My husband, whose roots are in Yorkshire area and whose children and grandchildren reside generally in that area, came up with an interesting idea: buy a stationary camper and keep in a caravan park, so that we can use it as a home base when we travel to the UK to visit the families.
Has anyone on SF ever done this kind of thing? Seems like it might make sense for folks who are from the UK residing permanently in France, but who have family they want to visit. That way, one could stay for a few weeks or a month in one’s own place… With busy young families, it seems sometimes like a good plan to be available for family members to visit rather than to descend on their tiny homes and busy lives all of a sudden.
Also, of course, it would mean having a home base from which to explore the UK together.
The cost and the fees are high, perhaps; but then again the quality of life and all of the intangibles might make it worthwhile. We figured that it would cost about 400 per month (after paying for the stationary caravan), and we’d need to use it for 12 weeks per year to make it economically worthwhile.