In my heart, I'm a Californian. I might have been born in New Jersey, lived in several other states, and my mail goes to Texas, but I'm here in California.
By practicing my frugal RVing tips and being very budget conscious, I've been able to take a position as a volunteer camp host at Brannan Island State Recreation Area on the Sacramento Delta. I work 20 hours a week selling firewood, helping at the kiosk, perhaps helping in the visitor center, and cleaning firepits. My perks are the RV site pictured below with free 30-50 amp electric, water and sewer. There is a phone connection if I want to add a land line.
The park is 17 feet above sea level, so just in case we have a problem with a levee break on the Sacramento River, it won't affect this location. It seems a bit strange to be concerned about flooding, but with the fires we had this year and the drought, it's a legitimate concern.
One of the best aspects of this locale is I'm three miles from Rio Vista with a grocery store, laundromat, propane and other services, so it won't be too bad to drive the RV for what I need. The nearest large store and bank are in Antioch 13 miles away across the bridge. Fortunately, one of the other volunteers does her shopping and banking there so I can hitch a ride with her.
I don't start working until Friday and I have time to enjoy this: