When departing on a multi-year trip, there are many things that you need to sort out
Accomodation: At the end of July 2013, i let the lease expire on a lovely rented flat in Exmouth, UK. From then until the day before i left, i stayed in my 2-berth caravan at the end of my parents driveway. This worked out well, as i had access to tools and my stuff, but also my own sanctuary.
Finance: I gave my dad access to my bank accounts to allow him to pay for my carnet and other things while i was away