We often get asked how we support ourselves on the road. Our answer up until now has been work camping and my website income. I wanted to show you 12 more ways to make a living on the road.
Of course, we have cut our living expenses down simply by not owning a home any more. Traveling as we do, our expenses include lot rent, insurance, our rv payment, food and spending.
You can lower your expenses even more by not having a rv payment, staying longer in one place, cooking at home and even boondocking (camping for free without water, electric or sewer connections) when you can. You really have a surprising control over your overhead.
But there will be overhead.
We chose this life to get away from the stress of a 40+ hour a week workweek. We wanted to get away from the traffic, the crowds, the chaos and the strict time schedules and wanted to be healthy and stress-free.
Having the freedom to decide how much you want to work and how much free time you want is one of the biggest advantages of living the RV lifestyle. And there are so many opportunities out there to take advantage of! I have talked a bit about work camping (working in campgrounds in exchange for a site and/or pay), but let’s talk about some of the other things out there!
Our main sources of seasonal employment opportunities are websites such as:
Work at KOA
Workers on Wheels
There are jobs to be found everywhere. You won’t get rich, but you should be able to support yourself and your lifestyle on the road. Seasonal and work from home positions are readily available if you look for them.
Here are some of the positions that we are considering for future:
Make a living as Guest services and maintenance at a resort ranch
Most resort ranches offer accommodations, hiking, water activities, horse back riding, fly fishing and often a full service restaurant. Positions available are usually seasonal, but offer a full range of interesting opportunities depending upon where your interests may lie. Often resorts will offer you pay along with room and board. In some instances, they have their own mini rv parks to house some of their employees.
Make a living Working at a lighthouse
Often this is a volunteer position, but there are instances where you can get paid as a park ranger. As a lighthouse worker, you would be responsible for overseeing the lighthouse and keeping it secure during off season. This job usually offers a place to stay on site (sometimes even a place for your coach).