Hurricane Harvey: Hosts Offering Evacuees a Free Place to Stay

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. If you or anyone you know needs a place to stay, the Hipcamp hosts below are offering to host displaced residents (and their animals), free of charge.

If you have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey, please use this code HIPCAMPLOVESHOUSTON to stay at any of the Hipcamps below for free. We’re so thankful to these hosts, who are stepping up in a time of great need to support their community.

Are you willing to host families? Email julie.kukral@hipcamp.com. See more information on other ways you can help below.

Hosts Helping Hurricane Victims

Danielle at Flycatcher Farms

Dale, TX – 30 minutes south of Austin: The grounds are available for tent campers at this 7-acre farm near Austin, TX. Danielle may also be hosting relocated shelter dogs, if you have any pets that need accommodation too.

Cristal at Startz Cattle Company

Floresville, TX – 30 minutes south of San Antonio: Cristal can host tent campers at this working cattle ranch near San Antonio.

Carol at Sleeping Porch Hideaway

Boerne, TX – 30 minutes northwest of San Antonio: Carol can host one family with pets and horses.

Dee at Harmony Haven

Bruceville, TX – 30 minutes south of Waco: Dee can host tent campers and RVs at Harmony haven. She has drinking water, an indoor bathroom as well as electricity available for charging phones.

Alyssa at Walker Honey Farm

Rogers, TX – 1 hour north of Austin: There is room for four RVs at this honey farm – beekeeping – and wine & mead making operation near Austin.

Lowell at Hueco Tanks Mountain Hut

El Paso, TX – Hueco Tanks campgrounds are set up for rock climbers visiting the Hueco Tanks State Park. “It’s a simple campground, but we are more than willing to help anyone who needs it.”

Mike and Vicki at Music Springs

Hawkins, TX – 40 minutes north of Tyler: Mike and Vicki are opening their doors to RV campers at their retreat in Eastern, TX.

Cody at Sandy Ridge RV Camping

Canton, TX – 1.5 hours east of Dallas: Cody has one camping trailer available that can sleep 5-6; with electricity and cold water. The hot water heater does not work at the moment. Flush-able toilet is located 100 yards from the camper. They can host outdoor pets and limited livestock.

Pam at Jackass Flats Campground

Alpine, TX – 1.5 hours south of Marfa: This campground can host both tent campers and RVs. More listings will be added soon.

Shannon at Ranchview Off-Grid

Brashear, TX – 1.5 hours east of Dallas. Shannon is offering our cabin and tent sites for no charge to anyone displaced by the hurricane. “It is off grid, but would provide a place to stay.” Pets and horses are welcome, though dogs will have to be on a leash as there are cattle in the field.

Jessica and Thomas at Llano Springs Ranch


Rocksprings, TX – 3 hours west of Austin. Jessica has a house that can sleep a maximum of 6 that they like to offer instead of the normal campsite. Some of their family will be at the ranch through Monday and can house anyone through that day.

Gay at Colonial Cowboy

Mt Vernon, TX – 1.5 hours east of Dallas. Gay has room for tent campers and RVs at his working cattle ranch. Pets are allowed.

Mary at Keachi Acres

Keatchie, LA – 40 minutes southwest of Shreveport. Mary has two bunkhouses with hot showers and can host about 8 people each for up to a week that will be available this Saturday.

Sue at Sue F.’s Land

Round Top, TX – 1.5 hours east of Austin. Beginning Sept 5, Sue has the following availability at her property:

The following is additional accommodation coming soon to the Hipcamp platform. For information on how to reserve these, please contact Sue directly at suebfoster@gmail.com and tell her you were sent by Hipcamp.

  • Primitive Camping on Sue F’s land
  • Bliss Cottage (1 bedroom, kitchen, living room- sleeps 3) – until Sept 22
  • Comfort Cottage (3 bedrooms, kitchen, living room, 2 baths) – until Sept 22
  • Main House (3 bedrooms, 2 baths) – until 22

Paul at Good Earth Organic Farm

Celeste, TX – 1.5 hours northeast of Dallas – Paul can host campers on his farm a little over an hour outside of Dallas. No pets are allowed at this time.

Are you interested in hosting displaced families for free? Please contact Julie at julie.kukral@hipcamp.com.

How else can you help?

Here is a verified list of charitable organizations you can donate to (and avoid getting scammed).

Hipcamp Staff

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