To ensure our Hipcampers have the nature-filled experience we are promising them, we have a few guidelines for listing on Hipcamp. We ask that Hipcamp Hosts review and comply with these guidelines before starting a listing.
🏡 Backyards and driveways in residential areas
Small backyards (under 2 acres) and driveways in residential areas typically aren’t a fit for Hipcamp, because Hipcampers are unlikely to have the space and privacy they need, especially if neighbors can see their site. Generally, they fail to connect the Hipcamper with nature. Further, toilets can be an issue for sites like this, as there isn’t usually enough privacy to go outside, while using your personal toilet could feel intrusive.
🏘 Room, converted garage, or home rentals
We love that you want to share your home with Hipcampers, but we’ve found that these rentals aren’t typically what Hipcampers are searching for on our platform. This includes vacation and luxury homes, and most structures with more than one bedroom. Our whole platform is built on our mission to get more people outside, which means your listing should intend on connecting Hipcampers with nature above all. We’ve found that these types of listings aren’t directly aligned with our mission.
🚽 Toilet options are required on smaller properties
To ensure that Hipcampers are disposing of human waste in a way that is good for the environment, human health, and compliant with local laws, you cannot list on Hipcamp if you do not offer a toilet on your property, and your property is under 20 acres. If your land is greater than 20 acres, you do not need to offer a toilet. If you only offer dry camping (RV), you also do not need to provide a toilet, even if your property is under 20 acres.
🏟 One-time hosting events
As cool as your festival or one-time hosting event is, our platform is not built to support these and so we cannot allow you to list them at this time. If your land is always bookable by Hipcampers and you’re simply sharing a special event on your land through a new listing, that’s okay.
For more information, you can view our Host Standards page.