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What is Glamping? Why You Should Try Camping in a Tiny House

Two small Cabins in the Woods

There’s a reason why the campground and RV park industry is worth an estimated $9 billion. People love going camping to get more in touch with nature. Unfortunately, not everyone might be as down with roughing it in a cheap tent and sleeping bag.

If you’re interested in camping, but hate the idea of getting dirty from sleeping on the ground, then you might think the activity isn’t for you. But, think again! Glamping is the solution for enjoying the outdoors without compromising your comforts. So, what exactly is glamping?

If you want to learn the answer, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll be teaching you everything you need to know about the hot new trend.

What is Glamping?

Simply put, ‘glamping’ is a blend of the words camping and glamorous. It’s used to reference a style of camping that uses amenities and resort-like features to make your experience more comfortable.

Typically, glamping utilizes semi-permanent structures like tiny houses, yurts, cabins, or similar structures. Like this lovely 700sqft yurt!

This stands in contrast to traditional camping, which usually relies on sleeping outdoors on the hard ground in a tent or swinging in a hammock.

What Are Some of the Benefits of Glamping?

You’ll often hear that half the fun of traditional camping comes from the ‘roughing it’ experience. However, there’s a lot to be said about upgrading your accommodations to make your trip more pleasurable. In this section, we’ll be going over some of the benefits that come from trying glamping over traditional camping for your next trip.

1) Enjoy the Best Parts of Camping Without the Worst Parts

Often when we go camping we tend to remember the good times and forget the bad parts. The reality is that setting up tents, eating food out of a cooler, and getting eaten alive by mosquitos can get pretty tiresome. Especially when you have five kids under 4 like we do.

By the end of a week, traditional campers are usually pretty cranky and ready to go home.

Now we're all up for getting out in nature and camping under the stars. But the purpose has to be just that - more of an experience than a vacation. So if you're going for more of a vacation but want to be in the woods, why not enjoy the good part of camping, while cutting out the bad parts? Glamping in a tiny house, small cabin, or yurt gives you access to a roof over your head, refrigeration, clean bathrooms, a kitchen, and a place to retreat to when the bugs get too aggressive. Trust us, by the end of your vacation, you’ll be dreading to leave.

2) It’s More Accessible Than Regular Camping

One major flaw in traditional camping is the lack of accessibility for people in wheelchairs. Even more popular campgrounds still use dirt paths that don’t work well for people with disabilities. Luckily, many glamping areas are much better about accommodating wheelchair access in the form of ramps and accessible bathrooms.

So if you’re in a wheelchair and always wanted to try camping, then glamping is a great option. Just make sure you call the campground or resort ahead of time to make sure that they can accommodate your specific needs.

3) You Get to Enjoy the Simplicity of a Tiny House

There’s a reason why the tiny house movement has become so popular in the United States. Minimalist living has helped many people reconnect with their daily lives. When you’re unburdened from the material possessions that come with a big house or apartment, then you can get back to what matters — living your life.

If you’re curious about what it’d be like to live in a tiny house, then glamping is the perfect excuse to try it out. Rent a tiny house for a week or more so you can get a feel for it. That way there is no commitment to owning it, but you get a taste of what the lifestyle is all about. Who knows? Maybe you’ll love it so much that you’ll want a tiny house of your own!

4) Glamping Is Much More Comfortable

One of the hallmarks of traditional camping is sleeping on the ground in a sleeping bag. While it’s certainly rustic, it’s also a pain in the back. I don't know about you but I often feel like I need a massage after sleeping on the ground in a tent. Even blow-up mattresses aren’t that much better.

So why choose to be sore all day from a poor night’s sleep? Glamping in a tiny house provides you with a comfortable mattress instead of the hard ground. That way you can save your soreness for that long hike you’re planning on taking!

5) It’s Great for a Socially Distanced Vacation

We all know that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we take vacations. Unfortunately, common vacations like beach resorts, cruises, and long flights are no longer as available as they once were. Luckily, glamping genearlly comes with lots of open space in nature away from strangers. Indeed, the whole point is to reconnect with nature in relative isolation.

Long hikes, campfires, and swimming are all camping activities that don’t require you to be near others. As long as you follow CDC guidelines, then glamping is perfectly safe for those in search of a socially isolated vacation. So what can you do to make sure your trip follows these types of procedures? Try and choose glamping locations that are relatively close to your home so you can drive to them.

You should also try to only go with your family members and make the most of it!

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We hope this article helped you answer the questions about what glamping is? As you can see, the activity is a great way to take a nature-filled vacation. Plus you get some exposure to what it’s like to live in a tiny house. If you’re curious about the tiny house movement, then you’re in the right place.

Here at Tinyhouse.com, we want everyone to know the joys of minimalist living. That’s why we created a community that organizes events, connects members, and gives insider advice into creating a tiny home of your own.

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