Glamping Barrel Accommodation for the Homeless


"Nice Baps" cafe and takeaway restaurant

The Farm Business Innovation Show sees the launch of the Give Them A Break project which has been set up by Kevin and Laura Baker.

After a dark period of homelessness, Kevin Baker got back on his feet when he started the “Nice Baps” roadside café near Wadebridge with his wife Laura. The café has become a huge success and has recently been voted the most popular eatery in Cornwall.

Kevin’s project is social entrepreneurship at it’s very best. He is setting up a small glamping site near his café which will be used for two months in high season at commercial rates, four months a year at a subsidised rate for carers and others that deserve a break (but couldn’t usually afford one) and for the remaining six months a year it will be offered free to homeless families and individuals.

Kevin and Laura hope that others will follow in their footsteps and that Give Them A Break sites will pop-up all over the country.

Glamping structure and en-suite pod provider CampPlus is providing Kevin with two fully fitted Glamping Barrels and a Duo en-suite unit at a very low cost to get his site going. These are on display at the Farm Business Innovation Show and will be shipped to Cornwall right after the show.

“I am so happy to be supporting this pioneering project, one that will really make a difference to so many people that need either an affordable holiday or simply a roof over their heads,” says Erik Verwaaijen, MD, CampPlus. 

“When Kevin approached us he was looking for a glamping structure that was usable all year round. Fully insulated, and with options for IR heating and electrics, the Glamping Barrels will provide comfort for homeless families and individuals throughout the off-season. I really hope other sites will follow in Kevin’s footsteps and join the Give Them A Break project. If so, I’d be happy to talk to them about special rates.” 

Visit stand 2282 at the show to meet Kevin and learn more.

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