Creative Ways to Pay Your Land Taxes

Own land? Earn money on Hipcamp. Host our community of nature lovers to earn extra income for property management, home expenses, and dream projects.

We know land taxes can be expensive. Money, taxes, mortgages, upkeep – it can all be a little overwhelming. But we also know that getting outside is a great way to relieve stress. In Eckhart Tolle’s words – renowned spiritual teacher and author of The Power of Now and A New Earth – “We get lost in doing, thinking, remembering, anticipating – lost in maze of complexity and a world of problems. Nature can show us the way home.”

Yes, there are the realities of the modern world, but there is also a way to close the gap. If you love your land, protect and share it, and let your land pay off your taxes.

Here’s where Hipcamp can come in. We are a mission-driven marketplace where you can list, discover, and book campsites and accommodations on private and public land. Hipcampers are looking for anything from a scenic spot to pitch their tent, to planning a nature-filled getaway. Hipcamp is a go-to guide to getting outside. For landowners, such as farmers and ranchers, our platform creates new revenue streams for your business, which can support conserving your land and keeping it wild. By unlocking access and simplifying the camping experience, we’re democratizing and enhancing the experience of getting outside, inspiring more people to enjoy and protect our natural world.

Photo by Autumn Kinsey, at Tent Camping in Turkey Hollow.

As a landowner, you are living on your revenue. The output with Hipcamp will all be based on how much you want to input. Our campers are looking for a wide range of property types, and so, hosts can make a wide range, based on their offerings. Our most active hosts make over $6-12k per year hosting campers, and less active hosts can make a few thousand per year.

There are so many factors that determine your success as a host on Hipcamp. For starters, the number of listings you can offer, the location and characteristics of your land, and how active you want to be all affect your earnings. Hosts offering affordable tent camping (under $75/night) make the most on Hipcamp, while Hosts with unique structures—such as small cabins, tiny homes, Airstream trailers, treehouses, yurts, etc.—can earn regular income by hosting campers year-round.

Hipcamp properties range from two acres to thousands, from developed campgrounds to raw land, from rustic cabins to glamping tents, from working farms to remote forests. Campers can book primitive tent camping with no official “amenities,” to glamping setups with every modern comfort included.

Photo by Suzie Gotis, in Labush, WA.

For inspiration check out the 5 Different Types of Campsites You Can Make Money From.

The diversity of options is what makes Hipcamp special, and we bet your land has something great to offer. What knits all Hipcamp hosts together is simple: an interest in sharing your slice of heaven with others, and the desire to protect your land for future generations.

Photo by Taylor Higgins, at Forest Haven Treehouse.

River Ridge Ranch is one example of how hosting other on your land can rake in revenue and wash away worry. They started listing with Hipcamp as a way to generate additional income. They say, “Now, it’s more like: “Is this a better way to save natural resources?”.” Check out their story.

Creating and maintaining your listing is absolutely free. You set your own price and keep 90% of your earnings. The rest goes towards payment processing, stellar 7 day a week customer support, our $1M liability insurance policy, and other platform costs.

Starting your listing can take only a few minutes. Sharing your land will create life-long memories for both you and your visitors – as well as protect the beautifully wild nature that is essential to humanity.

Photo by Katie Corley, at Love Creek Sanctuary.

Curious if hosting could work for you and your land? Learn more here.

And let us know if you have any questions!

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