For a different camping experience a holiday in a yurt or staying in a tipi may be just what you are looking for. Now often promoted as eco-chic or ‘Glamping” as well as eco-friendly, holidays in Yurts and Tipi’s have become a popular alternative to a traditional camping holiday. Enjoy cooking sausages over a campfire, chopping wood for the stove, escaping from the pressures of urban living. Yurt and tipi holidays can provide magical experiences for kids and adults alike. For romantic breaks as well as family holidays, bird-watching, walking, cycling or painting holidays, staying in a yurt or a tipi is a very green option.
Staying in a Yurt
So what exactly is a yurt? Originating in Mongolia a yurt is a portable, wood lattice-framed structure covered in felt and then usually canvas. Although basic in construction, they can offer a luxury camping, experience, often with wooden floors and large enough to take full sized beds and ‘proper’ furniture. They often have wood burning stoves, to make sure you stay cosy. Stay in the woods, or near the sea, in the hills of Wales or on a farm in Dorset. Weekend yurt holidays are a good way to get a taster of what they are like.
Staying in a Tipi
A tipi, or teepee/wigwam, is a Native American tent; usually of conical shape, originally made from animal skins, but now more likely to be made of canvas! They are smaller than yurts, but no less well-equipped with a cooker, barbecue, comfy mattresses, and lanterns. Re-capture all the fun of cowboys and Indians and unleash your inner self. There are plenty a places to choose from including in the Lake District, by lake Windermere, in Cornwall or in mid-Wales.