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hi all,semi retired, fancy moving to east coast and buying a  mobile home /van ,any tips on how to go about it and getting temp work etc, cheers.

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7 minutes ago, paulo n said:

hi all,semi retired, fancy moving to east coast and buying a  mobile home /van ,any tips on how to go about it and getting temp work etc, cheers.

Yorkshire, Lincolnshire ?

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Many of the caravan sites on the east coast are not year round occupation. You would have to move out for part of the winter months. If you want to make a caravan your permanent home you might need to look for a residential site. 

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Get a van that is well insulated and preferably sheltered from winds from the North, North East & East.

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A campervan sounds best. You could use sites when in season, then go to France or something, in Winter.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, *_ash_* said:

A campervan sounds best. You could use sites when in season, then go to France or something, in Winter.

 

 

Spain rather than France in winter - we live 3/4 of the way down France and we've had our first frosts. Plus very few sites open between October and April.

 

The ukcampsite forums are a good source of info about continental sites;

 

https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/chatter/display_forum_topics.asp?ForumID=7

 

and has a lot of user reviews of Spanish sites.

 

https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/results.asp?region=Overseas&county=Spain

 

Also loads of info about vans / sites etc in the UK.

 

https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/chatter/

 

https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/county.asp?region=East Anglia

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I'm all for anyone moving to the coast, its something I did a few years ago and don't ever regret it for a second.

 

But the East coast can be a bit bleak out of season.  Work could be an issue too with not many large large towns or conurbations. 

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my friend bought a chalet on the coast,then went to spain for 3 months on oap deals when site closed,that sounds okay to many,some move to unused house that are for holiday makers and get a cheap deal nearby by,until the site re-opens

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Buying somehwere is a doddle but check out the site rules.
We;ve bought a cabin in the North East but we must have a residential postal address elsewhere and also vacate through the whole of February. ( Neither as a problem for us as we still live and work in Sheffield).

As for work just apply for what you want  - it isn't as easy at "holiday locations" as the work is often mainly seasonal.

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Go for it East Coast Skegness Ingoldmells plenty on seasonal work 9 or 10 months a year bit bleak in winter but loverly and peaceful sjre you will enjoy it 👍

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50 and 52 week caravan parks are becoming more popular these days.  So all you've got to do is go away for a fortnight.

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19 hours ago, Longcol said:

Spain rather than France in winter - we live 3/4 of the way down France and we've had our first frosts. Plus very few sites open between October and April.

 

The ukcampsite forums are a good source of info about continental sites;

 

https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/chatter/display_forum_topics.asp?ForumID=7

 

and has a lot of user reviews of Spanish sites.

 

https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/results.asp?region=Overseas&county=Spain

 

Also loads of info about vans / sites etc in the UK.

 

https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/chatter/

 

https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/county.asp?region=East Anglia

Or even to southern France, Occitanie, Languedoc, or Costa Brava. Mild winters.

 

Whereabouts  in France are you ?

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