To be honest I really do not understand that statement. Do you need to spend thousands on a caravan?
Of course you need to be comfortable and dry, but I guess it is all down to what you are prepared to put up with.
Can you cope with dodgy curtains and out of date/style cushions?
The alternative? Rent a room or if your feeling flush a small flat/house which drains all your hard earned cash so you cannot afford to live the life you want.
I do know that there is no way I would pay a minimum of £70pw to rent a room and share a kitchen, bathroom and living room.
So with this in mind, what can you actually buy for your money? As a challenge I set myself a budget of £1000 to buy a caravan.
I decided in my quest that I would not go for a big twin axle rig, but a 2 berth caravan, which could be towed by the average family saloon.
This is what I found:-
Large Seating area turns into double bed. Kitchen area with sink, fridge, grill, hob, gas heater, dressing room, cassette toilet, shower and wash hand basin.
At £695 looks good for it's age. Click on the link above to see the full details.
Fresh Water Carrier and Waste Water Container. Gas Cooker & Hob. Electrolux fridge. Cascade Water Heater. Carver Gas Heating. Thetford Porta-Potti. Mains Hookup. New Battery
Comes with all Manuals for Appliances. Some age-related bits and pieces, repairs/a bit of TLC inside, but ready to tow away and use with everything you need.
All in at £995 or best offer.
I could keep going with other examples but I hope you are getting my drift by now. They may not be the latest style or model, but they are functional and will keep you warm and dry and out of trouble if you need to put a roof over your head.