While sharing my new book with some people today I was told of a new service called YouCamp.

Farmers across the country are taking down the ‘no trespassing’ sign on the farm gate and embracing the sharing economy.

Digital start-up Youcamp is making a play to change the way people think about camping by offering travellers the chance to stay on farms.

Glenda Phin has had campers stay on her property at Turlinjah on the New South Wales south coast, among her chickens, pigs and beef cattle.

“Most people are looking for an alternative form of accommodation,” she said.

“Somewhere where they can go and experience parts of Australia that normally you wouldn’t be able to, and somewhere possibly a little bit secluded so they can have some time out.”

James and Prue Woodford created Youcamp around a campfire in 2013 in order to connect travellers and private landholders.

Be sure to download our eBook for more great adventures and information for Australian retirees.

Youcamp is 100 per cent Australian owned by two regional-based landowners and has its headquarters in the NSW south coast town of Moruya. It is proudly a small family-run business that wants to give guests more choice when it comes to camping options and farmers additional sources of income.


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