Parkengo is a market place for winter storage. We offer international advertising for farmers who want to monetize their barns, hangars or other buildings. But also to professionals in storage space rental and managers of a pleasure ports or harbors. Parkengo is the place to advertise for anyone looking to rent out parking spaces and berthing capacity to people who want to safely park their caravan or trailer, or moor their sailing boat or yacht.
How to use Parkengo
Adding you offer to Parkengo is really simple. Start here to choose what your offer is (land or water) and follow the instructions for putting your promotion online. I advise you to prepare a promotional text and some good pictures in advance, so you can fill everything at once. However, if needed you can always come back later to change or add information.
What does Parkengo cost?
Until May, Parkengo is free. This means that everybody who ads an offer before May 1, 2022 can stay on Parkengo forever for free. After that date, new clients will be paying a monthly subscription of €4,50 (or €50 / year) for their advertising on Parkengo. Not bad, for what is essentially a complete online presentation of your business in five languages! Even if Parkengo only brings you one extra client in four years, you are still ahead.
There are many famers who have gone into retirement, but really don’t want to sit still. And of course in agriculture we see a lot of downsizing because of national or European rules, like milk quota, ecological measures or health and safety regulations. The result: less animals and empty barns. This is a bit sad, but it is also an opportunity! Especially if you realize the safe storage of four of five caravans equals an extra income of about a months salary! Especially interesting for farmers who have a hard time making ends meet!
Renting out spaces in your empty buildings to caravan owners can be quite fun. You receive them with a smile and a coffee when they are finishing their holiday and getting ready to drive back home, leaving their prized possession in your care. A couple of months later, you make sure their Caravan is nice and clean, charged with the tires inflated, so they can take it on a spin again for a couple of weeks. And once a year they pay you a nice sum (usually between €250 and 500€ depending on the quality of your facilities and the extend of your services) to fatten your budget.
There are many professional caravan winter storage companies with big hangars and room for 50, 100 or even hundreds of vehicles. But these are often wide and far between, and there are always caravan owners who prefer the convivial agricultural setting and the personal contact with local families. Of course you are free to offer these clients a little extra, like B&B overnight to rest before the last haul home. Or shopping to fill their larder when they are ready to leave again. All this makes for a personal touch.