Communicate Emergency Procedures
Provide up-to-date emergency numbers for police, fire safety, and the nearest hospital to Hipcampers before booking and arrival. And post them somewhere on the campsite too.
Provide A Local Point of Contact
You or an emergency contact must be available by phone or email 24/7 during each reservation, within a one hour drive of the property, and able to respond within one hour to complaints.
Educate About Fire Prevention
Provide information about fire safety to Hipcampers, such as whether campfires are allowed, how to prepare a campfire pit, and how to extinguish a campfire. You may want to reference a resource such as this.
Educate About Natural Dangers
Provide information about common dangers in your area that Hipcampers should beware of, such as tics, mountain lions, poison oak, weather, earthquakes, etc.
Make sure buildings and tents are not overcrowded. Building occupancy limits are typically two per bedroom plus a few children under 12, but you should check out your town or county occupancy limits for short-term rentals, or in building codes or zoning codes. Hipcampers in tents or other temporary structures should abide by the manufacturer’s recommendation occupancy limits for their product.
Make sure any structures on your land are up to code and safely constructed, and that any hazards on your land or in structures are removed or clearly marked.