A Unique RV Road Trip Experience with Harvest Hosts



Harvest Hosts is a company reinventing the great American road trip, kind of how Airbnb transformed the hotel space. Joel Holland, new owner and CEO, talks with Big Blend Radio and shares some of his RV travel adventures and explains how Harvest Hosts connects self-contained RV travelers with unique host sites such as wineries, breweries, farms and museums.

Founded in 2009 by husband and wife duo, Don and Kim Greene, Harvest Hosts was created to enhance the RV experience and open up unexpected RV destinations around North America, including, wineries, breweries, farms, museums and other attractions. Since inception, Kim and Don organically created an extensive network excited to welcome guests on their land for once in a lifetime experiences.        

“We are thrilled to have Joel take the reins at Harvest Hosts and continue our legacy of enhancing and expanding what it truly means to RV,” said Don Greene, co-founder of Harvest Hosts. “His genuine passion for RV travel and desire to bring that unique experience to people around the country made him a natural fit. The RV industry will continue to rapidly expand, and Joel will play an integral role in the growth and continued success of Harvest Hosts for both hosts and members.”

An avid RVer, Holland is the founder and former CEO of an established platform for stock video and audio, and brings a knowledge and experience to expanding the Harvest Hosts network for hosts and members. For his previous entrepreneurial accomplishments, Joel has been named one of the “Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25” by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young for the Greater Washington DC Region, and made Inc. Magazine’s prestigious “30 Under 30” list in 2013.

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“As a young entrepreneur, it’s easy to get wrapped up in your business, but it’s important to stay inspired by doing things that you’re truly passionate about,” said Joel Holland, CEO of Harvest Hosts. “My mission with Harvest Hosts is simple: RVing provides a sense of ultimate freedom, which most people seek and not enough find. We can help a lot of people live happier lives if we can get them off of the couch and onto the open road. From sleeping under the stars at a vineyard in California to enjoying a picnic at an alpaca farm, members of Harvest Hosts get to stay at a five billion star ‘hotel’ at more than 600 locations for free.”

The RV industry is growing rapidly with an overall economic impact of $50 billion, a record-breaking 10 million RVs on the road and 540,000 wholesale RV shipments expected in 2018. At the same time, the age of RVers is expanding. An industry that has been dominated by empty nesters is now also thriving with millennials. According to the RV Dealers Association, in 2017, 51 percent of millennials stated that they planned to camp more. The RV industry is ready for disruption and Harvest Hosts is at the forefront of that movement, offering independent wineries, breweries, farms and other small businesses the opportunity to benefit from RVers who are looking for more unique overnight experiences. 

For a $79 yearly membership fee, (get a 15% discount here), Harvest Hosts gives members overnight access to more than 897 locations in the lower 48 US states, Canada and Alaska for free, providing new opportunities to explore and enjoy the RVing lifestyle. For more information about becoming a member or sign up as a host, please visit https://harvesthosts.com/.

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