A full-time RVer (The Modern Nomad blog), was talking to a non-RVer, discussing where they lived. When the non-RVer found out they were full-time RVers, her comment was, "So, you're homeless?"
Yes, full-time RVers are "homeless" in the traditional sense - by choice. We do not have a house or apartment. Like turtles or nomads, we carry our home with us. All of it. Some full-time RVers live in RVs that cost a half a million dollars or more! Some are making do in much, much less.
I traveled full-time for eight years, George for four. Neither of us felt homeless, though at campfires at RV gatherings, RVers would joke that we were. We appear homeless to many but we're not. After all, we travel with all the components of home: kitchen, living area, bedroom, bathroom plus our clothes and food.
Apparently someone in the government, the Census Bureau, I believe, decided full-time RVers didn't quite fit the category of homeless. And we have to be put in some category. Thus a new term was born. Full-time RVers are "the affluent homeless!"
Doesn't that make you feel better?! Jaimie Hall Bruzenak