How To Become A Host
Considering Becoming A Campsite Host?
Do you own extra property that could be working for you? Looking to make some additional revenue on the side? Becoming a campsite host on iCampSavvy is an easy and great way to take advantage of your unutilized resources. Before signing up to become a host, please review the iCampSavvy Host Guide and we will give you a few pointers on how to get started and what to expect.
- What makes a good site? There is no definite answer to this. What one site has to offer might work for one camper but not the other. However, please take the following points into consideration before becoming a host.
- The site must be safe and away from any features that might pose a threat to campers, including but not limited to: utility boxes, power polls, unfenced pools, cliffs, or any other unsafe terrain.
- The site must physically be on your property and contained within your property.
- You must be the owner of the property.
- The site may not be in a high-density population area unless the site is reasonably out of view. Please see our Terms & Conditions policy for a list of cities in which hosting is not allowed.
- Use common sense. If you wouldn’t want to camp at your own site, don’t list it.
- iCampSavvy has sole discretion in approving or denying site requests. In addition, deleting or suspending already approved sites at any time for any reason.
- What site types should you allow? This is generally determined by the physical characteristics of your site in addition to what amenities are being offered.
- If you do not have a restroom available, tent camping might not be a viable option.
- If you have a really steep and curvy driveway, trailer or motorhome camping might not be a viable option.
- If you have a concrete pad with hookups, tent camping might not be a viable option. However, this is suited perfectly for a motorhome or trailer.
- Only list what amenities your site has to offer. If a camper reports that a host does not have a specific amenity even though their site details suggest they do, it can lead to host account termination.
- Have campsite rules visibly posted at your site in addition to also having them listed in the site details on the app. Some rule topics to consider mentioning are the following:
- Lights out time
- Amenities and amenity usage
- Consider your own personal schedule. If you do not have time to follow up on your campsite listing via the app on a regular basis, you might want to hold off from hosting a site until your schedule permits.
- Host must have a PayPal account in order to receive payment. Without a PayPal account, iCampSavvy will not be able to process your funds. Please make sure that the email you use to log into iCampSavvy is also tied to your PayPal account. Please follow the link if you need to create a PayPal account. https://www.paypal.com/us/home
I Want To Become A Host. What’s Next?
Hosting a site on iCampSavvy is a very simple process.
Below is a step-by-step breakdown.
- Using your phone, take pictures of the campsite you wish to host. Make sure your pictures set the expectation of what the site looks like in person. Pictures say a thousand words and are a huge campsite selling point. Only five pictures can be uploaded, so choose wisely.
- Log into the iCampSavvy app and select “Host a Site” from the menu at the bottom of the screen.This is your campsite management screen. If you host multiple campsites on your property, this is the screen where each individual site can be managed.
Select “Host a site” to begin creating a new campsite listing.
Enter in a unique campsite name, Address, Cost per Night, Check In Time, and Check Out Time.
Scroll down the page and select the Site Type(s) as well as the Max Group Size.
Scroll down the page and select what Amenities (if any) are offered at your campsite.
Scroll down the page, press the upload icon, and select the pictures you wish to upload for your campsite.
Scroll down the page and enter a description about your campsite. List any unique features that set your campsite apart from the rest. In addition, also list any campsite rules.