My family and I live on the road full time in an RV named, Harvey. I work full time on the internet, and my husband, Ed, home schools our 8 year-old son, Edison.
We bought the RV and started traveling in 2014, but became officially full time, once we sold our home in Ohio, December 1st, 2016.
Why did you decide to travel full time?
Years ago, they closed the school in our town, leaving us with the choice of home schooling or sending our son on a bus for 90 minutes each way to get to a school in the middle of nowhere.
We bought a little time by putting him in a private kindergarten, but we needed to figure something out before 1st grade.
One day, on a 20 minute drive to Edison’s school, we started talking…We had already decided to home school and it occurred to us that if we’re doing it remotely anyway, do we have to do it at the house?
Ed had already started selling off his rental properties, and I was already working remotely. Suddenly, our dream of traveling full time was a possibility.
On my iPad, I found out that there was a huge RV show, the following weekend in Cincinnati. We had a decision and a plan before we finished the 20 minute drive into Columbus.
What work do you do remotely?
I handle online product development, project management, and whatnot for a team of internet entrepreneurs, based out of Florida. Our development team and some of my other coworkers live in different countries and multiple time zones, so we’ve always handled our communication via email, Skype, etc.
How does school work?
Ed spends 6-8 hours a day as Edison’s teacher, and I do “Mommy School” enrichment projects whenever I can.