OK. So you have decided to at least investigate the possibility of owning your own piece of heaven. Maybe heading down the open road with the home in tow has lost a little lustre and it might be nice to have a guaranteed spot. Less travel. Less work. More fun. Let's have a look at a few options.
Probably the first thing you want to consider is location. Do you want something that is relatively close to home or is something more exotic more to your liking? Realistically, while a place on Vancouver Island, in the Okanagan or Shushwap areas are very nice. As are other locations in the U.S. and many other places. But, how often would you be able to use it? If you will only be able to get there a few times a year, perhaps it is better to stay closer to home.
Types of Property
Acreage: You could look for that little piece of land in the middle of nowhere. A place to have the "cabin in the woods" so to speak. Perhaps a smallacreage in the Sundre area. Or Water Valley. Sylvan Lake or GullLake. There are many destinations within a couple hours of Calgarywhere you could find a lovely spot. The question is, what is yourlifestyle? What to you like to do? If you aren't a big "people" person, and like lots of privacy, then this is for you. If however, you like to golf, playtennis, go boating and enjoy the social aspects of a community, then the acreage idea may not work.
RV Park: There are many places within an easy drive of Calgary where you can park your RV on a permanent basis. This offers you the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the benefits of being in a social community with amenities such as pools, golf, tennis, boating and whatever else may be at the oneyou choose while still keeping the ability to take the RV and "hit the road"when you like. This brings up the question of "will you now, or in the future want to use the property in the winter"? Also, is there a chance you may give up the RV in the future and want to build on the lot? If so, be sure to look for a place with "deep services" so you have water and sewer all year long.
Cottage: This is a big one. There are many options to think about here so I will continue this topic next week. Until then, may your roads all lead to happy places.