While the concept of workamping has been around for a while, it seems to be making its way into the mainstream. That’s why we’re taking this opportunity to cover everything workamping!
WHAT IS WORKAMPING?
RV workamping is a lifestyle trend in which people live in their RVs full- or part-time, while traveling around the country and working seasonal jobs. In effect, they trade labor for a place to park their RVs, though many positions also offer some form of monetary compensation.
Who Does It?
There’s no one type of person who participates in workamping; however, the trend seems particularly enticing to baby boomers who are reaching retirement age and millennials who work in flexible industries. In fact, many entrepreneurs are embracing the workamping lifestyle and are working full-time from their home on the road.
What Jobs Are Available?
Perhaps the most obvious types of workamping positions are in the camping industry, with many RV campgrounds and RV parks offering seasonal positions as campground hosts, groundskeepers, office workers and more. With more than 400 campgrounds across the country, Kampgrounds of America has a Work Kamper Program with plenty of seasonal job opportunities. The broader tourism and hospitality industry offers other options for people hoping to land seasonal jobs in beautiful places, whether it be as an adventure guide, theme park attendant, front desk worker, food server, cook, or other related positions. You could even land a gig at Spring Training locations, race tracks and festival venues. Workamping can also accommodate anyone with a flexible, remote position, including entrepreneurs who work inside and outside the RV and camping industry.
Is it Right For Me?
Life on the road is different than stationary living, but if you’re willing to travel with only what fits in your RV, workamping could be the perfect way to see the country on a budget. While some people who do this are traveling around in luxury coaches, many people get by in pop-up campers and everything in-between. Lazydays has new and used RVs for every type of camper, so you can find the perfect fit for your individual lifestyle, and because we have locations in Tampa, Tucson and Colorado, you can choose the dealership closest to you!