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How to Start a Glamping Business

Glamping has become the new normal in the staycation industry. What was once an off-shoot of camping, it has now been transformed into a dominating holiday option in its own right, with many people getting involved and travelling to glamping retreats this summer. It is reaching a stage where many are looking at starting a glamping business themselves.

If you are unsure as to what glamping actually is, think luxury camping. It usually revolves around a glamping site located somewhere with scenery, such as somewhere in nature or the coast. These glamping sites include multiple glamping pods in which people can stay at. 

Starting a glamping business seems like a daunting task, but is actually a lot more simple than people would suspect.

In this article, we will discuss starting a glamping business and how you can start one yourself, with all the information needed to gain an understanding of the industry and what is involved. 

What Should I Do When Starting a Glamping Business?

When starting a glamping business, there are a few things that you need to know before planning out your business strategy. Here is what you will need to do when starting a glamping business:

Choosing a Glamping Site

For your glamping business, you are going to need a glamping site. This means that you will need to purchase land in a particular location. It is important to choose the right location as this can have an impact on the success of your business and can dictate how many visitors will be staying in your glamping site.

You must choose a location that people will want to visit. People go on holiday trips to get away from the world, not bring it with them. The country-side is a typical spot for a glamping site, but you can also place your glamping site near the coast or on a farm.

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Choosing the Glamping Pods

On a glamping site, the pods are the main attraction. These are what people are going to be staying in, so you need to choose the right glamping pods that visitors are going to like. There are many different glamping pod manufacturers that do different types of pods, so be sure to choose one that understands your vision for your glamping business.

Once you have chosen a glamping manufacturer, you must choose the pods that will suit your glamping site. This should be an easy task, but do not underestimate the power that high-quality, well designed pods can have on the success of your business. 

Planning Permission

When building on your glamping site, you are going to need planning permission. This means developing a planning permission application, with detailed information on what you are going to build/include on your glamping site. You will also need to be in contact with the local council who you will send the application to.

This may seem complicated, but once you find out what is required to get planning permission for your site, it becomes a straightforward process. Just ensure you know exactly what will be required for your site. No two are the same!

Starting a Glamping Business is Not Difficult

When starting any business, you are met with pessimists who will discourage you and tell you how unrealistic it is. Don’t listen to the naysayers, starting a glamping business is a big deal, but with the right guidance, your dreams can become a reality quite easily.

If you are interested in glamping and want to learn more, read our free guide on starting a glamping business and on what you can do to be successful in your new venture into glamping.