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How to make money from someone else’s farm

Here is a fun way to get you one step closer to your dream farm. We love it because it creates a new source of income for farmers and connects city people back to the bush.

Through the AirBnB of camping - YouCamp.

An aspiring farmer could be the broker of camping trips on local farms. This could be a great way to:

YouCamp connects campers to farmers and other private land holders.

We love it because it creates a new source of income for farmers and connects city people back to the bush.

BUT YOU DON'T OWN A FARM

But you do own a phone, are tech savvy and are confident.

Sounds a bit cheeky and a bit out there - but with the share economy on our doorstep, with you being cool and young and hip and always on your phone, and with lots of amazing farms sitting there being run by the older generation, we think you are in a prime position to take advantage of what YouCamp is offering.

We see this is a great way of getting to know farmers who are of the retiring age because you are providing them with a useful service.

The more relationships you can build with retiring farmers the better chance you have that they might be keen on you taking on their farm.

HOW IT COULD UNFOLD

1.    You tell a bunch of retiring farmers they can make money off campers

2.    Tell them it is safe - here is an article

3.    You manage the bookings, setup the camp sites and manage the campers

4.    Split profits 50/50

Depending on the location you could charge up to $300 a night.

WHAT IS YouCamp

YouCamp are the first and biggest land-sharing website in Australia.

They are committed to opening up unique frontiers of the Australian outdoors, providing people with access to the best and most exciting, interesting places to stay.

Why Use Youcamp?

Let us know if you have used the service and if you have any other ideas on how you could use YouCamp to help get you on your farm quicker.

Sam Marwood is co-founder of Cultivate Farms. For further information go to www.cultivatefarms.com or email Sam at sam@cultivatefarms.com

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