Getting ready to hit the road for the fall/winter RV season? Thinking about workcamping as a way to cut costs, create a small cash reserve or just stay busy? Check out my podcast, RV Lifestyle Expert, for a great overview about the workamping lifestyle. Find out the pros and cons before deciding on your first workamping adventure.
If trading labor for a full-hookup site works for you, there are hundreds of jobs open. This makes your financial planning easier if no money changes hands. Work the season then drive away to the next adventure, no strings attached.
Rather earn money and get a free RV site, use your accumulated skills to nail down one of these jobs. Prefer to get away from it all or work around lots of fun people, your choice. Maybe just host at a small lake and fish all season.
If you want to have a job waiting for you when you arrive, get to work creating that resume. It need not be formal with timeframes and job descriptions. Take some time to create a list of skills that are valuable to an RV park or resort manager, for instance, food handler, pastry chef, carpenter, electrician, truck driver, office computer skills, or home improvement expertise. There must be many skills in your background that apply. Couples split the time worked, so make sure both skills are included.
Experienced in equine care or spent a summer working on a ranch? Arizona is the place to workamp for you. Lots of opportunities there. Looking for a job with free golfing privileges, head for Bisbee, AZ. Want to work for a season on an alpaca ranch? How about at an animal sanctuary? Want to be a tour guide in a mine and museum? How about being a docent/host at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum? All these positions are available in Arizona for the 2021-22 season.
Want to try a clothes-optional experience, head to Florida with your light plumbing and electrical background. Live along the Swanee River in Northern Florida using your office skills.
Prefer the clean mountain air of the high Rockies, spend a season in Durango, Colorado. Maybe at a cabin resort at Lake John. The Rocky Mountain recreation area at 9800 feet has a job for you, all hours paid.
From Alabama to Wyoming, the world is waiting for you. Here are a few websites to visit that post workamping jobs.
Live, Work, Camp
RV Camping Jobs
Recreational Resource Management (RRM-CLM Services LLC)
This company manages 500 public federal, state and local land properties in 13 states. Currently looking for Camp Hosts.
The OfficeDrift™ is a for-profit and non-profit organization that operates on a pay-it-forward concept. They provide resources to entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers, and work campers traveling intercontinental in the U.S. and living an RV/Camping/Travel lifestyle. (Facebook Group)
Escapees RV Club
This free workamping job site is sponsored by the popular Escapees RV Club. Lot of job openings listed here.
This is the original workamping resource for RVers. There is a membership fee to read the job openings. This site also has jobinars, a daily hotline, resume services and more.
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The eBook contains full versions of:
- For Women Only: Traveling Solo in Your RV
- For Women Only: Care & Maintenance for your Motorhome
- and How to Save Money While Enjoying the RV Lifestyle
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Here is a small taste of the information included:
- How to be Safe On the Road
- What are the Basic things to look for when Buying a Motorhome
- Tips to show you how to Buy an RV 100s or thousands of miles away
- What you need to know when Choosing that First RV
- How do you deal with the Repair Shop
- What about Sales Tax and Registration Fees
- How do you Manage Power, AC and DC
- What you need to learn about Towing Your Car
- Where are the Best RV Accommodations
- What is Boondocking and can you do it
- Information about Adding Solar Panels to be off the grid
- Learn how to Maintain a Comfortable Lifestyle on the road
- Plus plenty of tips on how to save money while enjoying the lifestyle