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umm, not sure actually. I'd have to do quite a bit more thinking to kinda isolate where the desire came from. Back when I was driving around the Volvo stationwagon with the roof tent (and before the rooftent I used to just fold down the rear seats and put an air mattress in it) I had a couple of occasions when I nearly got made homeless and the backup plan was always to just live out of the back of my car until I could sort things out.
Longer term I kinda started to become of the persuasion that the whole get a mortgage and buy a house thing was probably actually really really super dumb after having just witnessed what happened in America with the whole subprime mortgage lending BS and other related shenanigans. Also some natural disaster situations where insurers were turning around and refusing to pay over 'acts of god' and other bullsoykaf excuses. I kinda became of the opinion that I had to buck that trend and grab control of things myself. Whenever my friends would talk about how they 'owned their own home' I reminded myself that they didn't own anything, the bank owned their home and simply let them live in it while they paid it off. That further reminded me what it was I needed to do long term to avoid being a perpetual cog in the economic machine.
I did always like long distance driving and travel and I did a few long trips out of the back of my old Volvo so I started to think, hey, what platform could I buy into that would eventually allow me to do this full-time and still tackle the vast untamed landscape of the country I live in? Granted I always had a massive hardon for six wheeled vehicles.
One of my big inspirations has been seeing what folks do with the 2.5t and 5t ex-army trucks that the Americans can pick up at army surplus for so damned cheap, and seeing what the dirty unwashed hippies do with their ramshackle vehicles travelling the countryside in.
I'm still many years off of converting the vehicle for full time dwelling, and there's nothing to say that I won't eventually sell it and then live out of a backpack while I meander around the world but for now that's more or less my sorta rationale.