GLAMPING: SUSTAINABLE IMMERSION IN NATURE01/08/2019
Alongside the passing of time marked by the dawn and the sunset, the desire is also to discover unconventional destinations: the boundless Australian desert or Wadi Rum in Jordan, the crystal clear waters of Thailand, the wonders of the Amazon rainforest.... According to a recent survey published by YouGov, 72% of Italians interviewed want above all to experience an adventure in nature that is outside the box, like sleeping in an igloo, visiting an active volcano...and according to a Booking survey, the alternative and experiential vacation is a real trend. However, you do not have to give up the comforts of city life.
In fact, there are many “glamping” accommodation solutions that combine innovation, design and extra comfort with ecology. Alongside the more “traditional” tents, caravans, vintage caravans and mobile homes - to be imagined, however, in a super-equipped and, above all, environmentally friendly version - the choice is between camouflage tree houses or charming igloos, and the Asian yurts also called ghers - circular wooden structure, which is removable and easily transportable, covered with waterproof and transparent fabrics in the upper part to enjoy the spectacle of the starry sky; the brand new pod - an open air wooden structure, a sort of mountain hut, which is conical in shape, ideal for couples and families; wigwams very similar to Native American tents - consisting of a frame made up of poles, covered with skins or more often fabrics, wicker or mats; and the newest bubble rooms - of the increasingly popular bubble hotels abroad and now also in Italy - romantic transparent bubbles where you can enjoy, in addition to the unmissable starry, breath-taking landscapes on the seashore, like in the heart of a green forest.
This captures the link with the COEX philosophy, a revolutionary technology created to make vegetable fibre fabrics that are 100% fireproof, enhancing the properties inherent in the very nature of the cellulose.
Therefore, electricity from 100% renewable sources (wind and photovoltaic in the head), hot water production solar thermal system, accessibility without a car, low consumption LED lighting, organic food, biodynamic and 0 km, biodegradable and eco-friendly detergents , recycling, 80% composting and recycling areas are some of the conditions “sought” particularly by glamping tourism .
Glamping offers the opportunity to experience the beauty of real natural oases, - on the highest peaks, by the sea or in wilder areas - anticipated and accommodated in structures designed with the strictest adherence to the highest standards of sustainability, starting from energy, water, resources and raw materials savings.
Unlike the more traditional campers, the modern glamper does not bring their “home” with them, aiming for the essential and relying on their organizational and survival skills. Not all of us were scouts or are accustomed to this, even though nature calls us and irresistibly attracts us. Indeed, according to a recent survey by Eurodap (European association for Panic Disorder) many people feel the need to travel and stay in complete safety, together with the desire for exclusivity and adventure.