we are on our 2nd year of doing just that. But not during the winter months (commute is 1.5hrs each way) Winter is a little too cold in our part of the county..freezing pipes on both ends. We also don't come back to the S&B unless we have too. Don't know if you need to go back on weekends but it was a pain because food and clothing were always at the other house when needed etc...we bought a lot close to work that we plan to home base at when retirement comes so it's also part of our "retirement plan" for the future as well as every day. Heck of a commute and hotels get old! Good luck!
Yes, I'd need to come back on weekends. I'd be leaving everything here in the hands of my 20 year old son...including his brother. Not an ideal situation, but you do what ya gotta do and their dad is nearby if needed in an emergency.
'97 Flagstaff Cobra Classic 623
"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."
i did exactly this while attending law school... lived the motorhome during the week 100 miles way and came home to the wife and kids on the weekend. Worked a lot better than an extended stay hotel... and we used the motorhome on breaks for vacation...
fast forward to after law school I commuted from Orlando to Atlanta (500miles ea way) for 2 years every weekend. I stayed with a friend in Atlanta, but i purchased a $20 walmart tent that allowed me to stay home until late Sunday evening (every hour is valuable!), then drive half way, set up the pup tent in about 3 minutes at a campground that charged $10 a night, slept for 6 hours and then rose early to pack up and beat traffic into the office in downtown Atlanta bright and early Monday morning.
2009 31ft FourWinds Travel Trailer pulled by a 2004 Escalade ESV AWD, Wife, 4 kids, and an old basset hound. 46 States and counting. Trying to convince the Wife that we can do this full time!