What are wildspots?

Travelling with a camper for a deserved rest you surely don’t have to worry whether you find a nice hotel or not. You can honestly say that you’re already there, from the very moment you pack up what’s necessary to your camper or caravan.

During the trip you have two options for accommodation – paid and free.

When it comes to campsites, they’re pretty expensive (vehicle + 4 people on the campsite in western Europe costs about 50 Euro). To other possibilities are paid parking zones along the route, where you can make a basic service of your camper or caravan, such as emptying the graywater container, fill the container with clean water, empty the faeces. Here you can, of course, stay for the night, but you have to pay for it.

The second possibility, which is definitely more economical is free accommodation. These are the so-called "wildspots". Wildspots are usually quiet places with great views. They do not provide us with any facilities such as sanitary service, shower, toilet, or restaurant, nonetheless we find all these facilities in our camper.

The problem arrives when we travel with a smaller vehicle, such as camper-van, which doesn’t have the facilities like shower or toilet.

Numerous areas can be treated as wildspots, nonetheless you need to make sure if you can accommodate there for free. You should also check if there isn’t any sign telling that you cannot park there with a camper. If you don’t see it, just ask local people if they don’t have any unwritten law prohibiting to park campers. If you don’t get the information, you should be aware that police can wake you up in the middle of the night asking to park somewhere else, or worse give you a parking ticket.

This is of course the worst scenario, in most places we can park as long as we want, moreover, we can meet many interesting people and save a lot of money.