“Where do you live?”

It seems like a simple enough question.

But as someone who lives nomadically, it trips me up, every time.

Here’s what goes through my mind:

Do I share the state I grew up in as a point of reference?

Do I tell them that Rhode Island, a place I lived for more than 20 years, is – if I had to pick one – the place that I most associate with the word “home”?

Do I simply answer, “the DC area” since that’s where my latest residence was for 2 1/2 years?

Or do I say “Florida”, since it’s my legal address … the place where my mail gets sent, where I pay taxes, vote, and have my corporation registered?

Instead of these, I typically respond with the simple truth that I’m a nomad:

“I live full-time in an RV traveling and working from the road, along with my partner and my dog.”

I’ve found this answer to be quite the conversation starter!

I would estimate that a whopping 70-80% of the time, people respond with:

“OMG that’s awesome. I wish I could do that!”  >>> Answer: You can! (We teach you how here.)

About 15% or so ask: “Do you blog about it?”  🙂

And then there’s a special few who seem utterly confused and/or suddenly eager to carry on with their day.  (lol.)

Our world is changing, and with it, the definition of home is changing too.

If you’re curious to learn more, download a copy of my book: 10 Things RV Dealerships Don’t Tell You About Nomadic Living 

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing a couple who defines home in a way that is truly unique. Their version of nomadic living is in a converted ambulance! (They call it The Adventurelance.) I did a livestream Facebook interview with them and within 24 hours it got over 8K views. It’s a fascinating interview. Watch it here:

How do YOU define home?

Is home defined by the address where you currently live?

Or does it feel more complex than that?

Are you a nomad in your own right?

Where do YOU live?

Please share in the comments below.