Make money by renting glamping accommodation


Are you an entrepreneur looking for another business to start this year - a business that you can enjoy doing while earning? We highly suggest you start a GLAMPING RESORT.

Glamping is a coined word for glamorous camping. It is one of the latest trends for people seeking adventure and those who love trying different AirBnB set-up. The new platform Hipcamp is not also available in Canada, similar to AirBnB but specializing in unique, small-scale accommodation such as glamping.

Capitalizing on its growing popularity makes it easy to raise profit. To help you start with your glamping business, here are the answers to the frequently asked questions.

Can you make money from glamping?

This is the most asked question from all the interested investors. Of course, the answer here is a big YES! You can turn your unused land into a money-making “Glamp-site”.

Glamping started its popularity in 2013. People began to love the experience it brings. It gives a comfortable space for luxurious campers and provides a different nature experience that no hotel can match.

The reality check about this business is that the setup costs can be high. You have to consider several operational expenses such as infrastructure cost, human resources, booking agents, etc. But if you have a good marketing team, ROI will be a lot faster.

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How do I start a successful glamping business?

Similar to other businesses, to start, it is essential not just to know your market but understand them. This includes your customers, suppliers, and competitors. Knowing them will make it easier for you to strategize your glamping business.

Also, you need to have SMART goals - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-based. Every successful business had set-up clear goals to attain where they are in the industry now.

How much does it cost to build a glamping tent?

Initial expenditure is the biggest chunk – however, a fraction of what it would cost to build cabins or a Hotel. Each glamping dome cost starts at  $2,500.00 up to $11,500.00, depending on the size and material.

Added to that is the foundation – usually a wooden platform or poured slab.

Other things to consider are electricity, water, maintenance, and so on. Saying you charge $100 for each night of accommodation; it might take you roughly six months to break even for each dome. Yes, it has to be at least six months to return your investment. Since you are new, not every night, there are guests to occupy each pod.

How to set up a glamping business

To get started, consider all the things we advised you in drafting your business plan. Then secure Glampsite requirements such as Foundations, Glamping Structures, and business permits. Phoenix Domes can help by providing engineered reports for the most common glamping dome sizes and Flame retardancy reports for the cover, which are the primary documents your local building department will want to see.

Once all these are ready, you can start with your digital marketing campaign - create a website, add your Glamping Site on different listings, and make an effective social media campaign.

If you’re decided to venture into this business, Phoenix Domes team is here to help you turn your vision into reality. Give us a call today.