We would like to share our experiance. This summer we did the camino with a tent, and cooked only by ourselves. The thing is that we planned to do it as much cheaper as possible, so we took an extra light tent (1,7kg) and during the camino slept only there and albergues "for donations" (about 8 times) not spending money on albergues - it`s really very cheap! (the most beautiful thing about it is that we didn`t sleep in campings, but put a tent wherever we wanted- on the top of the hills, in the woods, fields - views are really wonderfull!!) About cooking - we bought all the products (mostly in supermarkets) and cooked on a small oven (cooking on fire food is much more tasty=)) and time after time asked for kitchen (offcourse for free) in albergues. So the whole camino from Latvia to Finisterra and back home (with plane tickets ) for two persons cost only 750euro. THIS is real camino! Try this!