Moving to zero waste is a significant accomplishment for any environmental strategy and will demonstrate to visitors that you are taking action to reduce the impact of your Glamp Site. Additionally, it will put you in the spotlight for environmental accomplishments, which is a fantastic way to stand out from the crowd. It may seem to be an intimidating task but you may implement it gradually over time rather than undergoing a major cultural change within your company.
The National Forest Company, in collaboration with architects Arboreal and glamping experts Crown & Canopy, has proposed seven design principles to aid in the creation of model sustainable tourist accommodations. Sustainability is made up of a complex and diversified set of concerns.
Are you a lover of the great outdoors and all things camping? Then mark your calendars for The Glamping Show 2023, the ultimate event for glamping enthusiasts. Taking place from September 1st to 3rd, 2023, at the beautiful NAEC Stoneleigh in the heart of England, this three-day event promises to be a feast for the senses.
The surroundings of your glamping site are vital in creating the perfect client experience which means that landscape design will have a huge impact on your business. Your guests are using your site as an escape to the countryside and nature - meaning landscape design presents you with an opportunity to emphasise the natural environment around them!
In an ideal world, the natural landscape and setting would be more than enough and remain untouched, on account of us attempting to move away from man-made and manicured surroundings. Unfortunately, these spots are few and far between and can be very difficult to try and get planning permission approved on them. If the area around your glamping site is a little meagre, bland or an eyesore, this is where landscape design can be invaluable.
It is crucial to give your guests as much privacy as possible, and using organic barriers and plant designs is a great way to do this. It is worth implementing these methods in any car parks as well as on the main site for the same reasons.
When applying for planning permission, the design and layout of your glamping site can be a relevant tool when negotiating the visual impact of a build, especially in the more protected nature areas.
After you have chosen a spot on your land, then you can begin to plan the framework for the layout of the site. Make sure you take into consideration the direction of the prevailing wind, especially if you are hoping to create an exposed area or using canvas structures. Hedges or trees are perfect natural wind barriers so ensure you use them to your advantage, otherwise you will need to think about creating one yourself.
If your site is on a hillside and the ground is unsuitable to set up on, then you will need think about creating a level platform to build upon. Before tasking yourself with excavation and filling holes, you must remember that the ideal look and setting is a natural one, therefore it is favoured to work with the natural lines and contours of the ground. When you start cutting in and creating the area, do not make straight lines and square corners, instead try to reflect what is already around you. If you are experimenting with ground works then drainage and water run-off are also important elements to think about! When it comes to location, think about what you can see from each different part of where the accommodation is going to be. Ideally, each accommodation unit will be spaced as far apart as possible, however, if this is not feasible, then landscaping can give the illusion of greater privacy.
For those on a small - medium sized budget:If you are limited in terms of space, then the next best way to provide privacy is by planting woody shrubs and trees. Additionally, you could use earth barriers to help you on your landscape quest. You can add in serene touches such as wild flowers and other native plants to make things that bit more exotic!
For those on a larger budget:Create an elegant pathway to your retreat. This means their needs to be a reasonable amount of distance between the car parks and the accommodation - with cars are out of sight and mind, it will add an element of surprise on arriving at their home away from home.
Our hot tubs are also designed to be highly energy efficient to avoid worrying about running costs, so you can enjoy a self-cleaning hot tub that relaxes your body and your mind.
As we push the global pandemic to the back of our minds and are catapulted into the new 'normal', there is one constant that has managed to go from strength to strength - the tourism sector. However, within this ever-evolving sector is a new type of consumer; the sustainable traveller who has ethics at the forefront of their travel choices. So much so, in fact, that a whopping 69% of tourists plan to travel sustainably throughout this year.
Opting for a ‘destination wedding’ is sure to send a shiver down the spine of a fair few potential guests. All anyone will be thinking about is the exponential costs; flights, hotel, outfits, time off work, childcare...the list is endless. This puts them in a difficult position where they end up having to decide between being with their friends/family on the happiest day of their lives or choosing to save a large sum of money for any number of bills to pay off.
This gives your glamp site the perfect opportunity to explore a highly desirable USP; being able to deliver a festival or destination wedding experience making you an attractive option for modern couples. Your bride and groom can have their dream destination wedding by embracing all the beauty that the UK has to offer - without committing the nearest and dearest to any major expenses as well as being authentic and on-trend.
Obtaining planning permission for a glamping business is no mean feat, especially when you're starting from scratch and diving into the world of self-employment. In fact, most glamp site business owners say that this is the most time-consuming and difficult part of the process and can take years to pass the full application. These horror stories are very much dependent on your local area and, with no complications, they are usually finalised within a matter of months. Having been able to play a huge part in over 20 glamp sites across the UK, Camping Cabins has collated a few principles you can adhere to in order to increase your chances of achieving a positive outcome and kick-start making your glamping dreams into a reality...
Glamping is the word on everyone's lips it seems and with good reason. This 'trend' has won the hearts of holidaymakers across the UK - and statistics have shown that bookings for shepherd’s huts, yurts, lodges and cabins are up 46% compared to 2021 and 94% compared to 2019. Many land owners, and those looking to begin their holiday accommodation journey, are considering diving in headfirst to the glamping business - but why now?
One of the main reasons your guests are opting for an outdoor stay-cation is to re-connect with nature and all the good she brings to us. Help them celebrate all things bright and beautiful this spring by exploring just how to make the most of your outdoor accommodation. This blog highlights 5 exciting and innovative suggestions that can be re-designed to suit your situation. It's time to shrug off the bleak mid-winter and get your outdoor offerings up to scratch. This is your chance to prep for a strong summer season - so let your outdoor imagination run wild!