7 Ways to Put Your Bell Tent to Work

Author: Louisa Fallon   Date Posted:15 February 2018 

Following a resurgance in popularity across Europe in recent years, canvas bell tents are really making their mark now here in Australia as the timeless design, aesthetics, durability and diversity of the bell tent becomes more widely recognised.

A bell tent isn't your every day purchase, it's an item that you've probably desired for some time, and maybe you've been saving your hard earned money to buy one.  Once you have it, you fall in love with it, and want to share your love for it with everyone!  Even better, you can actually earn an income from your bell tent too!  We share with you 7 ideas for putting your bell tent to work!

  1. Air BnB
    With the meteoric rise of AirBnB now being one of the top accommodation booking websites globally, homeowners are making the most of their available space and unique offerings.  If you have a flat grassy area on your property of between 6 and 8 sqm, and can offer access to bathroom facilities, then your bell tent could be earning you a steady income from the comfort of your own backyard!

  2. Mobile healing/massage/meditation tent
    Bell tents are a great mobile space for massage and healing businesses.  Take it to festivals, markets, or your retreat location, to create a stylish and private space to work with your clients.  A bell tent has more standing headroom than a traditional style tipi, allowing you and your clients to move around more freely.  We recommend a 5m bell tent as the minimum size for this purpose.

  3. Picnic parties
    There has been a huge rise in the popularity of picnic parties, particularly for days out with the girls, hens parties, birthday celebrations, and proposals!  A bell tent provides shelter from all the elements, and styled with some floor rugs, cushions and ottomans, provides a beautiful communal and intimate space for any special occasion.  Whether you collaborate with other local businesses or do it all yourself, this is a great business idea that you can grow as little or as much as you like in your local area.

  4. Mobile business space
    If you already have a small mobile business, or are thinking of starting one, and you need a pop-up indoor space or shelter from the elements, a bell tent could be both a stylish and practical answer. 
    They are perfect for any of the following purposes and more... facepainting tent, kids play tent, storytime tent, chai tent, party photobooth... we could go on, but you get the idea!

  5. Styling and event hire
    A bell tent is a great addition for styling and event companies to have in their offerings, offering a perfect space for bridal suites, chill out lounges, dressing rooms etc, as well as a picture-perfect backdrop for magazine photoshoots!

  6. Pop-up hotel
    Mobile bell tent accommodation businesses are popping up in stunning locations right across Australia!  Also referred to as glamping hire, the beauty of this opportunity is that you can keep it as small or as large as you want, and as local or as regional as you want.  One tent or 20, you can survey your local geographical area to find the niche that works in your area.  Whether it's hiring out a fully furnished bell tent pitched at your local campsite, a weekend package at the local winery, extra accommodation at retreats, guest accommodation for country weddings, or birthday sleepovers with friends, there is plenty of room in every corner of Australia for a bell tent business, no matter the size of your fleet!

  7. Glampsite
    If you already operate a campsite in some way, or are thinking of applying for local council approval to provide camping on your country property, you can take advantage of the growing demand for glamping experiences across Australia!  When furnished and styled thoughtfully, a luxury bell tent offers a unique experience for your guests. 

For unrivalled bell tent inspiration head to Instagram or Pinterest for more income-generating ideas, and styling inspiration too!  Whilst you're there, don't forget to follow us @stylish_camping_co!

We're always happy to hear from you if you have any questions about bell tents, or if you have a glamping business idea you'd like to discuss with us.  We love supporting our customers to get the most out of their bell tent - they really do take you on exciting adventures and to beautiful locations!  Bell tents can be a great investment, both personally and professionally! 

Check out our superior quality range of bell tents designed for the Australian climate.  Available in 3 popular sizes.  Delivery Australia-wide.  ZipPay available.




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