Glamping is a pleasure for those who is able to afford the top grade recreation away from the civilization, wants to spend time alone with nature, to get the new experience, emotions, and impressions, but not ready to have a rough time and suffer hardships of adventures.
The term "glamping" first came into use in Britain in 2005, and in 2016 it was included in the Oxford English Dictionary. In the Russian-language version, "glamping" is a "glamorous camping".
Glamping is the term that arose to define the concept of "glamorous camping". This is the format of camping in nature with the hotel level comfort: comfortable accommodation with a soft bed and fireplace instead of a tent and sleeping bag; bathroom with all the modern amenities instead of going out of necessity to a forest; diversified cookery instead of canned food.
Perhaps, the word is new, but the concept that it contains — living in luxury conditions in a camp house — is not.
It is known that in the XVI century, the Scottish ruler of the County of Atholl prepared a magnificent reception for king James V and his mother. The earl placed lavish tents full of viands and decorations from his own residence.
Perhaps, the most extravagant example of Royal luxury in field conditions should be considered the "Field of Cloth of Gold" - the peace negotiations between Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France, held in the territory of Northern France in 1520. About 2,800 tents and canopies were erected, and red wine flowed from fountains.
The Field of Cloth Of Gold. English school, about 1545 Fragment
In or around the same time, lavish, Royal-scale tents were moved within the military headquarters of the Ottoman Empire. Special groups of workers traveled with the army in order to erect and maintain such dwellings only. According to Professor Nurkhan Atasoy, "the exquisite decoration both outside and inside the tents used by the Turkish sultans turned the temporary housing into a palace worthy of a ruler. For hundreds of years, during various ceremonies, the tents served as a kind of theatrical scenery which we have repeatedly seen on miniatures dedicated to celebrations, banquets and audiences. The tents were highly decorated as if they were real palaces, and even looked as if they were tiled with floral ornaments usually. This was achieved either by sewing fabrics of different colors, or by skilful embroidery with silk threads or wire."
About 400 years later, in the 1920s, wealthy British and Americans began going to African safari. But rich travelers — and even those who wanted adventures — were not ready to refuse luxury and comfort.
They were provided with all possible conveniences — from electric generators to portable shower units quite apart from luxuries like champagne boxes.
Glamping is the modern equivalent of such recreation combining the comforts of the past and technologies of the future. It is also known as "boutique camping", "luxury camping", "posh camping", or "comfy camping". Currently, yurts, Indian tipis, containers, round tents, vintage wheel houses, canopies, domed houses, and tree houses are used in glamping. Places for glamping vary according to the price from $ 50 to several thousand dollars per night depending on the comforts provided such as bed linen change, built-in bathrooms, meals, and covered verandas.
Patagonia Camp on lake Toro in the Chilean province of Ultima-Esperanza
At Jewelberry Glamping, we use geodesic domes which, with all the simplicity of their design, provide maximum comfort and protection from bad weather. At that, the interior is home-like with a large double bed, shower, toilet, small table for reading, and even its own mini-kitchen.