Popular questions about hosting are answered below. If you have a more specific question, please feel free to reach out to us on the bottom of the page
How do I become a host?
Get in touch with us, simply fill out the form below and our team will reach out to have a conversation and see if Moochdocker is a good fit for you. When it is, we will build your listing for you, no cost to you. It’s free to sign up.
But my place is too small…
Do you have a driveway that can fit a Class-B (campervan)? Well that’s all you need. This is what Moochdocking is all about. Making what you have work. We have several suburban driveways that are convenient for tailgaters, stopovers, and alternatives to big box store parking lots. Your safe driveway is probably a better option for most travelers than the truck-stop down the road.
I’m not ready yet, we’re just thinking about it…
Good! Let us build your listing and see if it works for you. You don’t have to be a 5-star resort with full amenities; getting started today is your best option for deciding if it’s right for you. Try it out, it’s free to sign up and we build your listing for you. What is there to think about with that?!
I don’t have electric, sewage dumps, or potable water, would anyone even want to stay here or be willing to pay for that?
Yes! Most RVers are accustomed to dry-camping, wildcamping, and boondocking. You don’t have to be a 5-star resort, though you can choose to make it that way. This is about offering what you have, for the price you want, and hosting when you are ready, on your terms.
I see other hosts are offering other “stuff,” do I need to do that as well?
No, you can simple offer a driveway for 12-hour parking. We have hosts who treat this community as their opportunity to provide other goods and services, but you don’t have to. We love seeing hosts such as our “Bush Craft and Homesteading School” offer their unique skills, talents, and experiences, but that is up to you how much you would like to provide. We also love seeing hosts offer their goods such as “Orchard Camp and Peach Yummies” (link those two listings) but if you don’t want to, you don’t have to.
I’m not good with people or technology but I want the money my it could be making, is there a way I don’t have to deal with either?
Not really. If you choose to avoid human interaction, you will need the technology. Specifically our proprietary Mooch-park system. You also receive text and email notifications about your guests request, arrival, departure, and feedback. If you choose to keep the technology to a bare minimum, then human interaction is going to be important as you will have to be in contact with your guest to show them parking and make sure they have a wonderful time on your property.
We encourage our hosts to be accomodating, hospitable, warm and friendly to build their reviews and rappourt but some listings such as the Open Pasture Dry Camp (link here) are so isolated and rural that it logistically just wouldn’t be possible for the ranch-owner to stop in and say hi.
My place is not pretty, nobody would want to stay on a farm, it is too hard to get to.
Wrong. Camping is not about any one single thing such as experience, location, amenities, or convenience. Each traveler is different, every location is unique, every traveller is unique, and yes people do want to stay at your ugly, hard-to-get-to farm. You may be surprised at why they come, so we assure you; your place does not have to be pretty, convenient, big, or fully-loaded.
I would, but I don’t want the liability...
That’s too bad. You’re missing out on great revenue potential, especially because we have terms of service that guests must sign and acknowledge before booking your site. We have hold harmless and indemnity waivers for our hosts, and we also carry insurance that covers all of our hosts for every booking. This is not a novel and unproven system; there are plenty of shared-economy platforms in today’s world that have been tested and proven for covering hosts in the gig-economy.
What about people who stay too long, have a big ‘ol party, and cause damage to my property
Well most of our guests are simple, easy-going, salt-of-the earth people like you, so that is an unusual anamonly. In the event that happens, you have us. We are holding their payment information in escrow until you have acknowledged their satisfactory presence and the transaction has been completed without any problems. We are here to help you and hold everyone accountable to a safe, fun, and rewarding experience.
How does it work for hosts specifically?
2 – During the call we will discuss basic information such as address, lat/long, how many sites, amenities, activities, price, and seasons to name a few. You do not need all the answers; starting basic and simple is usually the best way to go until you become more familiar with the community and platform.
3 – We don’t even need your payment information until there is actually a booking. Once that happens, we take payment from your guest to hold in escrow.
4 – For landowners who opt to not interact or personally engage with guests, we offer our proprietary Moochpark system that allows you to remotely check-in and check-out your RV guests. Most landowners prefer to meet their guests, if only briefly, but the RV community is very friendly and engaging so we encourage a warm and friendly welcoming by our hosts.
After a satisfactory experience by both host and guest, we then direct deposit via Stripe to your account less our 15% booking fee.
Super Host Program
For all of our esteemed hosts, regardless of the site, location, and experience, we offer annual incentives to be the best host you can possibly be. The following is our sliding-scale for Super Hosts:
Camp Site booking fee
Additional add-ons (courses, food, fire wood, etc) processing fee
$1 – 1,000
$1,001 – $3,000
$3,001 – $7,000
$7,001 – $15,000