Home World News A Shanghai family of three left a house with a monthly rent of 8,000 yuan and moved into a 10-square-meter RV for a living cost of 1,000 yuan.

A Shanghai family of three left a house with a monthly rent of 8,000 yuan and moved into a 10-square-meter RV for a living cost of 1,000 yuan.

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A Shanghai family of three left a house with a monthly rent of 8,000 yuan and moved into a 10-square-meter RV for a living cost of 1,000 yuan.

Senior “Shanghai Drifter” Li Junxi believed that renting a house in Shanghai was more expensive, so he left the city center two years agoRentWith a one-bedroom apartment costing 8,000 yuan (RMB, similar below) per month, I lived in an RV with my wife and newborn daughter. The space was reduced from 50㎡ to 10㎡, but they did not feel crowded because they were outside.” The living room and dining room have become infinitely larger, and the monthly living expenses have reduced to only 1,000 yuan Recently, he took his wife and daughter to travel around China in an RV, living like a migratory bird.

Before 2022, Li Junxi has lived in Shanghai for more than ten years, and the monthly rent cost is not low. He is thinking about how to reduce his monthly living costs without reducing his standard of living. In a dayTIC TocHe saw online that he could customize an RV that could be used not only for living, but also as a hairdressing studio. At the time, he envisioned that the RV would provide not only a world of its own, but a lifestyle. Where he can remain “on the go”. Therefore, he decisively ordered a customized RV worth 360,000 yuan.

Lee Joon-hee’s family has an “infinitely large living room”. (Taken from Zhaoxing Shanghai)

In 2023, he rented out the 50-square-meter house and moved into a 10-square-meter RV with his wife and newborn daughter. “Does going from 50㎡ to 10㎡ feel crowded?” Faced with such questions many times, Li Junxi always said that the area has actually increased rather than decreased, “because the living room and dining room have become infinitely larger.” There are more in RVs. Assuming the function of sleeping in the bedroom, it is parked in the park, and the table and chairs are placed outside. Activities and dining are all outside. The atmosphere is lakeside, with birds singing and flowers fragrant, and it doesn’t feel cramped at all.

After living in an RV in Shanghai for a while, Li Junxi took his wife and daughter to travel around China in an RV. He has just finished his trip around China not long ago. After this, they plan to drive the RV back to Shanghai and continue using the RV instead. Rent an apartment and enjoy the “park living room” life.


The view from outside the RV.  (Taken from Zhaoxing Shanghai)
The view from outside the RV. (Taken from Zhaoxing Shanghai)

Li Junxi’s biggest feeling about RV life is that RVs are not suitable for lazy people. “You have to have a lot of time, and secondly, you have to be very hard-working.” Compared to living in a residential home, the biggest problem when living in an RV is charging and filling water. Li Junxi’s solution to power consumption is to use high-density charging piles in Shanghai. “What is more troublesome is the problem of adding water.” Li Junxi roughly estimates that a family of three takes a bath every day, and a single refill of water can last for three days. The price of RV campsite is 100 to 200 yuan, which is not cost-effective, so he often “steals” water. In the evening, I went to the public health station to add water to the RV.


Li Junxi parked the RV in the park, set up tables and chairs outside, and held activities and meals outside, where birds were singing and flowers were fragrant.  (Taken from thoughtful...
Li Junxi parked the RV in the park, set up tables and chairs outside, and held activities and meals outside, where birds were singing and flowers were fragrant. (Taken from Zhaoxing Shanghai)

“If you want to live comfortably in an RV, it depends on the stage.” Li Junxi said that during the year, you have to find the stage when the city’s temperature is suitable. “We lived like migratory birds, driving our RV to Fujian and Hainan in the winter and Weihai and Hainan in the summer.Xinjiang, Basically the temperatures are of summer and autumn.

Currently, his daughter is over 3 years old, and all check-in maps for travel around China are marked with “√”. This time, given that his daughter is going to school, Li Junxi plans to drive his own RV back to Shanghai, while his wife and daughter stay in their hometown.

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