Go from camping to glamping – on a budget

It’s easy to see why glamping has taken off, but it’s the soaring cost of luxury adventure experiences that’s hard to get on-board with. If you want to camp in comfort here’s how to unwind in nature on a stylish shoestring.

Gazebo

‘A’ for accommodation

Start by setting up your area: You can use an A-frame tent, a bell tent, even a rooftop tent. It’s worth investing in a spacious, stylish gazebo so you can create a lush sheltered sitting area. Add some swish Moroccan style outdoor cushions, they’re beautifully designed and durable.

Location, location, location

Carefully consider where to set up camp. You can be in the middle of nowhere with no one in sight, but if there are no services on site, the serenity might not be worth it. Choose your preference, utter peace or a few people nearby.

Citronella candles

Keep the bugs at bay

After exploring your surroundings and before winding down for the day don’t forget to pop on some insect repellent. You can also protect your space and propel insects in a stylish and efficient way with citronella candles. For a more heavy-duty option check out our range of bug zappers.

Hammock

Beauty sleep bliss

Sleep is important and shouldn’t have to be comprised when camping. If sleeping bags aren’t your thing, you can cover up with your duvet from home and along with your favourite throws and cushions to curl up in comfort. Place a rug on the floor so you step out of bed onto soft carpet-like flooring. For lazy afternoons, chill in your own lush hammock.

Glamping for the gourmet

Forget the idea of tinned food or dry granola bars. With a portable bbq you can easily make gourmet, warming one-pot meals like paella, orzo and israeli couscous that are fast and fancy. Don’t forget a picnic rug and remember delicious dinners, rich cheeses and chilled refreshments rely on a decent esky and ice packs, too.

 

Set up dining areas with a folding table and comfortable chairs so there’s no awkward balancing of dinner plates and so you can sit back and relax at night. Dress the space with candles and hanging lanterns. If you want more you could even set up solar lights and a bluetooth speaker with your own powerpack.

 

D.I.Y. glamping is all about bringing a bit of luxury into nature and it’s well worth the investment when you can live it up all summer long.

Go get your glamping goodies

To check out the full range of products, drop by your local Bunnings.

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Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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