December 2, 2013 at 12:46 pm #1069March 9, 2015 at 7:23 pm #9455
Seems like all the info on Workamping is a couple years old. Is anyone really doing this?March 11, 2015 at 2:04 pm #9478
Most all Full Timers are Work Campers. Is this book about the hospitality industry? Like Camp hosts? – Nancy
:unsure:March 11, 2015 at 3:44 pm #9484
[quote quote=9478]Most all Full Timers are Work Campers. Is this book about the hospitality industry? Like Camp hosts? – Nancy [/quote]
No, it is written by some full timers going on 10 years now, They have work camped quite a bit.
This is their website, http://www.livingthervdream.com/ they also have a long running podcast. really nice couple, we have met them several times out on the road.March 11, 2015 at 3:48 pm #9485
Has anybody written anything more recent? I’m a little cautious going by stuff that’s 5 or 10 years old.March 11, 2015 at 4:02 pm #9486
Has anybody written anything more recent? I’m a little cautious going by stuff that’s 5 or 10 years old.
Hey Scott. 🙂
Not much has changed with work camping. Usually you get a full hookup RV spot in exchange for a certain number of hours worked. Sometimes you get perks like free propane or a small wage. Several members here are doing it right now, but if your looking for alot of info and very current real world info check out one of the Facebook groups like https://www.facebook.com/groups/weloveworkamping
Myself it’s to much work for the money for the most part and we like to have flexibility to move. But some folks love it, keeps them busy and they get to stay in great locations for free. I would love to do it in some choice US National parks but as a Canadian I can’t.March 11, 2015 at 5:54 pm #9487
Thanks man! I joined the Facebook page. You’re right. Looks pretty active. Workamping is my parachute. I work in computer networking so I would hope to do contract work here and there.
See? I told you I’d ask lots of dumb questions. 🙂March 12, 2015 at 7:23 am #9501
NO question is dumb! Your question has helped us in finding that facebook page! So I thank-you for that “Dumb” question. We are looking into workamping to supplement our Fulltime income. We own a Dance Studio and don’t want to run another business on the road. We’d rather work a few hours and leave it when we go back to the RV. What’s so cool about Fulltiming is there are so many different options – you’ll find what fits your personality and style! Go with your heart!!- Nancy :good:March 12, 2015 at 8:18 am #9502
Uh oh… my personality and style is basically lazy! I guess that’s why I’m afraid to retire. I always hear people are busier AFTER they retire than before! :wacko:March 12, 2015 at 5:46 pm #9515
Honestly, I don’t think people are any busier after retirement… just busier doing what they want to do rather than what they have to do!! I have an uncle that replied when asked how retirement was that he has no idea where he found time to work full time!! And that he has never enjoyed himself more! The interesting part is that we should not pattern our retirement after someone else (unless that someone is doing EXACTLY what we want to do) but that we need to go our own way and share our stories with one another to encourage each other. :good:
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