I’ve been trying to find a way to bring the campsite warden lifestyle into this blog, but not make it seem to perfect, as I don’t want to over subscribe the market place and do myself out of the pick of the jobs.
But all season, the same question keeps coming up, as in all honesty we are genuinely ‘living the dream’
Where do you stay?
We live on site, mixed in with all the other campers, we have a massive pitch which easily takes ‘Paloma’ our motorhome, it’s driveway awning, ‘Suzy’ the smart car, our plastic shed and will still have a large grass area !
Do you get paid?
Yep, we’re paid for every hour we work, unlike most jobs in this industry we are paid above minimum wage, but you also must consider the benefits, we technically live Rent free, with free electricity, free laundry, free WiFi- so if you added all the above into your wage package…..
We would both say that our disposable income is about the same as when we both held down a ‘Good Job’ but the change in lifestyle is amazing !
Currently we manage to save approximately 50% of our earnings to pay for our winter holidays.
How long is the season?
Our season is quite long, it see’s us open and working from 1st March until the 20th November, but we do have a ferry booked for the 21st !
Do you get Holidays?
Yes and no, as we are employees we are collecting holiday entitlement all the time, but it’s kind of given that it’s taken after the season, so really it’s a great way to save a little extra spending money for our Hollibobs.
Do you get days off?
Maybe we’re just very lucky, but we have a fixed rota pattern, which provides everyone working here a two day break each week.
It’s actually slightly better than that, as our ‘weekend’ starts when we finish at 2pm Wednesday and lasts until we restart work at 1:30 On a Saturday
So nearly 3 days off !
What will you do for the winter?
Come on, what a stupid question, I think most people assume we must take another job for the winter.
But we will be traveling, ok a lot more of a holiday than last time- but 3 months off, how perfect !
Just remember to check back regularly for the blog updates
Are you coming back next year?
Sadly reader, yes next year we will be based once again here in Glastonbury- why not pop by and say hello.
Is it all toilet cleaning?
No and No, all jobs no matter what will have bits and pieces you don’t enjoy doing, but for us, our role is mainly based in the reception and shop area, a lot of time is given over to guests, each arrival is shown to their pitch, giving time for the available guest service to be explained.
Where do I look for these jobs?
We found this job on Uk campsites, whilst sitting in Palomas, we had been there a couple of days and having toyed with the idea of ‘what are we going to do when we go back’ we bumped into another couple of campsite Wardens, who inspired us on with how it would be a good choice.
A few emails and a Skype interview later we had a job lined up!
Also have a search here. Caravan Job Finder
Or better still why not drop your cv into any sites you fancy working at !
How did you give up your house?
Start reading here, and you will soon come to realise that we made a choice to step off the treadmill of life and take “our leap of faith” and this lifestyle choice of being campsite Wardens is just part of it, we are lucky enough to be able to take extended holidays, which will allow us to travel and explore. – not many 9 to 5 jobs allow that.
Got anymore questions ? – fire-away in the comments and we will try and answer them !
Paul and Shell x