If you’ve felt the pull to go glamping, you’re not the only one. Whether you see yourself glamping in your private backyard sanctuary or want to run your own glampsite company one day, you’re not the only one.
But where do we even begin? Traditionally, leases of cabins and yurts have been the most popular accommodation in this location; however, there may be more convenient alternatives than purchasing a whole cabin. Here is where luxury camping tents come into play.
To start, the actual stuff. Tents used for glamping are often constructed from heavy-duty cotton canvas, are sometimes waxed to increase their water-repellency, and are generally modeled after traditional safari tents. Canvas contributes to the creation of a luxurious ambiance for several different reasons. Including:
Canvas allows moisture to escape quickly, preventing mildew and keeping the inside of your tent dry and free from moisture from cooking, breathing, and sweating. It is not the most pleasant experience, but if you have ever tented without a canvas tent, you are familiar with waking up to find that everything is a little moist.
The good news for those who camp throughout the winter or are perennially chilly is that certain canvas tents are fire-resistant. This means a wood-burning stove may be set inside the glamping tent if it is situated appropriately and carefully.
Good quality canvas is resistant to tearing and strong; if it does tear, it can often be patched up with a needle and some thread with relative ease. It can also be re-treated, which means that if you take proper care of the material, you may make it endure for many years.
Canvas is composed of cotton and is biodegradable, in contrast to traditional tent materials such as nylon or polyester derived from petroleum. It’s healthy for both you and the planet!
While most tents include flaps for ventilation, certain canvas tents can be unzipped to show a mesh wall at 360 degrees or change entirely into a shade canopy, making them adaptable and flexible throughout the year.
The weight of a canvas tent is the most significant (and, dare we say, the only?) disadvantage of using one. These babies are hefty and are best utilized for extended stays or semi-permanent installation. Because of this, they are good candidates for renting or creating your semi-permanent hideaway.
After you’ve decided on a tent, it’s time to start putting the “glamping” into glamorous camping. Whether you want to retain your tent as your hideaway or rent it out on a platform, you should consider decorating your tent like any other homely area. It is preferable to stick with certain color scheme or design, and it is worth selecting quality items and linens to last you longer, particularly if you are renting.
You could install a small wood burner or a small fan inside your tent to maintain a more comfortable temperature, but this will depend on the weather conditions and the degree of fire protection your shelter offers. And last, you’ll want to provide an outside area that visitors (or you) may enjoy while they’re there. A hammock is always a welcome addition, outdoor seating arranged around a fire pit is an absolute need, and adding a wood-fired hot tub or an outdoor sauna takes things to the next level.
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