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I'm seriously wondering if it would be possible to live in an RV during college. I don't know where I'm going yet, so I'm just wondering in general, though if anyone knows what kind of schools would be easier to do this at than others, I'd like to know. My father doesn't think it would be practical or safe, but I'm still looking for more information, because I'm really into this idea. I stayed in my grandfather's RV in his backyard for a few weeks when we visited him, and loved it, and I really dislike the idea of living in a dorm or apartment.
The reasons I want to live in one are: it's cheaper, I can take it with me on vacations and when I graduate and move, I can own it, it offers much more privacy than a dorm or apartment, I don't need a large amount of living space as long as it's private and I'm not living with someone else in the same room or on the other side of a wall, it offers more autonomy, I would be able to have a pet, and I've always liked RV's (as well as trailers and caravans).
Assuming that I don't go somewhere with an on-campus trailer park (like UC Santa Cruz apparently has), living in an RV would mean living off-campus. I know that most schools require freshmen to live on campus if they aren't still living at home, but I've heard that you can petition to live off-campus if you have a psychological reason to do so, and I have such a strong need for privacy and personal space that I could probably count it as a psychological reason, and I'm persistent enough to convince them if there is a way to make it happen practically. I'm very outgoing, so living off-campus wouldn't make it hard for me to meet people, and I have a motor scooter and will probably go somewhere warm, so I should be able to get back and forth easily enough without having to pay a ton for gas.
But anyway, this is more about the practicality of living in an RV specifically than living off-campus. I know it's an odd and probably difficult idea, but does anyone think it's doable? And if you don't, please tell me why, because trying to think of ways around the problems might help me come up with ways to make it more practical.