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Attention detail-oriented explorers!

ID Plans seeks data rockstars to travel the country, surveying commercial properties.

We are hiring Workamper teams to conduct property surveys all around America!

Do you crave adventure and thrive in independent work environments?

Gain or use your tech skills like laser measuring and 3D cameras to gather data on everything from rooftop HVAC units to parking spaces.

Challenge yourself in all weather conditions and enjoy the flexibility of managing your schedule.

This is more than just a job - this is a chance to explore new places while putting your skills to the test!


For over 25 years, ID Plans has hired teams of RVers to trek across the country performing physical surveys of commercial real estate properties, primarily at retail locations, like malls or strip shopping centers.

The teams confirm and record all the assets on the property. It might be the location of light poles in the parking lot to the types of air handling equipment on the roof and even the position of security cameras.

The information is very useful to property owners who may not be within driving distance of the site.

The surveys are also essential benchmarks to determine if utility meters are accurately accounting for water and electricity. Having the data is also helpful for property owners to secure bulk discounts when replacing aging equipment by securing bids to replace X many air conditioners at X many locations.


Couples are sought for the work because the surveys require one person to turn on faucets or flip switches inside a building so that someone outside can test whether meters and cameras are working.

You must have a motorhome for this assignment because most of the commercial properties won’t allow a travel trailer or fifth wheel to be set up onsite for aesthetic reasons, but a motorhome can be conspicuously tucked away behind a building.

Workampers will have to boondock at the retail space and they are given credentials to show security guards and police that they have permission to be there. They may have limited access to electricity and water, but it’s not like plugging into a power pole at a campground.

The full-time contracted positions are semi-seasonal in that work can’t be done in the winter months up north, but then the teams simply transition to warmer climates for the winter.

Workampers need some technical skills to do the work, but training is provided to show people what to evaluate and how to document it using iPads and specific software. It does require working outdoors in different conditions and the ability to climb ladders as high as 30 feet.


Generally, people can make from $1,000 to $2,000 per week. The compensation formula is based on the square footage of the commercial property and assigns an amount to each item that must be documented whether it is an air handling unit or a sprinkler head.

If you’re detail oriented, well organized, have some electrical and mechanical experience, aren’t afraid of heights, like working outdoors and are looking for full-time work, this is one of the most lucrative Workamping jobs available today!