6 Unique Ways to Embrace Rolling Solo in Australia

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Rolling Solo life has become a symbol of freedom, flexibility, and minimalism. Whether you’re considering a full-time lifestyle or a seasonal adventure, there are various ways to make Rolling Solo life work for you. 

In this post, we’ll explore six different ways to live the Rolling Solo life dream in Australia, perfect for those looking to embrace a simpler lifestyle.  


1. Full-Time Rolling Solo life

Full-time Rolling Solo life is the most obvious and committed approach. It involves selling your house, downsizing, and moving into a van full time.

This lifestyle requires a fully fitted van with everything you need for daily survival.

If you’re not retired, you’ll need to figure out how to work on the road. The average cost can be around $535 a week, making it an affordable option for many.

2. Part-Time Rolling Solo life

Part-time Rolling Solo life offers the flexibility of keeping your home base and venturing out for weekends, long weekends, or holidays.

You don’t have to own a van; you can rent one or use your own whenever you want.

This option allows you to experience the freedom and nature of Rolling Solo life without the full-time commitment.

About 65% of our Rollers live the Part Time Rolling Solo life so there are lots of camping events held on weekends.

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3. Seasonal Rolling Solo life

Seasonal Rolling Solo life is popular among retirees. Depending on where you live in Australia, you might go north for the winter or south for the summer.

This option allows you to have a home base or rent for six months of the year, then travel somewhere else for the other six months.

Some of our members met up in Cairns for a get together catchup lunch this winter.

4. One-Off Trip

If you just want to do the lap, see it all and then return to suburbia then this might be the go.  If you’re still working perhaps you have some long service leave up your sleeve!

You can do it in a campervan, caravan, or even equip your car to take you where you need to go.

Once the trip is over, you can sell the van. It’s a fantastic way to explore the country while you’re still fit and healthy. 

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5. Living in Caravan Parks

If you want a minimalist lifestyle without constant travel, you can live long-term in a caravan park.

This option can be cheaper than renting, especially in small country towns.

You’ll have access to all the amenities, power, showers, and water, and you can still move if you want.

6. House Sitting

House sitting is an innovative way to live Rolling Solo life. You can travel around the country and get free accommodation by taking care of other people’s pets. Some people do this almost permanently, staying in their van for only a few days in between house sitting gigs

Rolling Solo life doesn’t have to be a full-time commitment. From full-time living to seasonal adventures, part-time escapes, one-off trips, caravan park stays, or house sitting, there are plenty of choices to suit your lifestyle. Embrace the flexibility of Rolling Solo life and do what suits you best.

Join the Sisterhood of the Travelling Vans

Wouldn’t it be great to be part of a community of solo travelling women just like you, located all around Australia that you can meet up, have a coffee, go roadtripping & camping with, or chat with anytime in a secure online environment.  You don’t have to have a motorhome, caravan or campervan to join Rolling Solo – many Roller join in with just a tent and car.  Being single is not a pre-requisite either!  

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