When I was younger, I never thought I’d grow up to be a workamper.
Instead, I always thought I’d grow up to be a veterinarian, or an interior designer… but a workamper?!?
I didn’t even know what a workamper was!
It wasn’t until we got ‘stuck’ in South Carolina, that some friends told me about the possibilities!
I quickly jumped on the idea and soon I began my new career as a workamper!
So, what exactly is a workamper?
Well, the best way to explain it is this…
If you have chosen to be adventurous and combine ANY kind of part time (or full time) work while RV camping, you, my friend, are a workamper!
There are so many opportunities!
You can work as an employee at a campground…
You could donate your time as a volunteer…
You could even run and operate your own business from the comforts of home!
Most campground jobs usually last about 4-6 months at a time, but if you do your research, you can find jobs that last longer or shorter if you prefer. You will find that many employers are willing to work with you on the time frame!
The biggest perk is that while you’re there, you can use your free time to explore, and at the end of job, you are off to your next destination!
So, what do I do as a workamper?
In my current position, I work in the campground store/office.
Registering guests, answering phones, stocking shelves and answering any questions about the local area are the norm for me! However, when I’m not in the office, I work my two businesses.
The first is sharing cooking tips using/selling my favorite kitchen products, and the other is my favorite freeze-dried food business – which I got into because of wanting REAL food, but needing to be cautious about the weight limits while traveling!
However, in past positions, I have also escorted guests and their RVs to campsites, cleaned out firepits, took out trash, filled propane tanks, and helped maintain the pool, among other things!
And what do I enjoy most about this lifestyle?
That’s easy! It’s the chance to meet so many interesting people who have the same desire as I do… the desire to travel!
Until next time,
Peace, love and safe travels,