This question has been posed to me more than once. Here are the reasons why "I" chose to live in one.
Number 1: It is an inexpensive way to live. My utilities are on the light side compared to folks in a house. I heat with an oil filled radiator and my heating bill this winter is just over $100.00 per month and it has been one cold winter! In the heat of the Summer and it does get hot here in GA, my bill runs around $30.00 per month. I do have an energy saver air conditioner and keep it on that feature. I use propane for cooking. A 20lb tank lasts me about 2 months. Costs for a refill is around $14.00 at the local feed store. I also use my stove to heat water as my hot water heater rusted out and I haven't replaced it....yet. Heck....I am happy to have running water and can live with not having hot water until I can get a replacement.
Number 2: It is quick to clean. Not many areas to clean in a 40x8 foot camper.:)
Number 3: I can move it if I wish or need to. My camper has been parked in this spot for over 8 years. I own the camper but rent the land. The landowner likes me here since I take care of the land. It doesn't hurt that he is a friend of one of my brother-in-laws.
O.K. Now for the negative side.
Number 1: O.K. there are times I wish I had more living space. When I have more than one guest...things can get tight but only when it is cold. In warmer weather I have an outdoor space where I can host many guests.
Number 2: There are no more cons I can list. I do wish my 5 year old granddaughter would stop saying I live in a bus! If she only knew. Well I guess one day she will. LOL!
My camper is older. It is a 1971 Park Camper. A park camper is one that has no holding tank or built in furniture. It has a regular toilet and other than having a small stove, sinks, and bath tub is more like a small trailer. I am the third owner an paid $4,000.00 for it. In cash of course.
I live in the back portion of 5+ acres. No one knows that I am here unless they travel down my driveway. I have woods on 3 sides and it is a perfect place to attract birds and other wildlife.