Are you feeling the pinch, post-pandemic? Did you find yourself furloughed or have your wages frozen? Maybe you were one of the many employees who were made redundant because of businesses closing down.
Even if you were one of the ‘lucky’ ones and none of these things happened to you, rising food costs and increases in utility bills can still leave us looking for ways to earn a bit of extra money when our wages don’t go as far as they used to.
You could, of course, get a second job around your full-time job to help make ends meet but if you’ve got a static caravan, either in a holiday park or on your own private land, you could earn an extra income working for yourself. You may think static caravans are just somewhere to go for your summer holiday but they can have many more uses.
With that in mind, here are 3 ways to make money from your static caravan.
Rent out your static caravan
An obvious way to make money from your static caravan is to rent it out. If your caravan is sited on a holiday park, make sure to check the terms of your site agreement first. Not all holiday parks will allow you to rent your caravan out but if you are allowed, renting out your static caravan is a great way to boost your income.
But if your static caravan is on your own land either in a field or in your private garden, then you should be able to rent it out whenever you like. Get your static caravan listed on Airbnb, sit back and wait for the bookings to roll in.
A cottage industry in a caravan
Thousands of successful businesses started out as a cottage industry and there’s no reason why you couldn’t be one of them. If your static caravan is equipped with electricity, there’s nothing to stop you from baking cakes, making jam, sewing clothes or cushions, making jewellery, or anything else you can think of to sell online or at markets and local shops.
Do you have a talent or passion you could pass on to others? If so, you could use your static caravan in which to run workshops.
Whether you’re a writer, artist or sewing enthusiast, you’ll find willing pupils eager to learn from you.
As long as you’re not pretending to be something you’re not, you don’t need any special qualifications to run a workshop. For example, if you’re a self-published author, why not run a workshop on how to get your books onto Amazon. Or if you’re handy with a sewing machine, you’ll find plenty of people who would love to know how to make a tote bag or cushion cover.
Make money from your static caravan
These are just three ways you can make money from your static caravan. They’re simple ways that can take as much or as little time as you like. You could rent out your static caravan for just a few days during the summer when you want a bit more cash or you could run workshops from it every weekend if that’s something you enjoy doing.
Whatever you decide, static caravans are perfect for part-time businesses that allow you to earn some extra money.