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If, like most people, you get 28 days holiday per year, you’ll soon be asked to use them or lose them before the year ends. Most likely you’ll be asked to swap days with that colleague who, everyone already knows will phone in sick any leave you in the lurch anyway, or take off every third afternoon.
Finding ways to spend your annual leave that don’t conflict with your boss’s, spouse’s or child’s timetable, while planning cheap and interesting ways to fill that time make going on holiday something you need a holiday to recover from.
However, there is a way you can have holidays without all the hassle, without all the research and planning, you won’t have to fight with other holidaymakers for the dates you want and the accommodation won’t cost you a penny.
Caravans. There. I’ve said it. For many of us, the humble caravan transports us back to a holiday from our own childhoods when campsite comedians were anything but funny and the holiday was far from fun. But, if you haven’t been to a site lately, particularly a holiday park along the coast then you’ll be surprised to see how much times have changed. During the boom of the nineties when flights were cheap and jobs were plentiful, caravan parks had to up their game to compete with cheap, foreign holidays and boy oh boy, have they.
Now, British resorts have a real getaway feel and appeal. There’s surf lessons, horse trekking on beaches, abseiling, archery and fencing, skydive simulation and loads more, and that’s on top of all the entertainments which have been upgraded to be of a much better quality. Now, there are tribute acts and guest appearances by the likes of members from The Drifters and Bucks Fizz, and there are magicians and gunge games to keep the kids happy. There are water parks with slides and chutes instead of concrete squares filled with leaves, and if you own a van, you can benefit from extra perks like spa treatments and experience days. Both caravan parks and static caravans are far removed from the nostalgic memory many of us have of them.
Holiday homes are no longer pokey places with brown interiors, but large, bright, lush places with spacious bedrooms, fully functioning kitchens and all the modern conveniences of home. But, what’s really great about them is not only the freedom to escape on holiday for a week four times a year and use up the leave your boss gives you, but the freedom to go every weekend, or not at all if you like. Either way, you can make money by renting out the space to other holidaymakers while you’re not using it.
Costs for vans, and what you could reasonably charge people vary from van to van and site to site. The best earners are those vans with modern fixtures and fittings located anywhere along the UK coastline. Have a look at some UK holiday homes for sale, and make plans to take the hassle out of next year’s holidays before they begin, so you finally, really feel like a holiday is what you’re actually getting.
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