What is Glamping?
You may have heard the word, but always wondered what it is and where it came from.
The word “Glamping” first started to appear in the 2005 and became an official word in 2006. It is essentially a combination of glamour and camping and best described as a form of camping that includes many luxury items you wouldn’t normally associate with the activity. It wouldn’t be out of place to arrive at a glamping site and find a tent that looks like it belongs on an African safari. Inside you may find a king size bed covered with high thread count sheets, duvets, blankets and pillows. Other amenities may include heated floors, ceiling fan, a seating area and even a wood stove inside your tent for those cold nights.
While it has been around for a number of years, glamping has started to increase in both online searches and in popularity over the last few years. The trend is being driven by individuals, couples and families who are looking for a different type of vacation. While glamping may be initially associated with tents it is not limited to soft-sided accommodation.
Across the United States and in other countries, there is a growing trend where individuals are buying up old and vintage travel trailers and giving them a complete restoration. It is not uncommon to see these trailer projects strip the trailer right back to its frame, removing all the old cabinetry, appliances, plumbing and electrical service and replacing them with new items.