May marks 12 months since I finally stopped renting in addition to turning into a travel vlogger. It has not been straight-forward but I have learnt a lot along the way. In the last 12 months, I have visited 3 states but faced some challenges I did not foresee. Before I embarked on my journey, I bought an RV in addition to stationing it outside my house for a month. I would spend lots of time practicing how to adjust to life there. I did spend a couple of afternoons in it beforehand. Now, I did guess about heating at first. So, I finally had my portable heating system with me. I had to learn about the best heat in addition to the A/C product out there for van residing so that I do not end up stranded in the cold. What encouraged me most was that there are some serious heating dealerships willing to ship or give any appliances you need to your doorstep. Since I was offgrid most times, this came in handy because I could just call on any heating in addition to air conditioning repairman to take me through any problem shooting any issue I might have. The best thing about van residing was the fact that I didn’t have to pay power bills as my friend and I know it. Being off grid, I didn’t have to worry about boiler repair, hydronic heating, respected heating in addition to air conditioning maintenance or even furnace/heater upgrade. In fact, just before I left, tenants at my previous condo had a back and forth with the landlord trying to have the heat pumps cleaned in addition to running tests on time. A number of people felt cheated because their heaters were failing but no help ws coming forth. The heating business tasked with servicing the condo said the delay was attributed to delayed contract renewal. They also mentioned they advocated a better hybrid heating system to increase efficiency. Once that was out the way, they would undoubtedly repair things around.