Workamping

This summer, we will be working on the mechanical issues in the RV. I hope to get everything fixed and running well. Next summer, we’ll work on the cosmetics like redoing the flooring, painting the walls and cabinets and figuring out some way to fix the dreary blinds and curtains on the windows. After that, we’ll work on the technology stuff like upgrading the networking, adding solar and bigger batteries, and preparing for more boondocking. But to do this, we need more money. So for that reason, I’m looking at workamping options.

Workamping seems like an ideal gig most of the time. We are going to be at a campground anyway, so why not put in 20 hours a week cleaning or doing security or something and spend the rest of the time living rent free. We’ve met a few of the managers at campgrounds we’ve been to and some of them started their RV lives as workampers and traveling for some time, then staying at one campground and working for a few months.

We are both limited with our disabilities as to what we can do though. I can’t work much more than 20 hours a week and I’d prefer a job where I didn’t have to deal with people continuously. Tiffany can’t work a job that will exacerbate her anxiety or have her on her feet for long periods of time and make her chronic pain worse. I also really don’t want to work a job where I have to clean toilets. That’s just something I hate doing.

There are options like Amazon’s winter workamping job, but that seems far too stressful for us. Basically, people work 12 hour days for a few weeks during the Christmas holiday season packing boxes and such. It sounds like it makes great money, but it also sounds like its very hard work.

If I could get something doing web design, that would be great, but my skills are falling behind lately and I haven’t had the time or motivation to update them. I’ve tried to put myself out there a little and make some extra cash, but I’m no salesman. I can build a website easily, even using something like BootStrap, but convincing someone that they should pay me to do it is where I fail. I’d like to have a salesperson that could make the contacts for me, but that’s less money for me and probably more work than I can manage.

There are a few workamping websites that have job offers for people in our situation and I might look at them today. We like being stationary for awhile, so if we could find something where we could stay for two months or so in return for a small paycheck and a free campsite, that would be ideal.

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  1. I wasn’t sure if you had seen my post http://odysseyswithlove.com/how-to-earn-money-while-living-full-time-in-an-rv/ I have a lot of websites listed that are workamping and digital nomad job sources. When we get on the road we will be using a lot of them also. I hope you find it useful

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