Five of us piled into the Tree Tents van, including our managing director, designer, and chief arborist / installer, ensuring we could cover the full range of questions – and there were a lot! We spoke to more than 300 people – from farm owners to established glamping site owners all looking for ways to revolutionise their business. The variety of accents painted a picture of the popularity of the show, with visitors from Northern Ireland and the Scottish Borders to Essex, Kent and Cornwall. It was fascinating to hear the different challenges that their unique environments presented.
For many farm and landowners the initial question is whether or not to diversify and start a glamping venture. When the rate of return for a Tree Tent is explained (typical nightly rental rates are £100-£150 and annual revenues of c. £10-15k), the discussion quickly moved onto practicalities such as customising the Tree Tent from our extensive colour range and upgrade options such as our popular skylight dome which enables guests to enjoy more of the canopy.