Kylie and Tamika in Tasmania, Australia

Editor’s observe: Every month, we prefer to introduce considered one of our fantastic Glamping Hub hosts and ask what impressed them to create a glamping web site. This month, we’re showcasing Glamping Hub’s Host of the Month for October 2021 – Kylie and Tamika.

Beginning their glamping enterprise at 18 and 22 years outdated on their household’s natural farm in Tasmania, these sisters are enthusiastic about eco-accommodation and sustainable tourism. As tiny residence designers in Australia, Kylie and Tamika gave us an perception into their glamping host story at their Tiny Home excellent for a romantic getaway close to Devonport, Tasmania.

Host of the Month for October 2021 - Kylie and Tamika from Tasmania, Australia

Inform us a bit about your self…

Tamika and I (Kylie) are sisters who grew up in our stunning island state of Tasmania on our household’s natural farm on the north coast. From our childhood by way of to our college years, we each have been very inventive and developed passions for sustainability and design. I went on to check for my Bachelor of Structure (growing a selected curiosity in microarchitecture and sustainability). Throughout this time I fell in love with sharing tales and our island state to vacationers as a mattress and breakfast host throughout my summers, and dreamt of working my very own institution someday.

Approaching my commencement, I couldn’t determine which I liked extra, design or journey/tourism. Upon commencement, Tamika and I had shaped up the concept and beginnings of our tiny home on wheels lodging dream; the proper resolution to combining each the above.

At present we design and create the tiny houses which are actually shared as 100% off-grid, eco tiny-house-on-wheels lodging on our childhood farm.

Luxury Tiny House near Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

What attracted you to proudly owning a glamping property?

The tiny home concept was excellent as a result of, firstly, we may transfer them if we would have liked and so they have minimal impression on the surroundings, which was actually vital to us, as it’s positioned on our household’s natural farm.

Regardless of a few of their measurement restrictions, they do enable flexibility in design creativity. We additionally wished to discover our ardour for eco-accommodation and sustainability by making them photo voltaic passive and self-sufficient. Our lodging is completely off-grid, harvesting their very own solar energy and storing to be used, on-site greywater techniques, gravity-fed rainwater, composting bathrooms, and so forth.

As well as, I felt there was one thing very enticing and highly effective in with the ability to design areas and share them with the world by way of journey and tourism. We now additionally design and create furnishings and show our personal paintings as part of the narrative and storytelling of who we’re as hosts, which helps construct a memorable and distinctive expertise for our friends.

Glamping in Tasmania, luxury tiny home by Host of the Month for October 2021 - Kylie and Tamika.

Each glamping web site has a particular story, may you inform us about yours?

We each really feel extraordinarily humbled to have grown up in such a phenomenal a part of Tasmania; from rolling countryside landscapes to jaw-dropping coastal vistas. Our childhood days roaming the farm and Tasmanian native bushland had a long-lasting impression on us each. Now with the ability to open that as much as others could be very particular for us.

We spend loads of time wanting on the design of the tiny houses earlier than we construct them, to seek out the most effective methods to have fun the panorama they may occupy, but additionally how we are able to encourage others to be taught in regards to the place they’re positioned. We now have additionally included small edible gardens with tiny houses in order that friends can decide their very own produce throughout their keep and be taught in regards to the farm and agricultural area.

Host of the Month for October 2021 - Kylie and Tamika from Tasmania, Australia in from on their Tiny Home.

Are you able to inform us about your most memorable visitor expertise up to now?

We now have been honored to have had some wonderful conversations alongside the best way. From friends from totally different international locations who’re excited and interested by our lifestyle in Australia and visa versa to inspiring conversations round problems with housing affordability, sustainable design, and local weather change; prompted however the tiny-house-on-wheels idea. We additionally get a number of friends who select to remain to have fun a special day, which is absolutely significant to us.

Should you may have anyone keep at your lodging, who wouldn’t it be and why?

Kevin McCloud. With out realizing it on the time (having seen the present previous to the start of our dream), his tiny-shed-on-wheels venture in Man-Made Dwelling was one of many catalysts for us. A lot of his philosophies round materials, sustainability, and recycling resonate with us.

And naturally, by way of our insatiable love for design and structure, we’re big followers of Grand Designs, so having him keep would simply be unimaginable.

Tiny House in Australia, Tasmania designed and created by Kylie and Tamika, Glamping Hub

What are a few of the challenges you face and what have you ever discovered since opening?

I feel selecting to co-found a brand new enterprise straight out of college for me on the age of twenty-two, and faculty for Tamika, aged 18, was is a bit up-side-down in hindsight; within the sense of financially funding the venture, moderately than ready till we had a minimum of ten years in careers some place else.

Nonetheless, on the similar time, we wouldn’t change our journey for the world, as we utterly love what we do and the place it has taken us, and every year it has been getting simpler and simpler. As well as, it’s quick turning into obvious that it’s not sustainable to try to run the lodging on our personal, which we’ve completed for the previous few years. We stay up for rising our little enterprise additional and bringing in assist in the not-too-distant future.

Luxury Tiny Home on Organic Farm and Vineyard in Tasmanina, Australia.

How was your first time internet hosting?

I really feel fortunate that I had spent a lot of years working as a breakfast host and throughout comparable roles for various properties previous to beginning our lodging. I feel with any new enterprise, the beginning is at all times a quick-learning expertise. Listening to your friends is central, so we made positive we included a way for friends to overview and provides us recommendations from the start. We’re at all times seeking to discover methods to make the expertise even higher, with ours friends’ suggestions and concepts fuelling that.

Host of the Month for October 2021 - Kylie and Tamika from Tasmania, Australia

What do you like essentially the most about working a glamping web site?

We at all times really feel so humbled that vacationers select to stick with us and expertise what we’ve created. It’s very humbling when friends flip round and thank us for giving them such a particular expertise for sharing the tiny houses with them, which is absolutely heartwarming and particular.

The place is your excellent vacation vacation spot? Aside from your glamping property after all!

New Zealand. I’ve visited there as soon as earlier than for a brief vacation, however I need to return. We’re avid hikers and massive nature lovers. As well as, there are some fairly wonderful glamping properties there, that quantity my bucket checklist’s, locations to remain.

Luxury interior of tiny home in Australia.

What recommendation would you give to anybody seeking to begin or enhance their very own glamping enterprise?

Discover the core issues that you’re enthusiastic about, which ought to and can change into central to what you need to do and what you need to share with others. Additionally, hearken to your friends. I used to be as soon as informed that criticism is your biggest flattery; with out it, how would you enhance and develop.

Decking area of tiny house glamping in Australia.

Our group of hosts means the whole lot to us right here at Glamping Hub, which is why we like to share their tales in our Host of the Month characteristic. Should you’re searching for glamping in Australia, try Kylie and Tamika’s tiny residence on their natural farm and winery in Tasmania.

Have you ever learn our earlier Host the Month blogs? Don’t miss final month’s Sherry and Houston from Texas, or Alejandro from Spain‘s story, featured in August.

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