How do I spend the night – my experiences! (Updated)

by | Jun 5, 2022 | Journey, Travel tips, Work and Travel

Updated the 5th june 2022

Many ask me where I spend the night. So here is a blog post with my experiences!

 

But why not just spend the night at a campsite?

Well, you see … Because if you make a quick calculation, let’s say 150 kr. a night for a month, we land at approx. And I can say right away, that I can’t afford that, when I’m also starting my graphic design business.

So THEREFORE I find other sleepover options! Because for me, it’s about finance.

So where do you sleep?

It’s a bit different from what country I’m in. It can be anything from a sleepover in the woods to a parking lot at Lidl (some countries have ok WiFi if you stay close enough) But I mainly use the Campercontact app, where I can find all the free places I have around me. I elaborate in a section further down. Here in Denmark, I have bought Pintrip, which also gets your own section further down. Here you give a lump sum and have the opportunity for local experiences together with a free overnight stay.

Here are pictures of some mixed places I have slept the last year 

Do you feel safe?

You can never say that with 100% certainty. But I do believe that you come a long way with common sense. No matter if you are at a campsite or free spots, there is the possibility that something will happen. Unfortunately, the world is a place where there always are troublemakers. And you can never fully guard against them. But with common sense, then you come a long way. And I’m often asked if I’m never scared .. and no, I never am. I don’t have that gen inside me (I hope I never get it). If I feel in the body that a place feels unsafe, then I move on.

Camper contact

Camper contact is an app that has accommodation options. At the time of writing it has over 37,000 seats in 58 countries. It’s everything from free but also campsites. So, therefore, it is my primary go-to when I need to find a place to sleep.

And I love the options for putting filters on. I often use it to be able to choose what it costs, whether there is a bath, emptying options, WiFI, Power, etc. But also if I have to find a campsite with a discount card I have. I’m really happy with the search options. This is from the internet / browser.

You can use the website, but I always use the app, as I always have my phone at hand. You can download the app HERE

I know many use Park4night. I have used it a few times, but have never really enjoyed it.

What is Pintrip?

 

When you buy Pintrip, you’ll get a book, a windshield vignette and a membership card. Additionally, you get a code to log in to the app so you can quickly see what’s around you. And for me as a graphic artist, it is beautifully made. Very appetizing.

The book contains local experiences around Denmark. It can be anything from a place with Alpacer to a vineyard, an inn, farm shops, etc. and also people who just want motorhome people can come by and spend the night.

The book with the vignette costs only 449, –

– and you have no compulsion to buy when you visit the places. But I personally think it is wrong to drive to e.g. an inn and take one of the overnight places if you do not have to eat there – there could be a couple/family who would have liked that in experience 🙂 But I know it is not part of the concept. So this is MY attitude 🙂 It’s about coming and experiencing some local experiences and not just getting free accommodation – but again that’s MY attitude 🙂
If you have a motorhome, whether you are Danish, German, Swedish or a completely different place from, then you are welcome to use this option. You can read much more here: Printrip.eu

Iceland and camping

I have chosen to make a section about Iceland, as it is a place I have come a long way 😉 And many often ask about this. In short, free camping in Iceland is prohibited. That’s understandable if you ask me. I myself love to free camp, but I can well see that it became too much for Iceland with cars everywhere. In fact, in 2018, Iceland had 2.3 million tourists in a country with only 330,000 thousand inhabitants. And nature is seedable. So I drive nicely into campgrounds every night. And spend the night with friends up there too. On the other hand, I think the prices for an overnight stay are pretty fair. Iceland is generally an expensive country, but the accommodation is fine for me.

My favourite place to camp

I have several, but I must highlight Spain. They have SO many great places to stay for free. I have even experienced places with free power as well. Typically I stay on the outskirts of the city, where I then use supermarkets and restaurants etc.

Hope it gave you a little insight into my way of staying overnight

I love life on the road. And it seems to be very natural to find new places to sleep almost every night. Remember that is my experience. and others may do so in their own way. Rolling greetings Anja

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