KAT-TUN Worldwide Travel Our Plan to Travel the World as Nomadic House Sitters

Our Plan to Travel the World as Nomadic House Sitters

Hi, it's Amy And Tim from Go With less today is a beautiful fall day in Colorado and we are out enjoying nature

The skies are blue It's crisp cool Perfect Fall day We're in one of Colorado's Incredible state parks It's called Castle Wood Canyon It's right outside of Frank Town, Colorado

What a glorious place We're on a trail today Just walking around There's nobody here at the park On a weekend, this place is packed And so we're lucky to be here on a Thursday afternoon

In today's video we're gonna be sharing about our new direction So I hope that you will stay tuned Last week at FinCon We had two mentors and they both gave us some consistent advice and that was get off your couch! And so we're doing exactly that We're out today having an amazing day Most of our days are like this but our videos don't necessarily show that so from here on out, we're planning to be off the couch and showing you guys what we're doing that makes our life incredible

Here's the crazy thing When we talk with people about how we retired in our 40s – They might say – we've had many people say – I couldn't imagine doing that I just be bored watching Netflix on my couch So kind of the worst fear that we've heard is what we're showing in most of our videos, which is crazy We've been trying to watch a Two-hour movie for three weeks that we both want to watch

We haven't had any time because we haven't been on our couch So we're not on our couch in our life Why would we be showing that to you as our life? So like Tim says no more couch Okay, Tim We're gonna be off our couch What are we gonna be doing instead? Well, we are going to be full-time Nomads and so

We had such an amazing time in Europe, in our nine weeks in Europe I like to say two months Amy wants to throw that extra week in there at all times

because it was so extraordinary who would want to shortchange a whole week? There you have it So we're planning to sell our house, sell our cars, put all of our belongings that are left in storage We're not gonna have any furniture left

And so we'll be talking about that process as we transition to being full-time nomads But, our plan is to travel the world And basically live out of a suitcase for an undefined amount of time but starting in eighteen months This is our plan And what we're planning to do is use a combination of travel hacking, Airbnb and house sitting to do that We have many many many friends who are full-time International nomadic house sitters and we are following in their footsteps We have been so jealous for the three plus years We've been doing this and it's time to join them in a year and a half

But we are looking to do Something like three or four weeks at a house sit and then travel for a week or two and then three or four week house sit And then travel for a week or two because as we've said before house-sitting isn't normally a vacation It's just kind of trying someone else's life on so it's not really a normal vacation Anyway, we're going to be talking about how we get our house-sitting and our traveling going So in that you're gonna learn as well We met a couple about a month ago Sue and Dave from Australia and they told us about their model and we are very interested in doing something very similar Their model is is that they do house sits in places that are a little bit more expensive so if they're gonna they're gonna be in Australia if they're gonna be in Western Europe if they're gonna be here in the States, They like to do house sits

They'll look for house It's these more expensive locations and then whenever they're not house sitting they'll fill in the gaps in less expensive locations So places like Mexico or Chiang Mai, Thailand or other places – Eastern Europe – places that are very inexpensive And so we really like that idea So we're gonna steal that idea Thank you

Sue and Dave for your idea Something that we talked about quite a bit Especially as sort of we we've honed in what it seems like our budget is going to be or at least our life here That's fixed in Colorado for the moment We're spending about $36,000 a year And so we think that a lot of people when they hear that they're like Oh my gosh As we would have been are sort of almost turned off by that idea of how could I possibly live on $36,000 a year? we are here to tell you that our life of freedom is so much better When we're spending this little amount of money versuswe were spending a hundred and fifteen thousand dollars a year in our prior life Spending! That doesn't mean we were earning that's how much we were spending That also didn't include the principle on our mortgage, That didn't include any money we're putting in savings We were spending $115,000 a year (or taxes)

We lived in a big fancy house These things mean nothing Our life now is so much better than it was whenever we were spending all that money I cannot tell you how amazing it is to be here I think that's part of the reason that we have this channel is basically to get this message out there

Amy says sometimes we feel like (or she feels like and I would be there I guess behind her waving the flag) But basically we should be standing on the street corner telling people about how amazing our life is And not because we're trying to brag

Let's just stop right there That's not the point here The point is to give (hopefully) some inspiration and education Here's a big reason why we do the videos It's to show that this can be done

So we didn't really know that this was an option for us until we found others in our community showing the way And so once we saw the way we were all in and it was the most exciting thing for us to Go down that path and to have our freedom And we're just trying to show that for others That's why I want to do it I actually think it's our responsibility To just teach people that this is an option

Tim has a bit of a different reason It's just similar but a little bit different take on it And I think the reason is we're looking for a community We're looking for a tribe We've talked about this some before

But we're looking for people who are interested in this idea or who will even challenge our ideas We want people towe want to have an interaction But so Amy and I like to say we think we're a little crazy That's okay

We don't mind being a little crazy (I love being crazy) We think crazy is good However, we're looking for a community of people who think that crazy is likewise pretty cool Something else we'd really like to see in your comments is what are your thoughts about us getting off the couch? So we think this is an obvious thing

We should have been doing this Why didn't you tell us? Our mentor said we want to see go with less We want to go with you We wanna go on your adventures We don't want to go with you and sit on your couch

And tell us what you'd like to see So if there are things you would like to see from us We live in this amazing state

Colorado is beautiful so if there are things There's tons of Colorado that we haven't seen and so we have things in our brains about where we want to go But if you have some thoughts about where you would like for us to go, we'd love to hear that as well And maybe not just Colorado The United States, the world Where do you want to go? Where do you want to see us go? Where do you want us to blaze the trail before you? PS

It isn't gonna be somewhere cold So if it's Antarctica, (or expensive) Yeah, not cold, not expensive

Butleave it down below if it is cold and expensive I'll just say no thank you, but you can still leave it belowThanks

If you've made it to the end thank you so so much What we want from you is to know where your hometown is We travel a lot and we go all over the place and meet people in our tribe all the time So whether you are already retired, whether this is a completely new concept for you (And maybe you want to learn more), wherever you are on your journey Or even if it just sounds interesting and you're not even on the early retirement journey, that's fine We want to meet you

We want to meet this tribe That's it when we talk about community I think that we're hoping that this video series is a forum also where there could be a conversation that goes on And that could happen in the comments So basically just commenting on our videos and commenting on other people's comments What what do you have? What do you think about what we're doing? What do you think about what people say about what we're doing? We really love the idea of building community And this is just one way that we're hoping to do this That's right so comment below because we just love that kind of dialogue and engagement and Also again, remember your hometown down below because we are coming to visit you

If you liked today's video Please give it a thumbs up If you want to see more about our adventures on our journey Please subscribe at that little button that Tim is pointing to And again, we love comments Please comment on other people's comments That would be wonderful (down below) And if you want to share this with anybody who is interested in that kind of nomadic lifestyle, Please ask them to subscribe so we can share this journey with as many as we possibly can Thank you so much for watching and we'll be back next Wednesday with a new video!

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