We get a lot of great questions and just to make things easier, here are answers to our top FAQs.
What about insurance?
We recommend that you get 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 some step-by-step tips on how to build a composting toilet (check out our blog) 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.
How do I list my land?
Follow these easy steps:
- First, sign up. If you already have an account, then log in. Once logged in, click on “List Your Land”
- Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 9. 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.
- Once you’ve finished step 9, your listing will be sent to the Campertunity Team for review. When it’s published, you’ll receive an email notification (you can also check under “Your Listings” to see if your listing has been approved.
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!
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. Just send us an email at email@example.com.
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:
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.
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”