Ready To Choose Your Pods?

Picking your glamping pods is a big moment. After weeks of feasibility studies, brainstorming sessions, concepting and site design, you’re finally ready to pick out the accommodation that hundreds - or thousands - of happy guests will stay in.

More than that, you’re choosing the most distinctive feature of your new site; the infrastructure that’ll lend it character, set your nightly rates and dictate the ROI that your site generates. It comes late in the process, but it’s undoubtedly one of the most important decisions you’ll make, which is why it’s important to get expert input from a team that’s familiar with the current crop of glamping manufacturers.

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.

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Hands-On Advice From The UK’s Leading Experts

That’s where we come in. As the UK’s foremost glamping experts, we’re ideally placed to offer impartial guidance. We can talk you through the available options; help you pick out reliable manufacturers and try to help you negotiate better prices.

We’ll also consider your needs; pouring over site plans and interrogating your vision to ensure that you’re picking pods that support your goals. Pods you’ll still be happy with in 5 years time. When you ask us to help you pick pods, we’ll help you explore everything from:

Glamping Pods

  • Modern and stylish
  • Available with all mod cons
  • £15,000 - £30,000+ per pod

When most people think about glamping, this is what springs to mind. Glamping pods are a luxurious option, ideally suited to most climates and environments. They’re also available with special features like kitchens, wet rooms, integrated blue-tooth speakers and other modern luxuries that most glampers have come to expect.

If we think glamping pods are the best fit for your site, we’ll help you find models and manufacturers that cater to your needs, irrespective of whether you’re shopping for budget pods, or luxury variants with decking and/or side entry points.

Shepherd Huts

  • Quaint accommodation with plenty of charm
  • Luxury and eco-friendly options available
  • £5,000 - £30,000 per hut

According to International Glamping Business, shepherd huts are the most common type of glamping accommodation found in the UK. And with good reason too. While they may lack the luxury credentials associated with fully-fledged glamping pods, they have a rustic charm that’s ideal for smaller sites in the British countryside. 

You can get top-spec shepherd huts too, including fully-furnished units with skylights and other luxury features. If you’re in the market for shepherd huts, we can help you pick robust and dependable options from top manufacturers.

Glamping Tents

  • Unique choice with strong novelty factor
  • Luxury variants available
  • $1,000 - $15,000 depending on the type of tent

A more affordable option with a truly striking profile, luxury glamping tents are a great option for sites in sheltered environs. Glamping tents don’t have to be ‘back to basics’ either. While some bell tents start at around $1,000 per unit, you can also buy luxury yurts or safari tents with ensuite bathrooms and other mod cons – ideal for glamping site owners that want to provide a truly unforgettable experience.

If you think glamping tents are the right choice for you, we can help you shop striking and comfortable options that fit your budget and your specification.

Other Structures

  • Alternative options with strong appeal
  • Make sure your site stands out
  • Expert advice available

From treehouses to gypsy wagons or glamping cabins, there’s a multitude of unusual and visually-appealing accommodation available to new glamping site owners.

Since glamping is all about creating a novel experience, choosing one of these ‘alternative’ structures could be a great way to help your site stand out, and many owners also mix and match these buildings with more traditional options if they want a less uniform site. If you’re interested in doing the same, we can help you explore options – and clue you into some of the industry’s best-kept secrets.

Still Need Planning Permission?

There’s no point picking out the perfect pods until you’ve got the green light from your local council. 

We can help you put together a convincing and robust planning application, draw up supporting documents and offer general consultancy from some of the industry’s most experienced glamping planning consultants.

 

Planning Permission

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

We’ve been helping people design, set up and run glamping sites for several years now. In that time, we’ve managed to gain hands-on experience with the overwhelming majority of available pods. We’ve also had dealings with most glamping manufacturers and actually maintain productive business relationships with a few.

But we’re in the unique position of being one of the UK’s only independent glamping consultants, which means that we can remain fully impartial when advising our clients. Whenever we’re asked to provide input or advice on glamping pod selection, we always start by looking over your site and business plans.

We’ll work hard to establish what type of pod will best serve your site, accounting for everything that makes it unique, and help you pick a reliable manufacturer with a field-proven product. This might be a manufacturer that we know and trust to deliver on time, or someone that produces a specialty product that’s ideally suited to your site. It may also be someone that produces quality products at the right price point or offers the level of customisation required to realise your vision.

The point is that we’ll be drawing on in-depth industry knowledge to point you towards products that you may not find on your own, and we’ll be doing it with an eye on maximising your chances of success.

Ready To Pick Your Pods?

Just get in touch using the form below, and a member of the Glampitect team will be in touch.