As a travelling interior designer I get great inspiration from buildings in areas where there is a rich and old heritage, however when budget travelling (especially when camping) this inspiration seems to lack – until now.
Camping can be rough; there is always something that goes wrong and in most cases, and lots of people think that it’s just flat out gross. There is no running water, no toilets, everything gets muddy if it rains and the whole experience is just barbaric.
Some people really enjoy getting dirty and do not mind waking up to spiders in their tent, but for the majority of civilization, it’s not a fun experience. Recently, there is this new trend called “glamping” that mixes in the benefits of camping and negates the negatives with luxury.
Glamping is something that many nature lovers have found to be better than camping and actually enhances their love and appreciation. That being said, here are some reasons why glamping is better than camping!
1. Glamping Provides More Shelter
Glamping can take the form of a dome or yurt or just a high tech tent, and because of this, you will have more protection from the elements. If it rains outside, there is no worry of mud and water flooding the tent or any run off wiping it out entirely. Wind is not even a problem because it all is stable and built on a foundation rather than just four nails pounded into the ground. Plus, there are a lot of places to choose from all over the world! An eco-friendly glamping option in Northern NSW is silkpavilions.com.au (which was featured in the “Sydney Weekender” as a top pick for glamping in Australia).
2. Glamping Is More Comfortable
Everyone has a camping story of how the temperatures dropped dramatically and everyone was freezing. Luckily, with glamping, most shelters have heating or a wood burning stove to keep you warm in the winter. In the summer they are very light and allow a lot of air flow through the shelter to keep it nice and cool as well.
3. More Space = More Comfort
With a much larger tent or yurt, there is much more space that can be used for a large comfortable bed or even a lovely little sitting area. With all of the extra space, it’s easier to make the entire tent more homelike, complete with solar powered lanterns or even a few rugs here and there. Utilizing the space given is ecofriendly and also provides you a more comfortable experience.
4. Food Is Easy
There are many different types of food that do not need to be refrigerated and are delicious. With more room, it is easier to take up a bottle of wine or maybe cheese and steaks. Using the aforementioned wood-burning stove, it can be very simple and fast to cook a steak over the stove and boil or sauté some veggies while you are at it. Forget about the hassle of starting a fire and then waiting for it to get hot enough before you can cook anything because everything you need is already at your fingertips.
5. It is More Eco-Friendly
Glamping provides a place to put your trash, so there is no danger of littering and soiling the nature around you. Because of their many stoves and things of that same nature, there is no need to collect firewood or cut down any trees. Because of that, it is very soothing and you do not have to worry about packing out absolutely everything you brought in.
So where can you find out more about this wonderful spin on camping? You have a few options. There are online glamping websites now which will provide you with a list of providers, but the best way (as with anything) is via word of mouth reviews. My recommendation is that if looking in Australia for Glamping around Northern NSW: Silk Pavilions is a great option. Apart from that, jump online and do a little research, you will be amazed at what you find!