Gamping ?! Private Land Camping At Low Cost

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  1. Wombles

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    This looks interesting as another option to those currently available https://www.gamping.com/ Very few locations in the UK so far but lots in France. To be better than the free aires & France Passion they need to offer more than just a pitch but local knowledge & other amenities might make some worthwhile?
     
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    AirBnB for camping... great idea
     
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    Looks like it's free to join & list your land (at the moment) so anyone tempted to add themselves to host motorhomes for a little bit of extra income? It works like Justpark driveway parking where you list at a price you set & Gamping.com add on there fees for the person booking you pay "Gamping receives a fee of € 3 for reservations less than or equal to 20 € and 15% for bookings above 20 €. This is due by Camper and added to the price set by the GDS for each property." The land owner can review each booking request & accept or decline to suit themselves. Sure this idea will be a little controversial on here :imoutahere:like Justpark has been but may suit some.
     
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    Sounds like the same business model as AirBnB... free to list and they take 3%. It even look like the same website... just ported to 'the great outdoors'. Even property owners are called 'hosts'
    I was looking to list our apartment in Spain for a little extra income but the wife wouldn't have 'any old riff raff stay' LOL!!
    Wish I had some land now... great idea.
     
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    So these are people who have no caravan site licence, no camping licence and no planning permission. Might work overseas where the legislation is different but unlikely here, especially if they start to take business away from existing sites/CLs :)
     
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    Looks like it started off as Gamping.fr so trialled in France (looks like it's working :)) & now being promoted to UK travel journalists & causing a bit of interest on Facebook.
    Fun already has the forum on Motorhome Housesitting http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/forums/motorhome-house-sitting/ which has had some success with the advantage that sitters don't need any or full access to the house if basic facilities provided & can just use the driveway whilst offering their services so benefits both parties with no money having to change hands. Gamping, although paid for, is another way to travel & stay on a budget. The most interesting part for us is having hosts who would know the area & hopefully be able to offer advice.
     
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    Looks like a great idea surprised no one on here has discovered it before only downside is you need to book and have the host approve the booking. Wouldn't work for us as we don't do planning.
    If it wasn't for our stuck up planning attitude it could work well in the UK a good alternative to CL's & CS's which are more suitable for caravans.
     
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    Those with CL licenses might find this a useful extra way to advertise & gain business as they would not necessarily be undercut by this. If they offer extra facilities & services but are more expensive they could still gain business. Don't think those that like campsites would be tempted away to stay in someones garden!
     
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    The point is that, in the UK, landowners can not provide such services without the necessary licence/exemption (unless, in the case of caravans/motorhomes, they restrict usage to one unit at a time and for no more than 28 days in any 12 month period).
    Most CL/CS owners are restricted (by their agreement with their exempting organisation) to members only so have nothing to gain by joining such a scheme.
     
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    Thank you for clarifying this - so no problem for anyone wanting to allow Gamping if just one motorhome & for that limited period. Not ideal if there is more demand than that but at least it isn't illegal :)
    There are, I understand, some organisations who do allow CL owners to accommodate non members too so if CL owners move to those then sure the other clubs would have to rethink their policies. Just because that is how it is now doesn't mean things can't change especially with the number of motorhomers growing year on year.
     
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    It may well be linked as one of the founding members described it as "Airbnb for camping" on a web article. With such backing don't think this is an idea that is going to go away!
    Sure there are some Funsters who would look after your apartment in Spain?!
     
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    Quite right, it wouldn't be illegal but people might find themselves in bother if they didn't understand the law.
    Yes, the MCC and Motorhome Fun allow non-member use. The practical problem is that the CC and C&CC have far more sites signed up (some of whom actually prefer to have a members only policy) and it would take a massive effort to persuade them to go through the process of scrapping their existing arrangement and moving to another, even with the number of motorhomes growing. It is highly unlikely that any legislative changes will be made in the foreseeable future.
     
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    Be aware that the Hacienda are trawling air bnb for any Spanish owners & checking whether they are declaring any income for tax. Caught loads up in Barcelona by all accounts.
     
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    When I mentioned Gamping to our teenage son his guess of what it is wasn't Garden Camping :eek: so probably best to clarify that it's not anything else!
     
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    I hope it wasn't something rude with an umbrella :Eeek::laughing:
     
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    Mr Womble just found the app, works well & looks great for France (y):D
     
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    I installed the Android Gamping App never received the activation email despite 5 requests sent a email to support and did not receive a reply to that, tried with a different email address and did not receive an activation email to that either, so I have given up on Gamping.
     
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    Havnt tried it on android, but just signed up on iPad and the email was imedeiate
     
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    I have signed up using Firefox on Windows and everything has gone smoothly (y)
     
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