While you won’t find the word Workamper or Workcamper in Webster’s dictionary, you will find it in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The official definition goes as follows:
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. If you work as an employee, operate a business, or donate your time as a volunteer, AND you sleep in an RV, you are a Workamper!
Please note that the definition says nothing about “retirement” or “campgrounds”. If you sleep in an RV at night and you conduct any activity in exchange for anything of value, you are a Workamper! While this definition could technically include such wide-ranging occupations as construction workers and race-car drivers, you probably won’t hear Dale Earnhart, Jr. referred to as a Workamper! When we use the word Workamper, we are realistically referring to people whose activities relate primarily to the outdoor hospitality industry.
I recently read about the Virtual Nomads. Many of these people travel the world and work online. Traveling the U.S. can be quite an adventure too.
If your business or work experience can lean itself to this lifestyle you may find that this type of work offers you and your spouse or family a great, fun adventuresome life.
Travelling is exciting and a offers a very broadening experience.
Living and working has curtailed much of this type of lifestyle over the years.
That is why we naturally think of Workampers as retired folks.
Today our younger workers have new options of work. The old 9-5 does not ring true for many.
Our Education System is also changing and offering more job opportunities available without the four-year investment for a degree.
The Future of Work is changing and our perceptions of work, jobs, travel and how to spend our time is changing.