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Problems finding places.

We are having a hard time finding a place to do workcamping. We have been looking at AZ and CA. We have looked on all the sites I have seen other dreamers post. The camps are all excepting and offering us jobs but when they find out we have a family they say the position has been filled. We do have other sources of income, but we would still like to find a good place that we can do some workcamping if even to get a small discount on a space. But none of them want workers with families. Should we just give up and just rely on our business?


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I'm sorry you have encountered problems. If it's of any encouragement, I have heard from many families who have found workamping positions - have you networked on some of the 'families on the road' groups as well? There may be some tips and advice there on how to approach potential parks for such positions.

As for your questions as to if it's worthwhile to keep pursuing, that's really up to you and your motivations to workamp. Most usually require 15-25 hours of time for the site, and doing the math - it usually comes out to less than minimum wage for the value of the site received. I'd personally rather invest that time into my business to build up income, and pay for our own sites in places we want to be (as opposed to where we might be able to workamp). But if you've not yet built up the momentum in your business to pay for the site, that could be a tough balance at first.

But if you have motivations other than saving money - such as a social outlet, time away from the house/business or giving of your time in a volunteer position, it may very well be worthwhile to you to keep pursuing it.

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Also try looking outside the box...............Temp agencies , tourist attractions , private campgrounds.....if you look at the monthly costs , its a little more profitable to rent the site by the month and find work outside the campground.

And yes pumping up your business venture will make you more self reliant and keep a stream of income coming in so that workamping is an option instead of a need.

Having children onboard during workamping can be a major hurdle.....you both cannot work the same shift.....one of you must always be with the kids.

I have seen it in the past and it set a bad example for everyone after.......children in the office area or work area while mom and dad are working.......unsupervised children while mom and dad are working......These are all things in the past of my workamping I have seen that causes problems

workamping is a means to give supplemental income , it cannot support ones life on the road without having dire consequences down the line. some sort of savings or a constant means of stability is needed.

PUSH your business and fine tune it!!

-- Edited by Lucky Mike on Tuesday 14th of January 2014 08:39:01 AM


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We tried to find workamping positions years ago to get away from what we were doing but it was next to impossible because of "liability" or so they claimed.  AZ would be tough anyway as there really aren't the number of campground jobs that you would think with most being seasonal.  Generally, a campground needs workers to be flexible, at their beckon call.  Generally, the majority require 15 to 25 hours a week for the campsite.  They figure the cost of your campsite on the daily rate not the monthly rate more often than not.  The ones that give the best deals can be the most selective.  So, for us, my husband worked a job that paid a good wage on a military base and I stayed with the kids.  We managed to save a lot of money that way.  Had we worked in campgrounds, we would not have a saved a dime.   

Have you checked the concessionaires like:  http://www.americanll.com/Current%20Openings.html

What about www.coolworks.com and http://www.work-for-rvers-and-campers.com/job-listings-for-RVers.html

If I were going to be working and living onsite, I would let them know from the beginning that I had children so as not to waste anyone's time if it were going to be an issue.  We were offered two positions, one seasonal and the other, one that saw our resume was more than willing to take us offering my husband something outside where my son could join him and cooping me up in an office which was the work I had just escaped from!  We declined.  They called back 3 times trying to convince us to come!  Scarey!!!




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