In this series I’ll try to answer the 10 questions I get asked most about this project. From “What do you do when you have no trade?” to “Don’t you miss having your own place?”, these questions pop up all the time (I almost created a bingo card for it). Have any more questions you want answered, let me know in the comments below!

1: What do you do when you have no trade?
2: How long are you planning to do this?


Do I miss my own place?

Well yes, and no.

After being on the road for so long I definitely learned to appreciate having your own place. It’s funny how we take so many things for granted, and how we only notice what we had when it isn’t here anymore.

So yes, being able to feel totally at home and walk around in your pajamas is great, as is having a place to recharge from our hectic and chaotic daily life.

Other things that I miss? What about:

  • Letting stuff laying around.
  • Cooking whatever I want.
  • Routines, especially sports.
  • Having just one, awesome bed.

Luckily, it turns out that I really don’t need that much “me time”.

Don’t get me wrong. I do need it, and the emotionally hardest trades are those where this personal space, however small it is, isn’t there. Sleeping on couches for example is much harder than having an own room, and don’t even get me started about shared rooms.

But just give me a room with a door I can close for a few moments and some personal space now and then and I’m perfectly fine.

Moreover, while I don’t have all the above I do get a lot in return:

  • I don’t have to do any dishes and don’t need to clean
  • No worries about bills
  • Food magically appears
  • Interesting conversations with interesting people
  • Endless inspiration for when I’ll ever get rich enough to buy a house

The benefits far outnumber the small inconveniences.

And in the end, I’m so busy exploring new places and meeting new people that I barely have time to miss anything or think about it to much.

Would you be able to do it? Let me know in the comments below!