As we mentioned, we ended up camp hosting in a semi-remote National Forest, the San Juans in southern Colorado, this past summer. It was a ton of hard work, it was amazing in its beauty, and we got pretty good at the whole thing.
When we first pondered the idea of work camping or camp hosting, we tried to do the pros and cons thing. For example, on the one hand, it's great to have a spot or a spot and a paycheck. On the other hand, it's difficult to stay in the same place for five months. That sort of thing. There was definitely plenty of disucssion about the nuts and bolts of the thing, and when it came to a remote National Forest campground, we also had to consider the impact of living outside the cell phone and internet zone. Yikes. As we dug into our San Juan National Forest experience, the philosophy and attitude of the people around us became the biggest "pro" on the list.