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Aug 13th, 2013, 10:01 PM
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Living in Europe 3 months going to music festivals, sleeping in a tent.

I want to travel to europe after my first school year of college. I will going to music festivals and living in a tent or hammock for 3 months. i need ways to make money, eat, sleep, SHOWER and, basically live for cheap.
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Aug 13th, 2013, 10:01 PM
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I'll be all over europe
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Aug 13th, 2013, 10:38 PM
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First and foremost: where are you coming from?
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Aug 14th, 2013, 01:55 AM
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Hi Nathaniel, where are you from? You will not be able to work in Europe if you do not have a European passport. This forum may not be the best place to ask your question; maybe try the Thorntree forum as well?

This may be good for you; http://campinmygarden.com/

Make a preliminary itinerary around the festivals you really want to visit - and find out when the tickets go on sale. Some of the festivals sell out in an hour. And they are expensive. Tomorrowland, here in Belgium, sold out very quickly, and 3 days with camping cost 290 euros.

So try to save and make some extra money this year.
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Aug 14th, 2013, 02:14 AM
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You will not be able to work in Europe if you do not have a European passport.

False.
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Aug 14th, 2013, 04:36 AM
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I am asking the same question, but I believe that this is hard to realize. You need to know the best ways to survive ...
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Aug 14th, 2013, 05:33 AM
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Most big music festivals sell out well in advance. Often within hours of tickets going on sale. Tickets are not cheap, especially for multiple day festivals including camping.
You need to decide asap which festivals you want to visit and find out the price.

You cannot legally work in Europe if you don't have an EU passport.

You can buy a pop-up tent cheaply on arrival, along with a self-inflating mattress and sleeping bag. A small cooker will also ne handy and fairly cheap.

Getting around may be expensive. You may get lucky and get a lift from a fellow festival goer, but don't bet on it.

Look at sites like the German railway site to get an idea of rail costs. Also look at Eurolines buses.

All that will give you an idea of how much money you need for your trip, and whether or not you can afford it.

Good luck.
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Aug 14th, 2013, 05:44 AM
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"You will not be able to work in Europe if you do not have a European passport"

OK, you do not have to have a European passport, but do need a visa that permits you to work. For a student travelling around Europe for 3 months, it will be difficult to find a legal job.
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Aug 14th, 2013, 06:02 AM
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OK, you do not have to have a European passport, but do need a visa that permits you to work.

That's better.



For a student travelling around Europe for 3 months, it will be difficult to find a legal job.

Difficult to damn near impossible.
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Aug 14th, 2013, 07:06 AM
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Hey N,

Take your question to www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/

You will be more likely to find people who "going to music festivals and living in a tent or hammock for 3 months".

Good luck.

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Aug 14th, 2013, 07:23 AM
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My eldest worked in Europe right after college in a program which pairs recent college grads with pretty menial work (in his case bar tending in london).... We are Americans. This program is only available for a fixed duration (6 months, I think)...

Google it. Honestly I forget what agency we used.

Of course, it did not enable him to tour around.... And it required some up front money. But after that, he was able to pay his bills, so it did not cost much over the program duration.
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Aug 14th, 2013, 07:38 AM
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What year was that?
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Aug 14th, 2013, 08:42 AM
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Hmmm... It was 5 or 6 years ago...

I would have done it myself but for the age requirement!

Of course, I have gotten work authorization in Slovakia and now Hungary... But it helps if you have a major employer behind you.
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Aug 14th, 2013, 08:48 AM
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Things have changed a lot in the last five years in the uk related to immigration.

If you come from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea or Taiwan you may qualify for the Youth Mobility Scheme http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/vi...obilityscheme/
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Aug 14th, 2013, 08:58 AM
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Perhaps jammikins... That well could be. Tho he did not care about London vs. anywhere else. At the time he just accepted a match.

I assume the OP is flexible. For me, London (a city I adore) would have been a disappointment.. At that age I would prefer something a bit more obscure..
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Aug 14th, 2013, 09:49 AM
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This is an Americanism. The rest of the Anglosphere uses "university".
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Aug 14th, 2013, 06:35 PM
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VERY difficult for an american student to work if you are just alone and on the fly - anything you could fine (doubtful) would be illegal, under the able. And it would be impossible to work n many countries without at least knowing the basics of the language.

Yes, you can get a cheap tent on arrival - - but agree that most large festivals are very expensive and sell out early.

As for hammock???? Where would you find trees? Are you thinking europe is tropical? What about when it's rainy and chilly?

IMHO you will need to bring enough money to live with you. And for a young person who says they want to camp you may well find it difficult to get past Immigration - without demonstrating that you have your lodging reserved and enough resources (cash or CC or bank statement) to support yourself. You don't want to get there and just be turned back by Immigration.
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Aug 15th, 2013, 09:59 AM
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There are some programs for American students that allow them to work in Europe for about 3 months, something like that. YOu have to have been a student within some limited time period, and it doesn't get you a job, it's just basically a work permit. Ironically, I think Ireland is one of the easier places to do that even though I think they have high unemployment (I mean easy to get the permit, not to get a job). You can through www.bunac.org/usa. It's easier to go to Australia or NZ, I think. You used to be able to get a work permit like that for Germany and France, also, not sure about now.

But you can't get any regular job if you don't have an address and are traveling around, anyway. So whatever work was involved here would be like what illegal immigrants do in the US, I guess -- construction, yardwork, etc., or people washing dishes and sweeping at restaurants and stores.

Here is the only book I know of on the subject, worth a look http://www.amazon.com/Work-Your-Arou...d_bxgy_b_img_y
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