We ditched our 9-5 jobs… now we journey around the globe in our motorhome – here is the most effective and worst half
QUITTING your 9-5 job is usually a very daunting step for a lot of, particularly when you’ve youngsters to take care of.
However that is precisely what mother and father Natasha and Greg Plant have completed.
Fed up of coming residence from their 9-5 jobs and spending little time with their two sons, the Merthyr Tydfil household stated sufficient was sufficient.
Making the most of the steep hike in home costs in 2022, they offered their household residence of six years and launched into a journey journey.
Beginning their journey from Wales on December 30, Natasha, 33, and Greg, 37, set off with sons Regan, 14, and Ronan, 7, and headed for France of their motorhome.
Natasha, a certified main college trainer, stated: “What we seen once we had been away on the weekends, we began realising it was not the home and stuff that made us glad. We had been dwelling in such a minimal approach within the motorhome we didn’t miss going residence to our home.”
Earlier than their motorhome acquisition, the household owned a caravan within the picturesque market city of Brecon.
Greg, who works within the automotive trade, stated: “We realised we needed to show the boys there was extra to life than that. And we’re studying as we go. And it’s nearly spending extra time collectively.
“We’ve not received a set plan but, we’re simply going with the move. Clearly, with it being chilly this time of 12 months we’re heading south subsequent in the direction of Spain.”
The household will begin residence education in keeping with the January time period curriculum, utilising Natasha’s expertise as a main college trainer.
The couple have stated their new way of life supplied a richer alternative for studying. Cultural stops throughout their Gallic journey included the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris which stays closed following a hearth.
Natasha stated the boys had been asking about what occurred to the constructing so after they received again to the van that night they began to analysis it. They discovered a documentary to observe in regards to the cathedral as a household.
Urge for food whetted, the boys researched the Cathedral, and subsequently watched a documentary with their mother and father to be taught extra.
Natasha added: “They’re studying in a very new approach. We would like them to be taught from their experiences and know that there is not only one approach of doing issues.”
They plan to take their motorhome as far south of Europe as they’ll, hoping to pit cease in Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar.
With the restrictions on vacationer visas now the UK has left the European Union, the household must return inside 90 days however are hopeful they are going to discover a place to name residence within the meantime.
Greg stated: “The cash will not final ceaselessly nevertheless it is sufficient to get us began to seek out someplace we may settle and work lower than if we had been within the UK. Natasha added: “We live a lot less complicated. We’re not consuming as a lot junk, we’re strolling and shifting extra.”
A social media presence has helped them join with different households from the UK dwelling life on the highway.
They’re sharing their expertise of dwelling on the highway on Instagram as @journey.van.fam.
You possibly can observe their journey right here.