What is the downside to living in a campsite at a campground?
There are a few things to consider, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), including the risk of fire and the possibility of camping in a wooded area without proper ventilation.
It’s also not unheard of for campers to be hit by lightning, but NAR says that number is small.
The report also highlights the importance of keeping pets indoors during the coldest months of the year.
There’s also the chance of getting wet.
If you do plan to live in a camp site, you may want to consider renting an area instead of camping.
While you can rent a smaller area for camping, there are some advantages to renting a larger one, such as lower rates and a better chance of finding a spot for your pets.
And the rental fees can add up fast.
Read the full NAR report, “The Costs of Living in a Camping Site,” below.
Rent a Campsite to Get More Money?
The report cites a study by the University of Colorado, Boulder, that found campers were more likely to be found in areas with fewer parks, lakes and rivers, and to be on lower incomes.
However, if you want to find a campsites that are just right for you, rent an area and see how much you can save.
NAR recommends renting an outhouse or an RV, depending on how many people you want.
For smaller groups, consider renting a smaller tent or two for a couple of nights.
If camping is your thing, rent a two-person cabin for a month or two to get used to camping in the outdoors.
NAM’s report also notes that camping is not necessarily an economic necessity.
“Camping is a lifestyle choice, and campers can choose to live on the couch, on the beach, or even on a farm,” the report states.
“The downsides include the risk that they will be bitten by a bear, or become stranded on a remote trail.”
If you want more information on the pros and cons of living outdoors, you can read the full report.
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