Bespoke Treehouse

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 […]

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Get on the Map

Glampsites have the opportunity to tap into a growing community looking for outdoor adventure whatever the weather, writes Craig Wareham. To maintain a sustainable source of income, open air accommodation needs to be attractive for […]

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Finding Money

Funding the development of a rural tourism business can be a minefield. Here rural mortgage consultant Jim Richards shares his tips for securing finance. There are many reasons why you may think commercial lending by […]

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Graphic designer Andy Tuohy on redesigning Leafy Fields Glamping’s logo and signage. The starting point for any design or redesign is consultation with the client. I talk with them about what they are trying to […]

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Instagram Advertising

The low-down on running Instagram ads with social media expert Lisa Bullen. You can either grow your organic social media followers by creating great, engaging and relevant content, referred to as “organic growth”. Or you […]

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What is a Glamper?

Getting scientific about terminology gives an insight into the future of glamping, reveals researcher Greg Watt. While the term ‘glamping’ has established itself within recognised lexicons, the term ‘glamper’ is less acknowledged. Much of this […]

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Bell Tent Hacks

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite tips and tricks for the ubiquitous bell tent. Mould or mildew? Nothing beats a professional wash and reproof, but even then you might end up with stubborn mould […]


Growing Followers

In our third piece on social media, Lisa Bullen explains follower growth tactics on Instagram, tips for choosing and using hashtags and what to do with social media influencers… Your Instagram and Facebook “follower” total […]