Farming diversification with glamping pods

In this issue of Community Update, we are delighted to select Wigwam Cabins with our Commitment to Excellence Award.

Farming diversification helps drive revenue across the Agri-industry, as demand for luxury staycations has remained post-Covid. Many families and couples are interested in glamping often ‘off-grid’ – with a focus on tranquil surroundings.  Farmers land often has stunning panoramic views of woodland, lakes, through to breath-taking mountain regions, which is ideal for the glamping market.

Wigwam Cabins has been manufacturing four-season, sustainable timber glamping pods and lodges for over thirty years. From its factory in Perth, the company makes stunning, premium all timber cabins, perfect for the leisure industry and diversification within the Agri-industry. We caught up with Managing Director, Charles Gulland to find out more:

“I built the first glamping pod in the early 1990’s, over a decade before the glamping industry was born.  As the industry has matured, we have perfected our designs to keep up with the growing demand for quality and comfort to provide: Great Holidays in the Great Outdoors. We specialise in four-season, premium glamping pods and cabins, clad in sustainable UK timber and with adaptable usage for solar panels, underfloor heating and drainage systems. Designed with a contemporary exterior and stylish interior, they are perfect for the ongoing Staycation holiday market.

Our cabins range from simple pods to three-bedroom lodges and everything in between.  Sleeping 2 – 6 people, they come with fully-fitted kitchens and ensuite shower rooms, whilst still maintaining its eco-friendly design. Our luxury lodges are the ultimate in self-catering accommodation and are ideal for those idyllic off-grid locations. With a hand-crafted finish, the lodges combine style and function for the pinnacle in rural accommodation solutions.

Our sister company, Wigwam Holidays offers the opportunity for farmers to diversify into the popular glamping business, through our franchise company. From the offset, we provide detailed consultation, through on-site visits and can help with planning permission and support further down the line.  The outdoor hospitality business is thriving, with many UK householders looking for an antidote to the stresses of modern living, through reconnecting with nature. Many holidaymakers have shifted away from hotels and caravans towards the glamping sector, with its authentic ‘natural roots’ and affordability factor.  A glamping site has lower set-up costs for farmers, with attractive longer-term profit margins”.

Wigwam Cabins offer the ideal product for those wishing to diversify into tourism.  From cashing in on the UK glamping market to traditional self-catering, they are an established product with a long pedigree and track record in an ever-changing world.

Find out more today about purchasing glamping pods, lodges or working with the Wigwam team to grow your business.