In recent years, travellers’ preferences have changed. The demand for holidays in nature, in more eco-friendly options and with greater privacy, is gaining ground, a trend that was reinforced during the pandemic.
The biggest change was observed in the motorhome (RV) market, where in Europe, in 2020 alone, they grew 3 times more than in 2019, a trend that continued in 2021.
But how can you benefit from this trend?
Do you have a plot of land, a field, a farm or even an empty space in your cottage’s yard? Keep reading and find out how you can make extra money out of it by hosting on your property, adventurers who love nature and want to live a unique experience in it.
How to begin renting your private land
Who you can rent it out to
Anyone with a motorhome or a tent can choose your space to stay. All guests who choose this type of accommodation are campers who want to get in touch with nature by spending their holidays in it, away from crowds, seeking greater peace and seclusion, with respect to the natural habitat.
What are the requirements you need to have
You can begin with the basics.
It is important that the site is easily accessible by car or motorhome (RV).
Wondering if you need electricity, water, a bathroom or anything else?
None of the above is necessary. A motorhome for example, is fully equipped and self contained, has water storage, electricity, heating or cooling, a bathroom and even a kitchen in many cases.
The important thing is to mention in your listing what amenities the guest will find so that they come prepared.
It is important for the visitor to feel that they have come to a private space where they will be fenced in. They will feel more secure and it is an advantage to choose this place over another.
There is no limit to the size of the space you can allocate, the bigger your space, the more guests you can accommodate.
If the cost of a professional photo shoot is something you’re concerned about, then overlook it. Nowadays, with a simple cell phone, you can take really nice, clear photos without having to pay a professional photographer. The important thing is that all the spaces are clearly shown so it’s also clear to the visitor if that space fits what they’re looking for.
Check out some photos we ‘ve collected for you to get some ideas.
How much money you can earn
The average price for an empty pitch offered to campers ranges from 10€ – 15€ per night, across Europe.
Of course, depending on the facilities you offer and any extra services you are thinking of adding, you can adjust this amount.
Is it legal to offer your private space to campers
Yes, according to Law 4403/2016 – Government Gazette 125/A/7-7-2016, in Greece, the hosting of motorhomes or tents by individuals is not prohibited.
What is the tax on this income
Under the Law 1162/2018 – Government Gazette you can declare income from short-term leasing of your field or plot of land even if there is no building in it. In addition, you can make a rental agreement for short-term tenancy for it. Finally, if your income is less than €80 per month then there is no legal obligation to declare it. (Article 2 – Paragraph1)
Is there a need for such spaces
As we mentioned earlier, sales of motorhomes (RVs) in Europe have increased in recent years and as a result there is a need to provide spaces that can accommodate them. Across Europe there are over 18.000 camperstops, places that can accommodate all these RVs. In Greece, on the other hand, there is no legislation that stipulates the existence of such places where these visitors could stay overnight.
Rent your space now at Campsaround
From all of the above you can understand that renting your space is an easy and fast process that you can complete in minutes.
It doesn’t matter if you have facilities or not, nor does it matter if you offer extra services to your guests.
If you simply have an agritourism farm with extra space, an olive grove, a backyard at your holiday home, then list it on Campsaround and make extra money from something you haven’t been using to date.