Starting Your Own Glamping Business

Posted on 26 February 2021

"What unique experiences and exclusive opportunities will your guests enjoy when they choose to stay with you for their staycation?"

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A TruDomes white Classic 6 Glamping Dome at Tractors & Cream’s Glamping Site in Somerset

In this blog we’re looking ahead and delving into some considerations for starting your own glamping business. In the wake of lockdown 3.0, we’re all desperate for a holiday, and even if we can’t hop on a plane, there’s plenty that the UK has to offer so there’s never been a better time to write that business plan!

No secrets here; we’re big glamping fans… and we’re not the only ones. Glamping is definitely ‘on trend’ in 2021 and will only increase in popularity. The genius idea of glamping is adding a new dimension to the current travel and tourism market, a perfect solution for those who love being outdoors but don’t like the idea of roughing it. Glamping allows you to enjoy the finer things in life while still soaking up the beautiful countryside in remote locations.

This is essential reading if you’re thinking of starting your own glamping business, so listen up. Starting a new business venture always requires plenty of consideration and planning; that’s why we’ve put together a few reasons why we think now is the ideal time and where to start. As outdoor accommodation of the year award winners, this is our forte!

Staycations are in

Flying is so last year – the year before, even in this case. Since that family holiday to the Maldives has probably been cancelled about three times already, many people are reconnecting with the motherland and choosing to holiday closer to home. The UK has so many spectacular places to visit, and if you happen to be based close to the countryside, then you are in a prime location for starting a glamping business and welcoming guests to your slice of heaven.

Choosing your outdoor accommodation

Once you’ve made the exciting decision to take the leap and start your own glamping business venture, the first thing you need to consider is what outdoor accommodation you will invest in for your future guests… shepherds hut, yurt, geodesic dome?

A geodesic dome may be the best choice for you; offering all-weather and all-year-round accommodation, domes can be left permanently or taken down whenever you choose. They provide a unique experience for glamping guests and colder months; you can add a log burner, making the space extra cosy.

The Devil is in the detail.

As with any business, it’s essential not to overlook the nitty-gritty details when putting together your business plan. Consider season length, land, maintenance considerations, costs, and revenue and do plenty of research. This stage is as much about understanding your lifestyle and location as your future guests. The key to this is choosing a model that works for you and your customers… ask yourself what you want to achieve and what is unique about your location and overall glamping experience?

Position, position, position!

No one is you, and that’s your superpower – if you are thinking of launching a glamping business, there must be something special about your location that you want to share with your guests. Think about ways to take inspiration from your location and work that into your brand presence. What unique experiences and exclusive opportunities will your guests enjoy when they choose to stay with you for their staycation? Write it all down, everything that sets your glamping business apart from the rest, and promote it!

The glamping industry is growing daily, and it’s here to stay. Having your own glamping business can be a joy, but with increasing competition, you need to stand out from the crowd. TruDomes provide stylish and durable geodesic domes for all kinds of glamping ventures, so you could say that we know a thing or two – get in touch to discuss the possibilities for your new glamping business in 2021 or try our dome builder out for size here.

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