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Water Heating for Glampsites

How to specify a water heating option that works for your site. Water heaters have evolved dramatically in terms of technology, energy efficiency and cost, so it can be overwhelming when it comes to choosing […]

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Zero Waste

Start your journey to zero waste with advice from the European Commission’s ‘Take a Green Step’ programme. A milestone achievement for any environmental plan, moving to zero waste will show your guests you not only […]

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Composting Toilets

The best composting toilets with advice from Practically Green. Dry toilets are a great way to go off-grid at your glamping site. They require no water and often no electricity. Dry toilets come in a […]

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Booking Systems

How to compare and select the right booking system with advice from Ted Howard-Jones. If you’re running a business that takes bookings your customers will now expect to be able to book and pay online. […]

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Building a Glamping Roundhouse

Kate Symonds shares her family’s hands on journey in creating eco accommodation at Round the Woods. We have been hosting guests in our two yurts, Oak Tree and Hazelnut, at Round the Woods since 2015. […]

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Safe, Clean & Legal

Post pandemic, Quality in Tourism’s Safe, Clean & Legal certification is more relevant than ever. Consumers often assume that any property they stay in is safe and compliant. In reality, this may not be the […]

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Glampsite Interior Design

Designer Zoe Hewett explains why interior design should be a priority for glampsites. Interior design for outdoorsy glamping pods might seem a bit of an extravagance. Isn’t it all just chintzy floral patterns and cushions […]

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The Glamping Forecast

Canopy & Stars’ Tom Dixon reveals 2022’s glamping trends. 2021 has been another bumper year for holidays in the great outdoors. As one of the UK’s leaders in ‘nature breaks’ we can reveal that the […]

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Building Treehouse Accommodation

Treehouse designer Kate Morel explains the process behind the commission and build of a bespoke treehouse. Well, where did that year go, and ‘hello’, I must say it’s great to be back writing for Open […]

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Logo Protection

A victim of potential copyright and trademark infringement, Kate Symonds shares her story and tips for creating and protecting a logo. A recent situation with our Norfolk glampsite has highlighted the importance of having a […]

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Pitch Side Facilities

Paul Doughty on the benefits of personal bathroom facilities for glampsites. Bathroom and toilet facilities, whilst not very glamourous, often turn out to be one of the most important parts of any camping or glamping […]