A “Moving Home” is here to stay.
A lot of people are having an increasing level of curiosity towards owning a caravan as an investment. Every state and territory in Australia had experienced an increase to up to 30% in caravan sales and inquiries! The pandemic is undoubtedly one of the main reasons why more and more people adapt to “Another New Normal”. Regardless, buying a caravan is a highly recommended investment for those who seem skeptical about it and even those who have no idea about it.
Here are the five reasons why you should invest in a caravan:
1. A more affordable option for a travel lifestyle
Think of the number of times you planned a trip and got caught up with several limitations, including insufficient funds for accommodation, limited vehicle space for the entire family, not enough luggage allowance, fully-booked hotels, and many more.
Having a caravan provides most of your travel needs. You can just pack your bags and go without any hassle that comes unexpectedly, and worst, at the last minute.
2. A more cost-effective than holiday homes.
When we were young, we wanted a house in front of a beach. We thought of living a life in a cabin in the woods. We even dreamt of living in a castle on top of a hill. Then we grew older, and we envisioned ourselves looking at the sunset from the wooden window while drinking a cup of coffee. You even imagine your kids or your future kids and your dog playing just in front of your dream holiday house.
Then reality wakes you up. You do not own such a house like many of us because we cannot afford it. Unfortunately, the price of our dream holiday homes continues to increase dramatically year after year. You also need to understand that it comes with taxes too! Owning a caravan is a much better option in terms of cost, especially in the long run.
3. It is practical
Booking accommodation can be frustrating. The best ones are either expensive, far from the tourist spot, or taken. Holidays are precious times, and in most cases, you cannot postpone them because those are the only ones you got. You will end up getting whatever room is available. Furthermore, eating in fancy restaurants can be disappointing too. You will have to spend more than you have to for a meal that you can cook in the kitchen inside your caravan, which brings me to my next point.
4. It is flexible
Each one of us has different tastes when it comes to certain things, and a caravan is not an exception to that. For many of us, we want our investments to represent ourselves as a form of expression of our individuality. On top of that, each of us has specific needs and unique expectations. Caravan manufacturers understand that. As a result, there is something to suit every budget. You get to choose from plenty of sizes, designs, and layouts to get the perfect caravan you have in mind.
5. It is a gift for your mental health
According to World Health Organization, depression is a common mental disorder affecting more than 264 million people worldwide! Studies have proven that taking a break away from work and a busy lifestyle even for a few days aids mental health. Owning a caravan that can take you away from your home to get more connected to nature is a great therapy that will always be available for you. Mental health is as crucial as our physical health. We cannot take it lightly.
Caravans, like any other investment, need preparation. Checking your financial status and capability of owning one is a huge factor to consider. Have some research on different manufacturers and their payment schemes. Take your time to study which one is the most feasible and be open to as many options as possible.
Soon enough, you will have your own “Moving Home”.