We've done it.... we have a place in Central Portugal near Ferreira Do Zezere and are over the moon. For the next few years at least it will be our second home but hope that eventually will become our primary residence. But for the time being I need to continue earning money :-(. Our plans and hopes are that we will travel to and from Portugal/UK as many times as we can throughout the year only restricted by money and the 180day rule. We expected to rent a car for each trip (cheapest possible) for maybe years to come until the more permanent move but am already noticing the cost of renting might not be quite as frugal as we thought. Each trip is costing us between £400-£900 (2-3 weeks rental). But of course play that off against the high car costs, insurance etc that will go with that makes it one we are starting to look at. My ambition would be to buy one of those oft seen Toyota pickups (from the 80s) with the wooden back and find a place that it can be stored as cheaply as possible (no idea about this yet but hope that there is a cheap way for this to happen). Anyone gone down this route or willing to share their experiences with me that might help my research on this journey?
p.s Sorry for the rambling, hope it all makes sense.