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Tips for running a luxury camping business with a bell tent

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For those looking to grow their eco-tourism business or join the corporate trend of offering a unique outdoor luxury camping experience, bell tents are a low-cost option that also offers many advantages. Here’s an expansion of those advantages:

  1. Low-cost option: bell tents are less costly compared to traditional building structures, especially when running an eco-tourism business or offering a luxury camping experience, which can effectively control expenses and increase ROI.
  2. Fewer upfront requirements: Compared to other forms of construction, bell tents have fewer upfront requirements and do not require extensive land preparation or infrastructure, thus allowing for a quick start-up of the business and lower initial investment costs.
  3. Easy to set up and move: The simple structural design of bell tent makes it relatively easy to set up and dismantle, and it can be moved flexibly to adapt to different sites and environments, providing convenience and flexibility for business operations.
  4. Suitable for all seasons: Whether it is spring, summer, autumn or winter, bell tents are able to adapt to different climatic conditions and provide a comfortable accommodation experience. They can be suitably equipped and adjusted according to seasonal changes, ensuring that guests can enjoy a comfortable stay in any season.
  5. Spacious and Comfortable Luxury Experience: Due to the design features of bell tents, they have spacious interiors that create a comfortable and luxurious accommodation, allowing guests to feel the luxury of being close to nature and providing them with a unique and unforgettable camping experience.

Overall, bell tents are an ideal option for the modern adventurer, they not only offer a low-cost operational solution, but they are also able to provide guests with a unique outdoor experience, making them ideal for eco-tourism businesses and luxury camping experiences.

How to keep your tent in tip-top condition

As a natural fibre, canvas does require some special care. Aside from routine cleaning and maintenance, one of the most important tips is to never put your tent away while it is still wet. Wet canvas is prone to mould and bacteria during storage, leading to mould and rot, which in turn affects the life and quality of the tent. If you have to put your tent away when it is wet, make sure you open it up at the right time and allow it to dry out completely before storing it. Doing so will effectively prevent the growth of micro-organisms in a wet environment, keep your tent clean and hygienic, prolong its lifespan and ensure that it provides comfortable and safe accommodation the next time it is used. Proper care and maintenance is therefore essential to maintain the quality and performance of your canvas tent.

You will often use the bell tent in wet conditions or set it up permanently. To protect the tent and ensure its high quality, we recommend that you use a waterproof spray or liquid. This waterproofing treatment not only extends the life of your tent but also improves its durability. It effectively protects the tent from harsh weather and environmental conditions by adding UV protection to the tent fabric and reducing the risk of mould and stains.

The waterproofing treatment effectively prevents moisture from penetrating the interior of the tent, keeping the interior dry and comfortable. This is particularly important for people who spend a lot of time outdoors or use their tents in wet conditions. Additionally, waterproofing helps to mitigate damage to the fabric from UV radiation from the sunlight the tent is exposed to, extending the life of the tent.

By regularly treating your bell tent with a waterproofing spray or liquid, you can ensure that your bell tent is always of high quality, providing reliable protection and a comfortable stay, adding more fun and convenience to your outdoor adventures.

Maintaining your bell tent is easy. However, you will need to perform general maintenance to keep it looking great and extend the life of your canvas.

Tent life

If you look after your 171 tent, it should serve you well for many years. However, if you choose to set it up permanently then its lifespan may vary. This difference will depend on a number of factors, including the conditions of use and the level of maintenance you provide for your tent.

Generally speaking, if you set up your tent permanently in a suitable environment and have carried out proper maintenance, we would expect your tent to last more than a year. However, it’s important to note that prolonged exposure to the elements can lead to some natural wear and tear, such as wind, rain, sun and temperature changes, which can affect the durability and appearance of your tent.

Our tents are 100% waterproof. However, for those who do not pitch their tents for extended periods of time, such as luxury camping companies, we offer tent covers. These covers provide extra protection for the tent and can be used in all weather conditions.

Tent covers are designed to enhance the durability and protection of your tent. They are usually made from durable materials that are water resistant and provide effective protection from rain, snow and other natural elements. In addition, tent covers provide additional sun and wind protection, protecting the tent from UV radiation and strong winds.

The use of a tent cover can significantly extend the life of a tent, reducing the risk of exposure to the elements and maintaining the long-term stability of its appearance and performance. For those who wish to keep their tent for a long period of time or use it infrequently during certain seasons, a tent cover is a very practical accessory that ensures that the tent is always kept in optimum condition, providing long-lasting protection for outdoor activities.

Our tent covers are made from lightweight ripstop fabrics, ensuring that they remain lightweight and durable whilst providing extra protection. These covers are 100% waterproof and offer effective protection against rain and moisture, keeping your tent extra dry and cool in the summer sun.

The tent covers are smartly designed to fit easily over the top of your existing bell tent and come with their own ropes and tensioners to ensure a firm and reliable fit during installation. This allows the cover to fit snugly over the surface of the tent, providing all-round protection from the elements as well as water, providing peace of mind and comfort for your outdoor camping trips.

Our range of tents

171 Tents offer high quality canvas bell tents. As well as traditional bell tents, they also offer bell tents with skylights and bell tents with built-in oven holes. Our bell tents are available in three styles: with a roll-up flap, with a skylight and with a built-in stove. These styles can be customised to meet different customer needs and preferences.

The bell tent with roll-up door provides greater flexibility and ventilation, allowing you to control ventilation and access to the tent at all times. Bell tents with skylights add stargazing and ventilation, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the starry sky at night. And bell tents with built-in stove holes add extra comfort to outdoor living, keeping you warm and cosy in cold weather.

In addition, we also offer custom-sized bell tents, tailored to the specific requirements of our customers. Whether it’s the size of the tent, its functionality or its design style, we can personalise it to suit the needs of our customers, ensuring that the tents are perfectly suited to their expectations and requirements.

Our bell tents are made from high quality 340 gsm canvas to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. The canvas is treated to be flame retardant and mould resistant and the floor is made from heavy duty 520 gsm PVC.Our tents also come with heavy duty galvanised pegs and poles.

Not sure which size and style is right for you? Check out our full range of tents here to help make your decision easier.

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Our Guarantee

We offer a 12 month warranty on all our canvas products. During this warranty period we will be responsible for replacing or fixing any problems caused by factory failure. We will do everything in our power to ensure that your canvas tent stays in good condition for as long as it is in use, providing you with the best possible camping experience.

Our customers come first and we care deeply about your camping experience. We are committed to providing you with high quality products and excellent service to ensure you are satisfied with our products. If you are not satisfied with the quality or use of our products, or have any questions or needs, please feel free to contact us. Our professional team will be happy to provide you with assistance and support to ensure that your needs are addressed in a timely and satisfactory manner.

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When you purchase one of our bell tents, you can consider the following ways to start your camping business:

  1. Setting up your own camping site:
    • Set up camping sites on land you own.
    • Provide basic amenities such as toilets, showers and outdoor rest areas.
    • Use social media and online platforms to advertise and attract guests.
  2. Partner with local camping sites:
    • Enter into a partnership agreement with a local camping site to rent out tents as part of the site.
    • Utilise the venue’s facilities and resources, such as swimming pools and barbecue areas.
  3. Offer the venue for special events:
    • Make tents available for special events, such as wilderness weddings, music festivals, team building events, etc.
    • Provide additional services such as equipment rental, catering services, etc.
  4. Customised services:
    • Provide customised camping experiences according to customer needs, such as wilderness survival training, stargazing activities, etc.
    • Provide professional tour guides and activity planning services to increase customer satisfaction.
  5. Marketing and Co-operation:
    • Use social media, travel platforms and local tourism bureaus for advertising and promotion.
    • Establish partnerships with local tourism-related businesses, such as restaurants and farms, to provide mutually beneficial services.

By doing the above, you can diversify your campsite business and provide your customers with a colourful camping experience, thus attracting more guests and achieving business growth.

The advent of the bell tent has opened up a new option for businesses looking to grow their eco-tourism business or provide a unique outdoor luxury camping experience. Not only is it a low-cost option, but it offers a number of advantages: fewer up-front requirements, easy to set up and move around, available all year round, and creates a spacious and comfortable luxury camping experience. This versatility and flexibility makes it ideal for the modern adventurer. Whether you are looking to start a business or expand an existing one, bell tents offer a unique and attractive opportunity to create an outstanding outdoor experience for your customers, whilst achieving your own business goals.

Starting a luxury camping business with a bell tent is a vibrant and creative option. Not only does it provide you with a unique and appealing camping experience, but it also brings comfort, luxury and closeness to nature to your clients. With proper planning and careful design, you can make the bell tent a distinctive and luxurious camping site that will attract more guests to your experience. Whether you are a start-up or an extension of your existing business, bell tents offer you an opportunity full of potential to stand out in the ecotourism business and create unforgettable outdoor experiences for your customers.

This unique business model not only opens up business opportunities, but also allows you to become a leader and innovator in the ecotourism business. As the quest for nature, wellness and unique experiences continues to grow, bell tents offer a distinctive option for guests to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and into the arms of nature. By skilfully utilising the benefits of bell tents in these challenging and opportunistic times, you can create a highly sought-after brand that will attract clients from all over the world for an unforgettable luxury camping experience.

Such a business model not only impresses your guests, but also brings stable income and continuous growth to your business. At the same time, you can contribute to the cause of ecological conservation and promote the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. By continuously improving service quality and innovating campsite facilities and activity experiences, you can continue to attract new customers, retain old ones, and build a good reputation and brand image. Let the bell tent be the inspiration for your business, let the luxury camping experience be an unforgettable memory for your guests, and let your career flourish in the field of ecotourism business.

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