Transform your land into a profitable campsite.
If you have unused land, you can make regular income by turning it into a rural campsite. Many farmers across the UK and Ireland have started to rent their land out to campers looking for more affordable accommodation during their travels.
The surge in farm campsite bookings has made the prospect of starting a campsite even more appealing. Last year, over 18,500 people booked at least one overnight stay at farm sites across the UK and Ireland. So, how can you benefit from this growing camping and tourism industry?
Steps to Success
An average farmers income is £28,000 per year, so it’s no surprise that many have chosen to transform their land into a campsite. It’s a great opportunity to earn more money and the process is much easier than you might think. Before you dive in, you need to ask your local council for relevant information that will help you get started. They will be able to tell you how you can obtain a licence to run your own campsite and advise you on whether you need to apply for planning permission.
Choose your accommodation
There are many different accommodation types to choose from. Classic camping options such as tents are a popular choice. However, the rise of “glamping” has seen a rise in classier accommodation options such as Intupods, touring caravans and motorhomes.
If you want to commit to your own campsite, then it’s a good idea to treat it like a business. If you treat it like a hobby, then you’ll make hobby money. On the other hand, investing in a high quality and more permanent living space for your guests ensures you’ll keep making money long into the future. The most successful farm campsites receive over £28,661 a year, and this is on top of their usual farming income.
Why use camping pods?
Installing camping pods from Intupod gives you the freedom to choose how much you want to invest in your new business. You can have a bespoke pod made just for you and choose how much space you’ll need. Each pod is constructed with high-quality poly-based materials that provide a high strength structural form that is durable, lightweight and long lasting. Intupod also offers a great range of colours and finishes including zinc, copper, aluminium and birch plywood.
You can install as many pods as you like and the only requirement you’ll need is a flat land with a level base. They require very little maintenance, which is perfect for farmers who are busy tending to their other farming duties. Once you have your campsite ready to go, you can start advertising it and it won’t be long before people are flocking to your unique camping site.
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