The Sharing Economy Goes Outdoors
Hipcamp's land sharing model creates more camping opportunities across a nation dominated by privately-owned land
Camping discovery and booking service Hipcamp has launched a new initiative enabling private landowners to transform their space into campgrounds. The company is helping people interested in the program with everything from the creation of an online listing, to photography, insurance, bathrooms, maps and more. Its model works similar to Airbnb, with payments made weekly to landowners via direct deposit.
Over 200,000 campers in the Hipcamp community stand to benefit from an increase in campsite listings. At the same time, property owners benefit from a new revenue source that can ensure the land isn’t developed and wilderness habitats are preserved.