Hello, my name’s Steve and the reason I decided initially to try glamping was because I wanted to take my girlfriend camping. Emma had never been camping before and was not very keen on the more traditional idea of camping. This led us to visiting a place called Roulotte Retreat. Roulotte Retreat is a small private estate situated near to the Eildon Hills in the Borders of Scotland. Roulotte is what the French call Romany caravans and these have been created to give guests a truly magical experience of the gorgeous Scottish countryside. Each of the caravans has their own character and offbeat interior, so it really is unique. We absolutely loved it there and after that we had caught the glamping bug. Emma thought it was really rather cosy and not what she would expect from traditional camping.
After that excellent weekend away I did a bit of research and felt that there wasn’t really a good glamping blog on the web yet, as there was only really websites that featured places where you could stay. I decided then that I wanted to create the number one place for everything to do with glamping. I wanted to create a site that not only showcased to people what was out there, but also a site that interacted with the glamping community and built up a social media following on Facebook and Twitter.
This has led us to always be on the lookout for new and interesting glamping holidays and we have started watching George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. Amazing Spaces is a Channel 4 show presented by George Clarke from Restoration Man and features what are known as “small builds”. As a lot of these small builds are designed as holiday retreats, the programme introduced a lot of people to the idea of glamping.
We have another weekend away planned for my birthday at The Majestic Bus, which was actually featured on the first series of Amazing Spaces and we can’t wait to experience it in the flesh!
A big dream of mine since starting this love affair with glamping is for Emma and myself to have our own glamping site. Although, if you had to ask me what I would use as the accommodation or the kind of features it would have, I wouldn’t be able to answer that very easily. The one thing I am realising more than anything else when it comes to all things glamping that there is no limit to what you can and can’t do as long as you have the determination to see it through and of course, enough money!