Glamping in a yurt is a fun and unique experience that can be shared with friends, family, or not shared at all. The solo traveller will fit right in to the yurt glamping scene as well as any couple, family or group. Yurts, when furnished well, can be as comfortable and as luxurious as any hotel room with the additional advantage of having the outdoors just on the other side of your yurt door. Waking up to singing birds, the sunshine beaming in from the crown (rooflight), admiring the unique construction of the yurt frame, surrounded by your nearest and dearest, and lying back knowing that you can stay in bed as there is no work to rush off to.
Airstreams are a popular choice primarily because the exterior is made of aluminum is lighter in weight and can last for years. That, coupled with unique shape means they are easier and more economical to tow. Restored Airstreams and other trailers often include LED lighting throughout the renovated interior. Custom made or repurposed cabinetry and beds are used to update the interior decor of the trailer. Their roofs may have solar panels installed, giving them the ability to camp for days without requiring access to electrical service.
Older Airstreams are also much cheaper than buying a new one. A new Airstream in the USA will set you back a fair amount of money, while you can pick up a used one for a fraction of the price. It will need work, and if you don’t have the skills or time to do it yourself, there are many companies that can do the work for you.
Once done, you will have a vintage piece of Americana that is uniquely your own. Whether you choose to glamp in a tent or your own restored Airstream, you can rest assured it will be like no other camping trip you have ever been on.
Treehouses are quite a niche in the Glamping scene. They are, generally, cabins/cottages up in a tree, or on poles, and are as comfortable as any holiday home that you may have stayed in previously. The big difference being the views and the feeling. Not to generalise too much the variation in standards and quality is the same as any other accommodation type. The best way to select a treehouse to holiday in would be to read the reviews and do a spot of research.
I used to love getting in the tent on a hot day, after having swam for hours in the sea and the creeks, then snoozing for an hour or so. I can still feel the warmth in my self. Tenting if a most fantastic experience. It can have all of the emotions including, The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly, (Thanks Mr Leone). Camping in a tent is a great value holiday. Once you have purchased your equipment, and you look after it, you will have years of handy breaks away. There are camping pitches that are free in the great outdoors, then there are camping grounds that have many facilities to justify the generally small fee that they charge. The options are endless. The weather can put some people off camping but if you have your gear all prepared, ready to go, and the forecast looks good, then you are in for a great time. Kids love tenting.
But this is supposed to be about ‘Types of Glamping Accommodation‘. There are Safari tents used for glamping. Bell tents are also used for glamping. And there are round tents, square tents, pop-up tents…..and the list goes on. They can all be decked out with the comfy essentials needed to satisfy all, even the most particular, fussy and/or demanding glamper.
Teepees are used for both camping and glamping. Teepees are a tent, but with a very iconic shape. They cannot be mistaken for anything else for sure. Camping teepees may be erected onto grass, then you can sleep on a mat, a blow-up mattress, a camp bed, or whatever you like. It is a wonderful experience, just lying there, looking up at the teepee’s structure tapering towards the heavens. You have the same view in a Glamping teepee only you will be lying on a comfy bed. Maybe the bed might have an electric blanket on it. And a down-filled duvet. Let your imagination run wild. The options are endless. Teepees are wonderful and fun, too.
This is an incomplete list. It is a list that may never end so I have ended it right here, for now. As time passes I will endeavour to update and add to these glamping accommodation types. Please feel free to let me know what you think should be added.