Actually, many nudist colonies cost money to join — hence they’re often called resorts. They usually consist of walled-in communities of homes, apartments, and other amenities where people simply live in the nude.
These communities usually host a number of activities that people can perform naked — and one way or another you pay a fee to participate.
Cost of Joining a Nudist Colony
The cost of joining a nudist resort varies depending on the type of community and the amenities available.
Cypress Cover Resort, for instance, has multiple levels of membership available. If you want to become a full member with your spouse you can do so for about $874. Individual rates sit around $521 for full membership.
Other communities involve buying a home. For example, Caliente Resort sells houses for around $600,000, give or take.
Most places also offer day visits and vacation bookings, if you are curious but not interested in a lifestyle change. These costs usually range from $20 per night to around $200 per night.
No matter which type of nudist colony you seek out, many participants recommend that you also also join the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR), which costs $58 annually. Actually, membership is a prerequisite for entering some communities.
Can You Use Nudism to Save Money?
Outside of the initial cost of joining a nudist community, you might be able to save money just from being naked more often. Here are five aspects of that.
- Laundry: Save yourself the time and effort of doing laundry and with that your water bill will go down, plus you don’t have to buy any detergent.
- Cooling: Most people living in nudist colonies find they don’t use air conditioning as much as those who are fully clothed — many of the nudist resorts just so happen to be located in warm climates.
- Clothing: This is the most obvious of the ways you can save by being a nudist. Of course, there are still places you may have to go where you’ll need to wear clothing but your wardrobe won’t experience the same kind of wear and tear that others experience.
- Health: Numerous studies have found that being in the nude has health benefits, which in turn might save you money on medical expenses long term.
- Community: Lastly, you’ll also gain a sense of community with people who are just as comfortable with themselves as you are. That, for many people, is priceless.
All of these benefits clearly make nudism a money saver, but if your only motivation for seeking out a nudist colony is to save money, that could backfire if you don’t genuinely enjoy being naked. There are always other ways to reduce your spending — so you should only make a lifestyle change if it feels like a good fit.
Readers, what kind of lifestyle changes have you considered with a view toward saving money?
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