Join Date: Oct 2009
My Motorhome: Knaus Sun Ti 600LF 2007
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Voluntary Help Projects - Motorhoming with purpose
As a recent follower of this forum I detect that there is an extensive skill base among members who have varying degrees of time on their hands and who own MHs that can go virtually anywhere. This is a powerful combination and I wonder if it could be utilised?
The purpose of this thread is to establish:-
• What types of projects members know about that they, or others, need assistance with?
• What interest there is from Motorhomers to be involved in any way?
As a recent owner of a MH, just retired, personally I would love to able to select from a list of potential projects and plan a trip that might incorporate one or more of them. This could be anything from a week (or few) in the sun on the Continent helping with a “build or restoration project”, to a winter weekend in the rain in the UK doing something completely different. The main requirements would be a secure place to park and company to socialise with. I wonder if there are others who feel the same?
For some it might be physical or technical skills required, for others softer skills. The project might be short term (day or two) or long term, community or personal.
I know a couple who went regularly, for a number of years, helping the Jubilee Sailing Trust with the building of their Tall Ship Lord Nelson. I believe they had to pay for their local accommodation. I had an old Broads cruiser once and would have been very glad of even a days assistance when rubbing down her hull for painting. A friend of mine regularly spends a week each year updating a web site for a rental villa in Italy, full board included. He then carries on his travels. Grand Designs featured a couple who built an “Earth Ship” Eco house in Brittany using voluntary labour for the basic work. This was mainly ramming soil into old tyres for the walls!
Our motivation to get involved with any project will be different for each of us, hence the need for a list to choose from without pressure or obligation. If it proves that there is a demand, then it may need a place for members to post and update the status of current projects together with details, dates and contacts.
Please excuse if this has been done before.