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Gatorgrl 03-18-2019 07:11 AM

Work Camping?
In preparation for going full time, I am investigating the idea of "work camping". Just wondering if anyone here has/is doing this also? If so, what has your experience been?

I am using a site called "Happy Vagabonds" to search for work camping places.
Seems like a viable option to be able to travel around to different areas and have low or no site fees in exchange for 20hrs of work. Usually a camp host.
Something we have never done, but it doesn't seem that hard.

So, who's out there doing this? How do you like it?

badandy 03-18-2019 08:02 AM

I talked to a few people who were doing this in Alabama last year and they were loving it. One couple had a Hughes satellite dish set up for internet that I asked about, and he said that things got pretty boring sometimes and the TV/internet was never good, so they take their dishes with them. But they loved the lifestyle for sure.

oldmansax 03-18-2019 08:25 AM

Check out the Workers-on -Wheels website. They have a lot of information.


BrianS 03-18-2019 08:30 AM

We have been doing summertime camp hosting for the Missouri state parks. Free site with full hook up in exchange for not much work. We enjoy it. Never worked at a private park, some places seem to expect a lot of work out of you for only a free site.

BrianS 03-18-2019 08:46 AM

I forgot to mention, but if they want you to clean the toilets and the only compensation is the free site, I would pass on that place.
If pay is not a priority to you, volunteer.gov is a good site to find government parks to camp host.

Mark b 03-18-2019 09:16 AM

this is probably the best web site. Tons of information and even a section for helping to put your resume together.
Also if you are on Bookface there is a group called Workampers.
We will be working in Grand Teton National park this summer

Mark b 03-18-2019 09:18 AM

Also, Coolworks.com

Gatorgrl 03-18-2019 09:44 AM

Thanks everyone!
You guys are a wealth of information!

Lots to research while I sit here and watch criminals sleep. :rolleyes:

Les Sonke 03-18-2019 10:44 AM

We are on workamper.com. Jobs are not always camp hosts or bathroom cleaners. We picked up a carpentry job in Texas for a month. Lots of options available. Good luck.

Randy Dupree 03-18-2019 08:19 PM

I have whats called an"adventure vacation " here every winter.
What you get is the chance to hang out here and work everyday (7 days per week).
We work on all kinds of stuff,you get a full hookup site and dinner everyday.
You learn welding,electrical,plumbing,lawn mowing etc.
all of that for $500 per week.
You pay me!

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