We’ve already introduced Campfire Magazine readers to Nearly Wild Camping and to Campinmygarden, now we’ve discovered Gamping.
The founders say Gamping.com will do for camping what Airbnb has done for rentals (that’s what Campinmygarden say too, by the way!). Basically, it allows campers to find inexpensive private camping spaces in locations all over the world. So far, there are 3,000 hosts and more than 10,000 locations in 42 countries. Gamping was founded in France – and the country naturally has lots of camping spots to choose from. There’s far less choice in other parts of the world, but the idea is fairly new.
You can sign up for free (though our verification email didn’t arrive, so be prepared to persevere!). You search using an interactive map. Each host lists facilities and describes their place. There are categories for tents, motorhomes and campervans and readymade outdoor accommodation (with no equipment needed). Other than that, it looks and works almost exactly like AirBnb.
It could be the perfect way to try out one of our favourite camping experiences – read all about that in our special feature on bivvy hammocks. We’ll be trying out a few locations soon.