Are you thinking about going full-time RVing but aren’t sure you can afford it?
If so, workamping can help you keep your dream alive!
What is Workamping?
The term “workamping” is used to describe “work” and “camping” in exchange for free or discounted RV campsites. You’ve probably seen workampers helping out at RV parks and campgrounds.
These singles or couples temporarily work a pre-determined number of hours at a public or private business in a variety of roles.
Many of these RV jobs come with perks like free laundry and use of park amenities. In exchange for this commitment, a workamper can get to know an area and ease fuel costs too.
Types of Workamping Jobs
A variety of RV workamping jobs exist, from park hosts to property caretakers for private homeowners. Most employers don’t require advanced technical skills to fill these RV jobs. But many involve physical labor that require work campers to be in good physical condition and able to work in a variety of weather conditions.
Scan workamper job listings in places like Workamper News, Caretaker Gazette, or WorkampingJobs and you’ll see that many RVers are employed in offbeat jobs such as:
- Animal rescue helper
- Service help as a waitress, chef, housekeeper, store clerk or tour guide
- Circus or Carnival employee
- In-store demonstrator for culinary products
- Oil field gate guard
- Seasonal retail help
You won’t get rich doing RV work camping, since most RV jobs don’t pay a salary.
Although a few paid workamping jobs do exist, they usually pay only minimum wage for any extra hours worked. The exception to this are a few seasonal jobs for RVers, such as Christmas tree sales and sugar beet harvesting.
These jobs can pay thousands of dollars in just a few weeks time, but you must be ready to tolerate rudimentary accommodations, hard physical labor and long hours in less-than-desirable winter conditions.
Oil field gate guard duty is is probably one of the best paying RV work camping jobs, but the conditions can be extremely harsh.
How to Find Workamping Jobs
Before you begin your workamper job search, get acquainted with the basics by exploring Workamper News, the largest organization dedicated to educating RVers about the workamping lifestyle through seminars, books and online classes.
For more resources, visit the We Love Workamping Group on Facebook and browse the group’s “Files” section for many more workamper job search resources.
What to Expect When Workamping
Like any employment arrangement, you’ll find good and bad RV jobs, but your experience will greatly depend on your attitude.
Most of these workamping jobs require a commitment of at least a month, so be prepared to stay a while. Once you’re there, you’ll find that workamping is fun if you’re a good team player and don’t mind working in less-than-glamorous positions.
Cashier or housekeeper are common job titles, so be forewarned!
But the good part is, if you don’t like your job much – you don’t have to stay long! It’s not like having a salaried position with the required two weeks to a month notice.
Workamping jobs for RVers are one of the best ways to help make your full-time road trip dreams a reality. The best way to find out if it’s right for you is to give it a try.
After all, if you don’t like the work camping job you were hired to do, you can always turn the key and leave.
2 thoughts on “Workamping: 1 Great Way to Save Money and Have More Fun Camping”
Thanks for the tip Jerry
Paying to find a workamping job makes no sense. You can find a position for free at Workampingjobs.com
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