Going by your two criteriaóitís doable. Iíve been full timing in a Casita
for two years for under $800 a month. Mostly boondocking
and dry camping
in national forests and on BLM land in Utah and Arizona. I generally get a seasonal part time job for a few months a year. This year Iíll be teaching a silversmithing class up in Park City, UT in the spring and then working as a host in two primitive campgrounds in the Wasatch.
My gasoline expenses are pretty low since Iím not into traveling the asphalt; definitely not a car-potato. I really enjoy the Outdoors so my traveling is in my hiking boots on trails. Having a rig that can get down the dirt roads and double-tracks is priceless.
At some point Iíll get a solar panel
. Presently I can go three or four days before the house battery
needs an hour of charging from the Honda 1000. Only had two weeks or so of hookups in the last three months.
Didnít find out about the NM state park pass until recently. Itís a hard deal to pass up for the winter season. You no doubt can guess where Iíll be next winter.
Expenses also depends on how you spend your time, how you eat, if you have pets, and little stuff like this that can add up. Look at your bank and charge card statements to get a realistic look at where the money is going each month.
You can check my last post if you are interested in this lifestyle:
It can be a hoot but itís definitely not for most people.