My mother lives in a caravan all year around. It's the big kind of caravan, with heated floor and a bathtub. It came pre-furnished, beige and fluffy with a fake fireplace, and she is very proud over how it all is designed. She has a wooden deck with spectacular view over a lake! I think it is like living in a very small village with all that comes with that, good and bad. A big difference though - it's crowded during summer and quite empty in winter time, I think there are around 6 other caravans that lives there all the time and also some that comes during weekends.