“Workers on Wheels”…Is this a possibility?
Yes, it is possible – and practical – to make enough money to live in an RV full-time, travel, and enjoy life! There are more jobs for RV’ers and working campers than there are RV’ers and campers willing to work. You can also earn a living running a business from your RV.
Work for RV’ers and Campers sets you free with temporary, seasonal, and mobile jobs that pay. You can do them all while traveling, camping, or living in a recreational vehicle (RV) – while being “Workers On Wheels!”
Working on the road gives you a great opportunity to extend your stay in an area that appeals to you and your journey experiences.
Research indicates that a large number of Boomers dream of hitting the road for longer explorations and include a variety of interests along the way. Some are trading it all in to live “on the road” on a permanent basis. Some may be taking it more slowly dreaming of that long vacation postponed during their working years.
So, what is it about RV living that is so appealing?
Many say it’s the freedom to choose a region of the country to travel to and explore, then the freedom to move on to another region. Buying a retirement home is a big commitment to a new location, new people and new surroundings. Many full-timers travel for several years looking for the right place to call home or to call their second home. The RV lifestyle affords them that opportunity. It is believed that many of the Boomer generation have had a long-time love affair with exploring our country and visiting the sights we studied in our grade-school geography and history classes. This generation is not so beholden to the electronic age and fast-food lifestyle.
What does Bristol Village have to do with Workampers?
A retirement community with its own parking area for residents with recreational vehicles is a unique feature of Bristol Village. It is more than just parking space; it has electrical hookups with a dump station nearby. Two years ago resident Betsy Hall, an avid gardener and also a retired RVer, noticed that some of our older gardeners were having trouble working in their gardens due to physical limitations. Each spring every house gets a free flat of flowers for the front yard providing a challenge for some who couldn’t get on their knees to plant.
With that in mind, she made a proposal to the Marketing Committee to bring RV volunteers to help with gardening projects including help maintaining the Wildflower Woods, a Garden Railroad, and a Humming Bird Garden. Those of us who had been connected with the RVing community were aware of the RV WorKampers who volunteer to work for a certain number of hours a week at campgrounds, in state and national parks, or at resorts in exchange for a free camp site.
Could we get some RV WorKampers who love to travel but also love gardening?
After installing full hookups at three RV sites, Bristol Village was so excited to welcome Marilyn and Gregg Sorvas and Maureen and Jeff Chandler as our first RV volunteers!
Thanks to Betsy and all of her hard work! Projects like this are a win-win situation for all involved. That girl is smokin’!
What do you think about this project or workamping in general? Join the dialogue…love to hear your thoughts.
As always, I am…the Boomer Explorer.