RV Park For Sale

Earlier this week Brian found an RV park with 9 spots for sale about 30 minutes from our place. If it wasn’t for the 5,000 square foot schoolhouse on the property we might really consider it.


It’s awesome but needs a LOT of work.


When we met the owner he told us the price was $139k, down from $149k. Now it’s $129k. We debated to ourselves, at what point is it so cheap that we have to buy it. We really considered it for a few hours again last night. Our current thinking is that we don’t want to stick around and run it and it would just be something we’d worry about.


PS: The current owner went to first grade there, so he wouldn’t be too excited about the building getting bulldozed. It really has great potential, it just needs a ton of work.

Dinner Last Night:
Cauliflower Steaks with Mushroom Gravy. The vegan gravy tasted just the way gravy should. I served it with leftover salad from the night before.


I updated the last few posts with dinner photos. Once I joked with Nan that we didn’t actually eat what I said we ate on the blog. So I thought adding photo evidence might be fun since I love looking at pictures of food. This one is a little grey looking, but I blame that on the rain.

2013 Cost of Camping:
51 nights paid camping
119 nights free camping
171 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $1,089.08
Daily average cost of camping: $6.37

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  • Reply Pam Wright June 20, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Too bad the park doesn’t have a few more spots. By the time you hire a few workcampers, the place would be full! But the schoolhouse could be fixed up to be a reception type place…weddings?? In the long run it sounds too much like work for two people who want to travel.

    I made the potato salad last night…wonderful!!!
    Love the gravy for the cauliflower!! Yum! Thanks for the picture:)

    • Reply Leigh June 20, 2013 at 8:37 am

      It would be great for weddings once it was fixed up, but you’re right – “too much work for two people who want to travel!”

  • Reply Rick Wetzel June 20, 2013 at 8:26 am

    9 spots @ ?$?$?
    Could be a good deal.

    • Reply Leigh June 20, 2013 at 8:36 am

      We figured we could get it to pay for itself, the real issue is the schoolhouse. xo

  • Reply amanda June 20, 2013 at 9:11 am

    It looks gorgeous! I love the schoolhouse and you could do so many things with that building. But…do you really want to stick around and put a ton of work into it? Would be perfect for someone with carpentry skills who wanted to live there and spend the time fixing it up. Is there extra land for more sites? Could you just close down the building for a few years and keep the RV part open, or is it too much of an eye sore as is? I can see you how it would be tempting. I constantly have fantasies of us one day running an RV park. But then the reality of having to stay in one place and deal with all those people and kids (gasp) kicks in and it doesn’t sound so glamorous anymore.

    • Reply Leigh June 20, 2013 at 10:08 am

      We talked about closing up the building, but it would bother me. I would want it fixed up or removed.

      We also talked about getting a work camper in, but then it always comes back to what to do with the school house.

  • Reply Tim Lavalli June 20, 2013 at 10:10 am

    You need a partner with wicked handyman skills and no wanderlust.

  • Reply Mary June 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Would the school be large even to have a laundry and an activity center?

    • Reply Leigh June 20, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Yes – it’s HUGE!

      • Reply Mary June 20, 2013 at 5:12 pm

        If it is that large…maybe you could also figure a way to add a small workout room, possibly a little store as well..Just a thought 🙂

        • Reply Leigh June 21, 2013 at 7:29 am

          You’re talking like we’ve got tons of money! And the location doesn’t get enough traffic where it would be possible to get a loan to cover such a huge renovation.

          • Leigh June 21, 2013 at 9:00 am


          • Mary June 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

            Sorry, about that. I just got a little excited at the possiblities! Kevin and I have often talked about buying a campground as well, but we are not ready to stop traveling yet.

          • Leigh June 22, 2013 at 11:28 am

            Oh Mary no need to be sorry! It’s hard not to entertain the idea. We are actually going to camp there tonight!

  • Reply Susan C June 20, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Do you think there might be another business that might want it, for inexpensive rent in lieu of putting the repairs and capital into the schoolhouse? Could it be an organic grocery store, local movie theatre, performance space, art school, gallery, writers’ retreat, yoga retreat, conference centre, forestry/ranch land research centre, cross country ski lodge? I don’t know enough about the local area, but a complementary or non- conflicting use might work.

    • Reply Leigh June 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Sure, though the building needs a lot of fixing up before someone could rent it. At minimum 100k in repairs, though more like 2 or 300k to get it up to snuff.

  • Reply Mitchell June 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Where is this located?

    • Reply Leigh June 21, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Wauconda, WA

  • Reply Dave June 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Where is the property? I can think of a loot of uses but viability will depend highly on location and what the general area is like.

    • Reply Leigh June 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Wauconda, WA – it’s a beautiful area but a little remote.

      • Reply Dave June 24, 2013 at 10:53 am

        Too remote for me! Thanks for posting the idea anyway.

  • Reply terrie July 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

    the old school must have been all grade levels….can’t imagine why else they would need one so large in a remote area….not a lifestyle for you, I wouldn’t think

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