalist landlord)

    Even with that said I more than got my money's worth …will move out in 2-3 yrs to a retirement building.

    *P.S..you can tour my tiny house on my YouTube page ? *

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  • Martin Ranger

    April 14, 2019

    ????‍? TRUTH ,,, I paid my flood insurance today?!! Figured it was better odds than playing the LOTTERY??

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  • Kevin J

    April 14, 2019

    $600 in a low priced state campground for a month. You need to move every two weeks to another campsite. Then leave after a month to go to another one. Water. Electric. Showers. Trash. Dump station. —- yes can get lower cost but the intangible is less security and less care from the management in any context. —— there are many private campgrounds that go sub $500 a month but there may be an undesirable element in some context. —- else you can volunteer for 30 hours per week and it’s all free.

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  • Chris Roberts

    April 14, 2019

    Seriously now…I have a deal. I have a small farm with 10 acres and a pond., 3 car garage, out building and a loafing shed and the remains of a school house closed in 1953. I would let someone live there for FREE FREE FREE if they would do a mr fixit list every month. Oklahoma. Anyone interested????????

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  • Mr2pint

    April 14, 2019

    I think the last time I paid $300 a month for rent was in 1982 as a student for one bedroom in the basement of a house. Those sort of prices just don't exist in NZ ?

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  • Spyderhead

    April 14, 2019

    Great video; see you tonight on live feed. ?

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  • Daave12953

    April 14, 2019

    People who live in big cities can't fathom lower rent levels.

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  • oscar blom

    April 14, 2019

    Enjoyed the video. See you at the live feed tonight.

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  • Dogport 55

    April 14, 2019

    I know many places here in Missouri that you can rent for less than $1000, and be 10 minutes from a town that has all the conveniences. Great video, I do hope people listen to you about living in a car.

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  • Matthew Edwards

    April 14, 2019

    I have a PanelRay propane heater in my 1961 camper.
    It is a tube that runs floor to ceiling.
    Draws combustion air from underneath the camper, burns propane inside the closed tube, exhaust out the roof.
    The combustion occurs entirely outside the camper.
    I converted the manual gas valve to a Robert Shaw milivolt control system with a wall thermostat.
    Now I did all this work because i live at 9,000 ft in Wyoming all year at my jobsite.
    But even though my rent is "free", all the expenses for making my camper liveable up here are paid by me.
    There is no free lunch.
    Always better ways to do things, but they always take time, money, and effort.

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  • clapoutloud66 clapoutloud66

    April 14, 2019

    Nice video, it is all about what one is willing to put into making a place a home. That is why some renters have no problem in renting and moving on and some renters are blacklisted, evicted for actual damage to the home. The home was nice then it gets in the animal who tears it up, to an inhabitable state. A little story, my parents long ago rented part of a duplex which housed a two car garage shared by both tenants, they had one car and the other renter one car plus a small dog. They let the dog in the garage and it pooped right on my parents side and did not clean up after it, you know that they saw it, so shortly thereafter my parents moved out, the landlord liked them, they would trim the yard, so minor repairs themselves on the home side they were in. Those other people not only lived in the unit next door but were spilling over on to my parent's side with their crap they put into the garage.

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  • Fred Stone

    April 14, 2019

    Nothing is really free.

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  • America by pop up William Blair

    April 14, 2019

    I wish I could get a $1,000 a month out of my house's. I get $ 600 out of my highest one 3 bedroom 2 and half bath. I have had people call me at midnight and want me to change a light bulb. Some people are so lazy. You wouldn't believe the stuff I seen. Don't know if I can make the live feed tonight I'm on the road again.

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  • Mind Garden

    April 14, 2019

    Thank you. I have to explain that to people all the time. No has a crew to send over and rebuild your cheap rental. People!!

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  • Marie Jakowski

    April 14, 2019

    Excellent video.

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  • Sonny Girl

    April 14, 2019

    Price is almost always determined by Location. If your willing to move out in the deeper section of the counties and in a home with none the greater amenities, then yes you can find a home for $500.00 a month where as you stated, there's an agreement between you and the home owner to take care of things and not be an annoyance all the time to them. I wouldn't live there but for a couple who don't mind being away from conveniences , they YEP, you can find them. ???

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  • terry cobb

    April 14, 2019

    great video thank you for sharing rob see you on live feed tonight.

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  • Ex Plore

    April 14, 2019

    I rent an fix stuff also put new seals in kitchen sink bathroom sink &tub plus other things as long as it ain't nothing major $$$ great video have a good evening

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  • youroam1

    April 14, 2019

    You were a model renter!

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  • James Clark

    April 14, 2019

    hello hello

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  • Harry Leisure

    April 14, 2019

    Heeellllllooooooooo Little House On The Road Subscribers And Followers.

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