The Dyrt, an app for camping information and booking, found that 23.8 percent of campers said they worked remotely while camping in 2022. The statistic is part of The Dyrt’s 2023 Camping Report but is identical to the work-from-campsite stat it released in the prior year.
“With return-to-the-office efforts across the country, one might have expected the work-from-campsite rate to decrease, but it stayed level,” said Kevin Long, CEO of The Dyrt. “Work from campsite is here to stay. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube, and you can’t put a productive working camper back in the cubicle.”
Of the respondents who participated in the survey, 13.4 percent are categorized as avid campers, meaning they took more than ten camping trips in 2022 and are nearly two times more likely to have worked from a campsite last year than other campers.
Vanlifers are one of the primary consumers who take their work on the road, which includes Long and founder Sarah Smith who ran The Dyrt from their camper van for six months in the latter half of 2021 while crisscrossing the country.
“Remote work doesn’t have to be work from home,” Smith said. “As the leading resource and community for campers, we love it when a member of our fully remote team works from a campsite. It adds energy to our meetings when someone logs on from the side of a lake or the base of a mountain.”
Recent tech advances have made the work-from-campsite lifestyle easier to attain. SpaceX’s satellite-based Starlink recently announced it could provide high-speed internet while a vehicle is in motion.
“I find increased productivity when working from a campsite,” said The Dyrt camper Jason Dunne of Livingston, TX. “The novelty of designing modern websites with Starlink in the middle of nowhere with solar power may never wear off.”
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