Now more than ever, it’s time to sit up and take note of what’s happening to our planet. We all have a role to play and ways in which we can make a difference in our daily life. As motorhome owners, we still want to enjoy the freedom our lovely van provides, while remaining sustainable in our choices.
Hiring out your motorhome can be a way to achieve exactly that. There are many ways in which motorhome rental platforms like Goboony can help you to keep your motorhome lifestyle green. Here are some of the things that make hiring out the most sustainable option.
1. Fewer people need to fly
Taking a flight is one of the worst things you can do for the environment, even if you pay to offset your carbon emissions. Sometimes, a flight is unavoidable, such as travelling across Europe to visit someone or heading to another continent entirely. But for shorter distances, and particularly shorter holidays, it’s always worth seeing how you could get there without a flight. While driving can seem like a more time-consuming option, that doesn’t take into account the time you need to be at an airport before your flight, particularly nowadays.
The more motorhomes available for hire, the more people that can take local trips and reduce their need to fly. They can travel across the UK with one, or even go abroad to Europe. This is becoming an increasingly popular option, and is made possible by the rise in private rentals.
2. Using what we have
Many consider the sharing economy to be our greatest asset in battling carbon emissions. The sharing economy focuses on using what we have rather than constantly buying, and thus manufacturing, new things. Nowadays you can hire dresses, cars, furniture and much more. In terms of travel, you can share your apartment, garden and of course, your motorhome.
The majority of motorhomes sit unused for 40 weeks per year, collecting dust on the driveway. During this period, there are people hiring brand new motorhomes for their holiday, or being unable to find one due to the high demand.
When you’re not using your motorhome, why not let someone else take it for a spin, and make a tidy profit at the same time? If you hire out your vehicle for even a few weeks per year when you know you won’t travel, you can earn enough to pay for all your costs of upkeep and your own holidays.
3. Saving up for an electric vehicle
The average owner on Goboony earns approximately £6,000 per year. This more than covers their maintenance costs and private insurance, allowing them to use that money for a variety of other things. If you’re uncomfortable with the carbon emissions of your motorhome, you could save up for an electric motorhome using this money. There have been great strides in the electric campervan industry, and Goboony is proud to have electric vehicles for hire on our site!
Consider hiring out your motorhome to help you save up for your own electric vehicle, so that you can reduce your carbon footprint further.
4. Invest in sustainable options
If you’re not looking to get an electric campervan, there are ways to make your motorhome more sustainable. The most obvious solution would be to add solar panels. Not only would this allow you to rely on greener energy, but it would also give you more freedom in choosing camping spots, and even going wild in countries that permit this. You can save costs at campsites as you won’t need an electric hook-up.
Alternatively, you can look into optimising your shade and windows to reduce the need for air conditioning, insulating it better to reduce heater requirements, and using eco-friendly cleaning products. Having an electric stove over a gas cooker can already make a lot of difference!
There you have it, four reasons why hiring out your motorhome is the most sustainable option. Share the freedom of motorhome travel with holidaymakers on Goboony. Not only do you get to remove any guilt over not using your motorhome and make a tidy profit, but you also get to help other people take incredible trips with your van.