A FAMILY of five wanted ‘more freedom’ after lockdown so decided to sell their family home and move into a caravan.
Kerry and Ben Leppier, both 39 and originally from Bristol, sold their house in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire back in May.
The family of five sold their home to live in a caravanCredit: Caters
The couple, along with their three daughters, Florence, 9, Eden, 6, and Willow, 3, moved into a caravan.
The family moved into a 7m by 2m caravan and travel the UK while ‘unschooling’ their three daughters,
Kerry Leppier and her husband Ben, decided it was time for their family to quit the rat race in a bid for more freedom and adventure.
Kerry says that since selling their lovely three bed semi-detached home with a huge garden, moving into a caravan, and unschooling their children, their daughters are so much happier.
She said: “After lockdown had ended earlier this year we were really on the hunt for more adventure and freedom after having so many rules to stick to.
“So we thought what better way to do that than to sell the house, buy a caravan for us to live in, and travel around the UK.
“And that’s exactly what we did.
“I educate the girls at home anyway using the method of unschooling which we continued while we were on the road and Ben is a self-employed online relationship coach and I help him run the business.
“So it worked out great for us, we can work and unschool the kids from wherever we are.
“Unschooling is different from homeschooling because it is more child led learning, following their interests rather than following a curriculum and replicating a classroom.
“We have been doing this since the start of this year and the children are very happy.
“It means they have zero stress in their life and we can watch them thrive in things they are just naturally good at.”
After moving into the caravan the family travelled around the country from Scotland down to Cornwall.
The Leppier family say they felt drawn to Devon and are currently living in their caravan in Barnstable.
Kerry thinks that moving into the caravan has brought them closer together as a family and that bickering between her daughters has reduced because they have less things to argue about.
She said: “The best things about living in the caravan is the sense of adventure and that we have more freedom.
“We are always outdoors and sitting around fires.
“It’s very cosy and we feel more connected as a family.
“However it’s not always plain sailing, a family of five living in a caravan can be challenging.
“Especially for Ben and I, as it is hard to find time as a couple.
“At one end of the caravan is the kids end where there is a single bed and bunk beds which folds into a sofa and dining table.
“We have a tiny cubicle bathroom with a shower and toilet.
“However we tend to use the showers on the camp sites.
“Then you walk through to our small kitchen area and then on to the living room which folds out into mine and Ben’s double bed.
“It might not be for everyone but it is perfect for us.
“The girls love it even more than we could have ever expected and so do we.”
The family ‘unschool’ their children – which involves child-led learningCredit: Caters
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