Hipcamp, the Airbnb of camping: Farmers find new source of income renting land for outdoor stays
Maryland farmers are finding a new source of income through a vacation rental platform. Hipcamp is similar to Airbnb, which allows people to rent out their homes, apartments and other private quarters for short stays. But as the name suggests, Hipcamp focuses on camping accommodations. The company was started in 2013, and slowly grew in popularity out West before making its way to the East Coast. It has grown in popularity since the onset of COVID-19 and the creation of the socially distant vacation.