One of the biggest mind hurdles for people who are contemplating traveling full time (with or without kids) is how they can make money while traveling. This also happens to be one of the most interesting topics for people who are just interested in reading about people traveling fulltime!
The big picture is actually quite simple!
Regardless of how much you’ve saved to start the adventure- you will likely need or want to supplement income while on the road. You can do this easily with a little creativity, a lot of flexibility, and an adventurous spirit with a nomadic career in Workamping.
What is Workamping?
Workamping, according to Workamper.com, includes any activity that involves the exchange of man/woman hours for anything of value. They also define a workamper® as adventuresome individuals, couples and families who have chosen a wonderful lifestyle that combines ANY kind of part-time or full-time work with RV camping.
Yep! It’s that easy! If you working and receiving anything of value in exchange for your labor (campsite, utilities, laundry allowance, free access)… you’re a Workamping Workamper®!
What kind of jobs are available?
Jobs are endless, especially since you can work for yourself! Campground jobs are extremely popular, so if you are willing to do your homework, you can find a full spectrum of companies offering jobs to RVers in areas from Maintenance & Housekeeping to Park Rangers & Customer Service. This will range from State & National Parks to Private and franchise campgrounds. Another popular choice is big business super giant Amazon.com.
What is the easiest way to find a job?
Workamper.com is the best resource available for jobs from companies seeking RVers. You will need to buy a membership to access this information- but once you have it, you’ll use it daily to keep up to date with who’s hiring across the country. They also send out Hotline Ads- these quick emails come straight to your inbox daily, and contain each new job that was entered into their database!!!
How does it really work?
While every Workamping job will be drastically different, there are a few common traits that we have experienced:
a. Specific employment period (Ex. Memorial Day-Labor Day), with specific job title, description, and pay rate.
b. Negotiate if you are required to work a certain number of hours, pay a reduced amount for your site, or if your site will be provided totally free of charge.
c. You’ll work your pre-arranged position and enjoy perks like using park amenities, free Wi-Fi, the same days of as your spouse, and more.
Can you describe a typical day?
Not really! Every day can be a mini adventure… Maybe one day you’re helping paint walls in the new cabins or planting flowers outside the store. Maybe your helping in the amenity area for a school field trip or helping build a community fire pit. Workamping® days are often filled with a number of tasks that all boil down helping the business run smoothly.
Safe Travels & Many Adventures-