For the past 7 summers, after stumbling upon a website called Workampers, we have hosted three different couples. In a nutshell, workampers are retired folks who live in RVs and in exchange for full-hook up, volunteer to work 20 hours a week or so. This lifestyle allows folks to explore different parts of the country for little expense while meeting new people along the way. Here at the Lazy C, workampers are provided Electricity, Sewer, Water, Dedicated Land Line Phone, and Wi Fi.
Its has been a wonderful experience having these very special guests at the Lazy C. All have become great friends and we look forward to hosting workampers for years to come.
Below you will find more information regarding our past workampers as well as a photo gallery of projects they have completed here at the Lazy C.
The first Lazy C Workampers (2012-2013)
Ray & Eira Wells were our first workampers and they exceeded all expectations in every way possible. They spent the summers of 2012 & 2013 here and Rays wealth of skills transformed “The Lazy C” from one of deterioration to a beautiful home with a park like setting. During Ray’s first summer at the Lazy C we told him that our priority was to build a work camper RV site that would be desirable for future work campers. With Ray’s invaluable skills and extensive work camping experience, he essentially designed and built an RV site for which he affectionately called “the million dollar RV site” due to the natural surroundings, beautiful views, and spaciousness of the site. As if building a full RV site weren’t enough during his first summers stay, Ray also took care of the grounds and transformed the garage into a workshop that would be the envy of any handy worker with wood working, electrical, and plumbing skills. He also used his skills to build an alternate power generator infrastructure used during power outages. He was a master of taking what’s available and making it work with limited resources. During Ray and Eira's s second summer at “The Lazy C”; our priority was to “refresh the house” for it had been lacking basic maintenance for 10 years. Ray assisted with painting the inside and outside of the house and garage, installed new kitchen countertops, and made dozens of other improvements too numerous to mention. We have never known anyone with the ability to “fix anything” like Ray. Bryan always had the crazy ideas and without fail, Ray would always provide positive solutions using limited resources. Eira of course would keep us all straight and she had a sense of humor that was witty and fun. Our fondest memories were having coffee with Ray and Eira at the RV site they built for the Lazy C.
It was with understanding yet a sense of sorrow that Ray and Eira moved on to another opportunity for Summer 2014. Having spent much quality time
with Ray and Eira over two summers, we understood their zeal for travel and living the work camper lifestyle. As they departed the Lazy C, it was in pristine condition due to their unselfish efforts and dedication. Ray and Eira’s legacy at the Lazy C is one that will be enjoyed by all for many years to come. Ray and Eira have a “lifetime” invitation to stay at the Lacy C.
The Lazy C
The Lazy C
95 Summer Road
Tonasket, Wa 98855
Lazy C Landline Phone: 509-486-1872
RV Site Landline Phone: 509-486-0224
Where doing nothing is OK