Rural start-ups take off | The Land

Camping for strangers has become a lucrative sideline rural landholders.

 Camping for strangers has become a lucrative sideline rural landholders.

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Locked out of big city sharing economy schemes like Uber and Airtasker, people in the country are now finding alternative ways of cashing in on their assets.

They’ve begun opening up vacant land to start-ups like YouCamp, Shacky, Unyoked and the Tiny House Movement, and increasingly exploring other avenues like letting land for solar farms, parking lots and outdoor advertising.

Among them are cattle farmers Katrina Wood and Stu Haw, who have put their farm near Tenterfield in the New England region, 700 kilometres north of Sydney, on YouCamp – an Australian web platform bringing together landholders and keen campers

http://www.theland.com.au/story/4768922/rural-start-ups-take-off/?cs=4941

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