Duff O'Melia

A Nomadic Adventure

Here are the details of an adventure I’d like to embark on:

  • Sell most of our stuff.
  • Sell our house.
  • Rent a UHaul trailer and hook it up to the back of our 12 passenger van.
  • Rent a furnished house in the mountains of West Virginia for 3 or 4 months.
  • Work from there. Homeschool from there. Live there.
  • Then rent a furnished house in another state for 3 or 4 months.
  • Repeat for about 2 or 3 years.
  • Proposed places: Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, the U.P, Colorado, the Great Woods of New Hampshire, Oregon, California, Maine, and Florida.
  • Come back home.

Why do it?

  • It’s a family adventure.
  • Choose experiences over ‘stuff’.
  • We live during a time that allows us to work from most anywhere with an internet connection. Why wait until we’re 65 to travel?

Open Questions:

  • How will it affect our relationships? Don’t think we’ll know the answer to this one until we do the experiment.
  • Health insurance concerns?