Glamorous camping - “glamping” - has been popular for several years, but this year the number of people glamping has skyrocketed. Social distancing, remote work, and shutdowns have all helped to create more of a demand for camping. Around the world, more people want to head outdoors to camp in style and comfort. And it’s all happening in beautiful natural surroundings. In deserts, mountains, prairies, and forests, people camp in canvas safari tents, yurts, and glamping geodesic dome tents. Fortunately for people who love glamping, it looks like the glamping trend may stay for a while, as it has become so mainstream.
For anyone interested in camping, hospitality, or the outdoor lifestyle, the glamping business model is a strong one. If you’re thinking about developing a glamping campground or expanding one, it pays to research the industry. We can offer help when it comes to selecting your glamping structure: Domes are perfect for glamping campgrounds. Here’s why.
Reasons for Glamping Geodesic Dome Tents
At glamping campgrounds, tents and yurts are more prevalent. However, there are great reasons to choose glamping geodesic dome tents for your resort or campground.
Domes are safe. One of the first uses of geodesic domes was for disaster relief. The U.S. Marines have also used them. That tells you domes are a trusted shelter.
Glamping Dome Store materials have passed fire tests in Canada, the U.S., and Germany (whose standard is also used in Europe and Africa).
Domes are durable. Canvas tents are common in glamping campgrounds, but domes last much longer. For campground owners, this is a benefit because you won’t have to replace the camping structure as frequently.
The dome tents from Glamping Dome Store start with frames made of hot-dip galvanized steel. This means the steel frame is protected against rust and will hold up for a long time.
Domes are all-season and hold up to the weather. Researchers in Antarctica used a geodesic dome for shelter, which lasted for 31 years despite the harsh elements. In other instances, domes have withstood earthquakes, snowstorms, and hurricanes. You can leave your dome up and accept guests all year long.
Glamping Dome Store domes have a membrane cover that is water-resistant, UV-resistant, and rated for winds up to 75 mph. Made of double PVC coated polyester, the membrane also keeps out dirt. (And it’s easy to clean - you can use a pressure washer and you’re done.)
Domes provide 360-degree views. If it makes sense for your location, your dome can provide wide-open views to the surrounding environment.
Even if you choose to cover part of your dome, windows let in plenty of natural light. And skylights offer a view of the nighttime sky.
Domes are easy to assemble and dismantle. All you need to put up and take down your dome are simple tools. Glamping Dome Store’s largest dome -- 30 by 32 feet - may require a crane.
Domes can include many features. Doors, electricity, running water, wood stove, A/C, bathroom - you can configure your geodesic dome to have the elements and amenities that campers look for.
Domes offer lots of open space. The design of a geodesic dome means it’s self-supporting and doesn’t need interior columns or walls to fortify the roof. That means more interior space.
This design is also more energy efficient, which is better for the environment and your budget.
Domes are unique! More and more, travelers crave experiences. People want more intentional vacations and more mindful holidays. By staying in a glamping dome, they will have an unforgettable getaway that will leave them with fond memories.
Glamping Geodesic Dome Tents Fit the Glamping Trend
For the global glamping trend, people want to connect with nature and be outdoors in beautiful spaces. Far from the usual camping philosophy of “roughing it,” glamping involves comfortable beds and modern conveniences such as electricity and Wifi. (Some glamping campgrounds even offer luxurious amenities like hot tubs, a full bar, and organic bath products.) You can offer guests what they are looking for with glamping domes.
Glamping Dome Store offers glamping geodesic dome tents in six different sizes, so you can find the size that’s right for you. Shop our glamping domes and accessories so you can meet the demands of your guests and be part of the global glamping trend. Or contact us and talk with us about your glamping needs.