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Work Camper Jobs – A Great Opportunity For Retired Grandparents

Work Camper JobsI don’t know about you, but standard retirement sounds like a drag to me: hanging out in the community room doing arts and crafts, playing canasta, and doing exercise classes in your chair. Not very appealing if you ask me.

You spent 40 years dragging yourself to work and dragging yourself home, to keep a roof over your head and food on the table. You’re ready for some adventure! You want to visit new places and try new things. You want to pick up and go hang out with the grand kids whenever you feel like it. You want to go somewhere warm when it’s cold, and somewhere cool when it’s hot.

Well, there’s a way of life that maybe you haven’t thought of yet. You can do all of these things, even if you have no retirement money and still feel you have to work, to augment your Social Security. You can take on a work camper job!

What are work camper jobs

Work Camper Jobs or “Workamper Jobs” are employment opportunities for people who live the nomadic lifestyle of living in a Recreational Vehicle or RV. Work Campers or “Workampers” are “adventuresome individuals, couples and families who have chosen a wonderful lifestyle that combines ANY kind of part-time or full-time work with RV camping,” according to https://workamper.com/

What’s it like to live in an RV?

I lived in an RV for 5 months, so I feel like I can give advise on this.

RVs can be fitted with all kinds of amenities, from washer/dryers and dishwashers, to full bathrooms with a tub. Depending on your budget, you can have all the bells and whistles you can afford. Living in an RV can be close to camping in the rough, or it can be like living in a house. They have comfortable beds, full kitchens, and seating areas for relaxing. They can have satellite TVs and entertainment centers, and can be fitted with WiFi.

There are countless RV configurations available new or pre-owned. What you should do, is assess your needs, then visit RV showrooms and RV parks to get a good idea which type of RV you need, and make up your mind what you can live with and what you can live without.

Be prepared for cramped interiors, miniature appliances, and a minimum of storage. But also be prepared to spend the night in the same bed every night, even though your location has changed. Enjoy the adventure of the open road. Site see. Shop. Do all the fun things you would do on vacation. Then go to work. Enjoy all the fun things to do in an area, while working a job. Then when you feel like moving, go onto the next opportunity. Does this sound like more fun to you?

Work Camper JobsThe Pros

Living in an RV and working a part-time job can be fun. Here is what you get to do:

  • See new places and try new things.
  • Enjoy the great outdoors.
  • Meet people who are like-minded, from all over the country, and, depending on location, perhaps meet people from all over the world.
  • Live simply, and enjoy the finer things in moderation.
  • Get to know a community where you park.
  • If you find you don’t like the job, you can quit and move elsewhere and try another opportunity.
  • Perhaps best of all, you get to live within your budget

Work Camper JobsThe Cons

  • Although most campers and RVs have what looks like a lot of storage, it fills up fast. So you are limited to what you can bring with you. You might be forced to live without some things you really treasure.
  • You won’t have room for bulk purchases like toilet paper. You will have to make more frequent trips to the grocery store.
  • Some RVs feel confining if you are in them for a period of time. Close quarters, even with people you love, can become irritating.
  • Everything is done in miniature. You might have a tiny oven or no oven at all. There is very little counter space, a tiny refrigerator, and a tiny sink in your kitchen. You will have a little bedroom, a little shower, a little bathroom sink, and a little toilet. This can add to your irritation of being in a confined space.
  • If you have close relationships with family and friends, and you are far away from them, you can get pretty homesick.

What I recommend

  • You will need a way to get to and from work, if you are not living on the site of the job. Public transportation is great, but you can’t always guarantee it will be available everywhere. You need a camper that has a separate tow vehicle, or you need to tow a vehicle behind. This set-up is better, too, for site seeing and running errands.
  • Cooking and food prep is made easier with disposable dishes, cutlery, and pans.
  • Extra coolers are a must, to augment your tiny refrigerator real estate.
  • Get a job that is easy to access from your camping area or RV park.
  • Camp in an area or park that has all the hook ups, such as electricity, water and sewer.
  • A shower or bath house at your RV park is really good too, because the RV bathroom can get to be confining.
  • I recommend getting an RV or a camper before you retire, and spending some weekends or vacations on the road and living in your RV. This will give you a really good idea if you are suited to RV living.
  • Still not sure about the RV living aspect? You can rent an RV for vacations at to see if you really want to buy one.
  • Storage is cheaper than renting or owning a house or apartment. You will want a place to store the things you can’t take with you.
  • You may want to maintain a home base of some sort, like the home of one of your children. In case something happens and you can’t drive or work anymore, you will need an emergency landing place.
  • If possible, you can downsize your home, and get a cheaper place to store your belongings and/or be your home base.

Work Camper JobsWhat Are the Easiest Jobs to Do From a Camper?

Many businesses have programs for work campers.

Check out the Camperforce Seasonal Warehouse Fulfillment Team Member program at Amazon.  They hire seasonal workers during peak times. In most cases they allow people to camp in their parking lots while they work at Amazon or they provide a campground allowance.

Campground hosting can be a great job for a work camper. A comprehensive article about hosting can be found here, at Job Monkey.

A really great list of things to expect when campground hosting can be found here, at The Outbound.

Also, why not try affiliate marketing while your are enjoying the RV life? Affiliate marketing can be done from anywhere you can get a WiFi signal (and most campground have free WiFi!). All you need is a laptop. Perhaps the best affiliate marketing and training program you can join from the road is Wealthy Affiliate. They train you for everything you need to know, and you can do it from practically anywhere! You can even do affiliate marketing while you are going down the road! (but only if someone else is driving!)

 

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Conclusion

So, if you are a grandparent, getting ready to retire, you might want to look into work camping jobs. This way of working and living might satisfy the need for adventure you are looking for after retirement. It might save you a ton of money if you are still worried about a mortgage.  And you can enjoy the open road and the freedom you crave as well!

 

 

Rhonda Stetson

10 Comments

  1. Hey there Rhonda,

    I’ve seen a lot of people buying RVs on the relevant TV shows, but most of them wanted to do it for recreation/holiday purposes. Very few wanted to do it for work purposes (their work has them travel often), and I think only two ladies bought an RV for travel blogging purposes. Nevertheless, it is really fascinating to travel in an RV and find part-time jobs. I think that you really need to try living in an RV before buying one as well because they are much bigger and much more difficult to drive than a sedan or an SUV.

    Marios 

    • Thank for your comment, Marios.  I agree that you really need to drive an RV around a while to get used to it.  I didn’t think about that aspect while I was writing this.  However, the really cool thing is, if you are uncomfortable driving  a giant trailer around, they have smaller RVs, the size of a van, or smaller pull trailers that can be towed with a compact car.  You can definitely get something in your comfort zone.  Thanks for your comments and thanks for reading!  Rhonda

  2. This is an interesting concept that ties into the whole idea of the laptop-lifestyle. I can totally see why this would appeal to older folks, since they probably spent their working years tied down in the same place, seeing very little of the world. If you finally have the time to spend with your family in better surroundings, it makes sense to add some extra income to that retirement savings while you’re at it and just work at your own pace. Awesome!

    • Mark, thanks for reading and commenting.  I envision myself in my own retirement doing this very thing.  I’m even starting to think that the RV camp worker lift style isn’t only for retirees.  I think, like you say, that those who love the laptop-lifestyle and want to live simply would love the RV track.  Thank you again for responding.  I really appreciate it!  Rhonda

  3. Dear Rhonda,

    Thank you very much for sharing your experience living in a Recreational Vehicle. I am definitely a person who loves new places, sightseeing, nature, and meeting new people. I was always wondering what it’s like to live in an RV, but I don’t have friends who live such a lifestyle, and thus never had a chance to ask someone personally. Therefore, your post was especially interesting to me. 

    I certainly appreciate your tips on work camper jobs. I never knew that there was a special job market for people who live nomadic style. It’s clever of Amazon to offer their seasonal workers a place to park their RVs! I do enjoy working online. I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and completely agree with you that this is the best place to learn everything about affiliate marketing and much more. 

    Now that I know the pros and cons, I’ll give more thorough thought about retiring into an RV lifestyle. Your advice on renting an RV and testing this lifestyle before committing to it, is also a helpful tip. Thank you again.

    Warm regards,
    ~ Julia

    • Thank you so much, Julia, for reading my post.  I’m really glad you get some valuable info from what I have written.  I am looking forward to living in an RV and working my affiliate marketing with Wealthy Affiliate when I retire.  I’m sure people have not thought about it before.  Thank you again for stopping by and commenting on my post!  Rhonda

  4.  This is an excellent idea on how to spend the time and earn money in retirement. Discovering new places meeting new people and making money admittedly sounds better than staying at home for the elderly. 

    I like the idea of doing affiliate marketing the most; I feel seniors have a lot of advantages in doing this business. With their life experience, they can easily evaluate the niche. This business doesn’t require significant investment either owning a product and as you said all you need is a WiFi and laptop. 

    I wish your post will reach a lot of grandparents/seniors. Your tips and ideas can change people lives.

    • Thank you so much for your comments!  Yes I’m hoping this information reaches a lot of older people.  Getting close to retirement myself, I wanted my peers to be prepared,  Until recently I had not focused on my retirement, because I was too busy living my life.  As I began to look into it, I thought for sure there’s a bunch of other people in the same boat as me that need this info.  I hope I can help them.  Thanks again for visiting my site, and for your comment!  Rhonda

  5. I have no experience about the RV life, but when I went to a local RV show the gears started turning. I thought to myself, how great would it be to be able to just pick up and go. You have all your essentials to get by and live your life. The idea of working from a RV is a great option to get a steady cash flow while you’re on the road. Now, I have sometime before I am able to retire, but if I can create my own business or find something I can work from home I might be able to get a taste of what the RV life is all about.

    • David, thank you for your comment!  Yes, I love those RV shows!  They have all the kinds of campers you could want.  If I were you, I would consider affiliate marketing with Wealthy Affiliate.  Get going on it now, so when you retire you can hit the road running….literally!  You can join here.  They have a free membership!  Anyway, thank you for reading and commenting on my post.  Rhonda

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