Join Tentsile’s global network of Experience Camps
If you have ever thought of embarking on a business venture that incorporates your love and knowledge of your local area, and bringing people together to create fun and unique adventures, then a Tentsile Experience Camp might be for you. Maybe you are already living the dream, running your own campsite, living off the land or managing an eco-travel service like guided walking or bike tours, or kayak trips in the wilderness. Since the pandemic hit last year, you might be considering a change of direction in your lifestyle or career. Perhaps you’d like to elevate your existing campsite or start a new one and share a beautiful location with others. If this sounds like you, read on.
Tentsile Experience Camps (TECs) are the world’s greenest tree hotels for environmentally conscious travellers. Since the first TEC began in Finland in 2015, visitors have been offered a once-in-a-lifetime, low-carbon experience in the most beautiful natural locations and World Heritage Sites around the world. Camps have also been piloted in several National Parks in Finland and Italy to help with conservation of the area. The camps are run by locals with knowledge of the area and provide an authentic cultural experience for all. As Covid-19 changed the world and the travel industry in 2020, it has also demanded a new generation of safe travel, and tree tent camping provides natural social distancing with a fundamental eco-travel mission.
You may want to create a tranquil, digital detox TEC, with an emphasis on turning off technology and reconnecting with nature, or creating a vibrant campsite that offers a range of additional educational / skill developing / well-being services and activities. The options are endless and can be tailored to the your own expertise and what the natural landscape provides; lake swimming, paddle boarding, rock climbing and yoga, environmental education and foraging are just some possible ideas. You can create your own paradise for others to share and enjoy.
We know that this will be a new challenge for some so we’ll be here to help you get started. The Tentsile Experience Camp Team are available to support with their wealth of experience, resources and advice to share with you. The range of packages includes set-up support and consultancy, PR and marketing services, access to our global network, brand partners, our online booking management system, media bank and more.
When you become a TEC you’ll have the trusted branding and experience of Tentsile behind you, and the eyes of our 250k+ social following directed towards your campsite. We are often asked where someone can try out one of our products for a few nights, and directing them to their local TEC has always been our go-to advice for someone wanting to truly experience tree camping.
We know we have a dedicated following of people around the globe who love the lifestyle we promote and want to be a part of it, so this is an ideal launch pad for any new campsite or service provider wanting to join the TEC community.
As a Tentsile Experience Camp you will join the list of exclusive and extraordinary locations around the globe that host the most unique camping opportunities available. We have members based everywhere from UNESCO World Heritage Sites to jungle escapes, and a number of locations where elevated camping is the only option, making it a unique and fun experience for all guests.
TEC Case Study
It’s possible to make a success of a TEC in just one season. Here is an example from Finland.
The season runs from May to September with an average of 50% occupancy equal to 75 nights in total. This was set up by one person leading the camp.
8 x 2-person tree tents | 600 guests in five months
Guest fee: 75 eur per person, per night
75 nights x 75 eur (per person) x 2 people = 11 250 eur x 8 tents = 90 000 eur (total sales)
PLUS: additional services, meals, drinks, sauna, other activities…(ranging 30-50 eur per person average)
Tent sales through tentsilecamps.com (10% commission)
License fee starting from 1 000 eur
8 x Tree Tents: 4 800 eur
Compost toilet, shower, fireplace: 5 000 eur
Total investment 10 800 eur
"UNESCO World Heritage Site Verla is all about connecting with nature, cultural heritage and locality. Tentsile Experience Camp gives us much needed scalability with minimum ecological footprint emphasizing our ambitions in highly sustainable travel.” - CEO Sami Hänninen, TEC VERLA FINLAND
So, how can you become a licensed Tentsile Experience Camp?
You will need some land in a beautiful and inspiring setting, a genuine love of sustainable outdoor living and the time and passion to create a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors. Tentsile Tree Tents normally do not require planning permissions so there is no extra paperwork or applications necessary.
Join the sustainable travel movement!