Do you own a patch of underused land? Fancy making some serious money from it? Why not set up a glamping business?
According to Glisten Camping, a growing number of farmers, golf clubs and land agents are looking to purchase glamping equipment such as safari tents or domes, with a view to turning an initial investment of £25,000 to £30,000 per unit into revenue of as much as £20,000.
The rewards could be even greater for a treehouse, promises Simon Thomason, managing director of Glisten Camping and glamping consultant (such people do exist).
“Although the purchase price for a treehouse begins at £35,000, it can cost almost twice that once consultation, design and marketing are factored in. But at that price, annual returns of around £40,000 are achievable. Treehouses are particularly popular and operate at around 90% occupancy.”
It brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘sleeping asset’.