Make An Informed Decision
- Choose the right type and style of pod
- Ensure that you get the right mod cons
- Maximise your ROI
- Avoid costly mistakes
Glamping accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes: From traditional wooden pods through to yurts, shepherd huts, raised ‘stargazing’ pods with glazed roofs or converted wagons that’ll lend a distinctively rustic atmosphere to your site.
The quality, character and cost of glamping accommodation also varies from brand to brand:
Some manufacturers add features like wet rooms, wood burning stoves or bluetooth speakers as standard. others allow you to customise your pods before you buy or add your own after-market extras to improve the marketability of your site.
Then there are the few pod manufacturers who opt for a more stripped-back approach; producing bare-bones accommodation that’s often at odds with most customers’ expectations.
In short, it’s a mixed bag, and as the market matures we expect to see pod offerings becoming even more convoluted and hard to navigate.
And that’s a real problem for most prospective site owners, because picking the right pods is pivotal to the success of your venture.
As an example, let’s say that you’re trying to outfit a 5-pod site in a small woodland clearing. You know you want traditional, wooden glamping pods, but you’re not sure which manufacturer to go with.
Picking cheap 2-berth pods will save you a bit of money in the short-term.
But picking pods from a more upmarket manufacturer that prioritises mod cons like wet rooms or large glass windows may allow you to charge more per-night, netting you more revenue in the long run.
Similarly, picking pods on raised legs with glazed skylights could give your site a unique selling point that makes it much easier to score bookings in a crowded marketplace, but you have to know where to look for opportunities like this.