Fulltimers were workamping, sugar beet harvesting and selling Christmas trees


December 21, 2022

Steve and Michelle Anderson operate a Christmas tree lot on a main street in the suburbs of Woodinville, Washington. For the last several years they have been 'fulltimers,' living full time in their RV and moving around the country working part time gigs. My wife and I met them when we were looking for a Christmas tree.

While currently doing our annual dog/house sitting in Woodinville, Washington my wife and I decided we wanted a Christmas tree. We stopped at a tree lot near the local Safeway to buy a suitable tree. We got 'Christmas tree sticker shock' big time, a tree the right size for our Airbnb apartment cost $70. A serious tree was in the $300 range.

A guy in cold weather gear approached and asked how he could help. We told him we were visiting from Montana and were looking for a reasonably priced tree. He laughed, then said, "My wife and I were just out to Sidney working the sugar beet harvest." That M...

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