The many faces of Glamping

So what is glamping? When I first decided to ditch the pop up tent and buy Tylda I thought glamping was simply camping with glamour. A lot prettier and much more comfortable than traditional camping, kind of the opposite of wild camping.

I naively thought glamping would still involve a tent that you could move around, since to me camping was tents. Yes I knew that some people went caravanning and stretched the term camping to cover their steel rather than canvas portable home. What I never dreamed was that glamping could include staying in a small, definitely not portable, house. I’m sure that Wigwams and pods are very comfy, but does staying in a wooden cabin really count as camping?

But then what about shepherds huts? Theoretically they are on wheels so can be moved around, but for most glamping sites they are unlikely to be moved, ever. What about yurts and tipis that have been set up on sites where they will never again move except for maintenance. Where do we draw the line?

I don’t think I have the answer, but it’s a metaphysical question I just know is going to really bug me.

What’s the furthest you’ve seen the term camping stretched to?

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