The guest for podcast 147 is Marianne Edwards, the founder of Boondockers Welcome, a website that connects people who have space on their property with people looking to boondock wherever they travel. The site promises safe, legal and free overnight boondocking on fellow RVers’ property.
Boondocking – or spending the night without being hooked up to a power pole — is very popular among RVers, especially those who travel full-time. They see the service as a perk that makes full-time RVing affordable.
After all, they reason, why pay $50 per night for a little electricity, 10 gallons of water and a campsite when you’re just looking to get a little rest before moving on. Many boondockers stay in Walmart parking lots, rest areas and truck stops, which can be noisy and dangerous.
Boondockers Welcome takes it to a whole new level and introduces a social aspect that many RVers find particularly appealing. People who love RVing can connect with like-minded people by simply letting them stay on their property. It’s a way to make friends and share in other people’s adventures.
The benefit to hosts is they don’t have to check people in, they don’t have to clean up after guests and they can determine what services they are willing to provide, be it just a parking spot, or electricity, water, internet connection and dump station. Best of all, they can choose who gets to stay on their property.
For more information and to become a member, visit boondockerswelcome.com.