Glamping at Glastonbury 2020 bring us some eco sustainable camping
The excitement of Glastonbury 2020 has just accelerated with the coach tickets selling out in 30minutes.
The festival will have the usual mix of music from Fleetwood mac, Elton John, Taylor Swift or Daft Punk. This year there is also the Pilton Palais cinema and Glastonbury-by-the-sea. So you have your Golden ticket, and now you need accommodation to match.
Pop up campsites and Bell tent Co have been producing luxury event accommodation, for the 7 years, and we have seen the Glamping industry grow, structures getting bigger and facilities getting more and more luxurious. The sad truth is temporary sites offering Luxury camping accommodation run with extremely high wastage tags.
We felt a sense of responsibility to try and balance out what we produce in the luxury market and see how much can be replicated in a sustainable and balanced way. We are all essentially looking for safe, comfy clean camping facilities, by thinking outside the norm and being creative and imaginative we think it is possible.
We will still offer stunning canvas structures like Bell tents, safari suits but also want to offer cost effective tents for like minded campers who want intelligent and creative options to the growing consumer issues of nylon throw away tents. In stepped Kartent, the unique structure makes it water tight, wind resistant and blocks out the sun keeping the temperature down and the thumping hang over at bay. We can supply 50% of the power through solar energy, low consumption gas boilers, showers and toilets that use 60% less water, recycling points, vegetarian food, food recycling to local pig farms, no paper cups or plastic bottles served.
Every camper gets their own sustainable welcome pack that includes, power bank, enamel mug, water thermos bottle and cotton bag. All water points will be drinking water, the bar will stock local produce as will the general store. With fun twists from axe throwing, beer pong tables campsite tug of war and free chill out tents dotted about the campsite, every thing we are providing is recycled up cycled or hired. Our land team are busy coppicing willow and hazel from our Sussex campsite so we can calculate our carbon foot print and once we have used the willow as landscaping through the chill out tents we will plant them out and give them freedom.