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How to Make Money Renting Your Backyard to Campers
Tent Camping

by - January 19, 2011 - 1 Comment

Here is a clever way to make money for you homeowners. Turn your backyard into a campsite.

It’s easier than you think to rent your backyard and there is even a website to help you link up with prospective campers. Single Spot Camping is a marketplace for landowners and campers to come together by allowing folks to list their backyard for rent. The service was originally started in Europe, but it is now available in the United States.

Renting a backyard campsite is great for campers because it offers them the ability to camp all over the world for a relatively cheap price. And it’s even better for us Penny Hoarders because we always love an extra way to make money!

If you are interested in giving this a try, head over to the Single Spot Camping website and create a profile. It’s free to list your backyard and you can even choose the amount you want to charge to campers.

A few things to remember about hosting campers… This is probably best for those of you who own some land and live in an interesting place. I’m not sure if anyone would want to camp in suburbia, but who knows? Also, you may want to check with your municipality before hosting a camper. Some cities limit the number of days a tent can be placed in a backyard and others may not allow campfires, etc.

Be sure to include several photos when listing your backyard and list what you will and won’t provide. Will your campers have access to electricity? Are there attractions nearby? What will the bathroom arrangements be like?

This idea certainly won’t work for this city dweller, but if you’ve got some a private location on the beach or in the mountains, than you should definitely consider this.

Good luck Penny Hoarders! Would you consider renting out your backyard?


 

  • Britt

    This is a great idea for me, as I live in a quiet location right in a state park. It’s so simple, I wish I could’ve thought of this before!

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