The pandemic changed things in many ways but the biggest impact outside of our health might be on where and how we choose to live. The exodus from inner city living is witnessed through the booming regional property prices. But it’s gone even further as caravan and motorhome companies report massive increases in young families and couples choosing a life on the road over spending their life saving for an inaccessible housing market.
This, of course, was enable by a world that suddenly embraced remote learning. No longer tied to an office chair, people soon realised they didn’t need to pay for an overpriced city rental. Thus was born, or at least boomed, the wifi nomads.
According to research by the Australian Caravan Club the average age of people buying caravans and motorhomes is 34. Gone is the idea that it’s all grey nomads out there enjoying the sunset years on remote horizons. It’s 9-5 work and raising kids wherever a wifi signal can be received. And with technology like Starlink that signal can be found almost anywhere.