Our main source of income since we have been on the road is Workamping. We have been very lucky so far to find great workamping jobs. Our current position is at Timber Ridge Resort in Cleveland Georgia. We applied for this position about six months in advance. We knew we wanted to spend the summer in Georgia and we wanted to be close to family in Commerce. You can find workamping jobs by visiting their website here. They are a great resource for finding seasonal jobs.
Not all workamping jobs are created equal. You have to make sure and read the ad carefully, make sure the work and pay is what you are looking for. Before you accept a position you should talk with the hiring official and make sure that you completely understand what the job entails and what you will be paid for if it’s a paid position. The Workamper News website is full of great information to help you make sure you are making the best decision for you and the employer. You can also upload your resume to the site so employers can find you.
Our job here is a 40 hour per week position. We work two days on and two days off from 1:PM to 11:PM. The first 10 hours of each of our week goes to paying for our site. It includes a beautiful site with a patio, picnic table and BBQ. We also get free water, sewer, electric and cable and $10.00 per week in quarters for laundry. We each make $9.00 per hour for the remainder 30 hours a week.
The resort has beautiful RV sites, they are very roomy and private. They also have a few very nice tent sites. Each site has a nice pad for your tent so your not sleeping on tree roots or rocks. There are BBQ pits at each site and a fire pit that two sites share. I also believe there is water and power at each site. The sites are right above the lake and if you get one of the end ones you get a beautiful view of the lake. (which for some reason I failed to get a picture of).
There are several very nice cabins on the property. Each cabin has a nice deck with a view of the trees and nature. They are two bedrooms and I believe the couches fold out for extra sleeping space. They have a full bathroom and a fully stocked kitchen. You just need to bring your food. There are no fires or bbq’s allowed on the wooden decks but there are several community areas that have fire pits and bbq’s.
We also get access to all the resorts amenities. They have two outdoor pools, one indoor pool, a hot tub, water slide, exercise room (which I have been using daily), a beautiful lake and you can use boats to take out on the lake. They have putt putt golf and a DJ’s Diner that serves great food at a great price. They will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner after Memorial Day. They also have playgrounds for the kids, very clean bath houses and laundry facilities. There is a tennis court and basketball court. They have a nice Country Store that sells some food items, camping and RV gear and some clothing. I didn’t get a picture of the horse stalls but when Baby (our granddaughter) gets here for her month long visit we will be taking her horseback riding and I will get some pictures then. There is also a small chapel on the grounds that holds Sunday Service. You can check out the website for the resort here.
If you look closely in the pictures above you can see the baby geese. There are now two sets of babies running their fluffy cute selves around. The mama’s are very protective though.
All in all this is a beautiful resort nestled in the trees, they have a ton of stuff for kids and adults to do, they are very family friendly and you are close to nearby attractions and shopping.
We also feel this is a great place to work for the season. Great work life balance, great people, beautiful park, close to things for us to check out (keep following so you can see what we do while we are here), and close to family.