We get a lot of great questions and just to make things easier, here are answers to our top FAQs.
How do I list my land?
Just follow these steps: Go to www.campertunity.com homepage
- click on “List Your Land” at the top right
- follow the steps from there. You can list one campsite on your land or a few, depending on how much space you have, how many campers you’d like to host, and how much income you’d like to generate. It’s all up to you.
Oh, and we’ve found that Hosts who include photos of people enjoying themselves on their property get the most attention. A friendly write-up along with a friendly face is always a warm welcome! Thanks for listing your land on Campertunity!
What about insurance?
We recommend that hosts gain proper insurance to keep yourself protected. Our preferred insurance partner is Duuo, underwritten by The Co-operators General Insurance Company. At Duuo, you can purchase a policy online in minutes, and you only take out coverage for the nights you have guests. Prices per night are around $6 for solid, reliable coverage.
Other options include getting extended liability on your already existing home insurance. It may amount to a few extra dollars per month depending on your insurance provider. The next time you speak to your insurance company, just ask, “Does my coverage include campers on my property? If not, how can I add it?”
And, if you own a commercial campground and are listing it on Campertunity, we ask that you please add Campertunity as an insurer to your policy.
As Campertunity grows, our goal is to include our landowners on our insurance policy for free. Your listing your land now helps us to achieve this goal so we can all benefit. So, thank you!
What about bathrooms?
You don’t need to have toilets available in order to list your land. We welcome all Hosts to create a profile and let the camper decide if its the right fit for them. If you’re definitely wanting toilets available, Campertunity has step-by-step instructions on how to build a composting toilet and tips on where to get a low-priced portable loo. We can even provide advice on building an outhouse. And, Campertunity allows the option for you to only welcome RVs and no tent camping. We want to make sure you’re comfortable.
Where can I rent an RV?
Check out Rent RV BC at www.rentrvbc.com to rent one of their top quality RVs. This family owned and operated business services Metro Vancouver and the Lower Fraser Valley. Need an RV delivered straight to your campsite? Give them a call to arrange. And, no need to worry about insurance, Rent RV BC has you covered.
Where can I rent camping gear?
Rent eh Tent Canada is your go-to place for any camping gear you need to suit your adventure, including everything from Northern Canadian arctic expeditions to kids’ backyard sleepovers. Rent eh Tent also provides delivery, setup and pick-up services to perfect your world class experience.
How do I price my campsite?
Pick whatever price you’d like. Just make sure you cover all your costs and are cash positive. The more you have to offer, like RV hookups, toilets, or maybe even a few fresh eggs from your farm, the higher you can price your campsite. And, play around with the pricing. If you are getting a lot of interest then increase your price, and vice versa if you aren’t getting many campers. The average cost is around $25 per night per campsite.
How do I block off dates on my calendar?
You can block off your campsite(s) so that campers can not book them during certain dates. Simply go to “Your Listings” > “Campround Details” > “Calendar” > “Add a new site closure” > choose the site you want to block > “block this site” > and choose the dates you want to block off > “Done”
When do I get paid?
Payments are processed 24 hours after check-in and payouts are done every Monday after the check-in date. Once you receive your payout, please allow 2-3 days for payments to be processed. Payouts are done through Pay Pal.
What about by-laws?
Every jurisdiction is different, so we recommend checking with your municipality regarding laws and camping. Of course, Campertunity is always here to help you find answers to make an informed decision. Own a farm or ranch? Camping can fall under agri-tourism. For British Columbians, Campertunity can provide you with information surrounding camping in the ALR. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
What is acceptable land to list?
Any space that’s big enough to pitch a tent. We welcome small square footages to hundreds of acres. Campers are looking for all sorts of experiences, from long weekend relaxing to quick stops while en route to their final destination. The goal is to help people get outside, so whether you have rustic land or full amenities, a camper is wanting to rent it.
Why aren’t my photos uploading?
All photos should be larger than 1024 pixels wide to ensure they showcase your campground to it’s best potential. To find out the size of your photograph in pixels, try: Mac users Locate the image file in your Finder (file system), right click the image and select Get Info. A pop-up window will open with the dimensions of your image displaying in the More Info section. The dimensions show the pixel height and width of your photo. PC users On a PC, right click on the image file, view Properties, and then open the Summary tab.
How much does it cost to list my land?
It’s free! There are no annual fees to list your land on Campertunity, so you can create a profile today and not pay anything. At Campertunity, we only make money when you make money. So, we take 10% from each booking to cover our fees and sustain the website.
I don’t understand the “My Payouts” tab. What does it mean?
Here’s a translation of the “Your Payouts” tab:
- All time earnings: the amount of income you have made so far from accepting campers to camp on your land.
- Next payment: the next dollar amount you are expected to receive from Campertunity.
- Filter bookings by date: a filter to narrow your view by date.
- Check in date: the date the camper checked in to your campsite.
- Earnings: the amount you earned from the booking.
- Paid Out: the amount paid out to you by campertunity (pay outs appear in a black block)
- Balance: this portion resembles a bank balance. It shows when you are owed, and once you are paid out, it will revert back to $0.00 until your next booking occurs and you are owed again.
How do I find out how much I’m earning and how much I’m owed?
After you login, click on your name > “Your Payments” > “Your Payouts”
Still curious about Campertunity?
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