We started out life as nomads. We led improvised lives grabbing shelter under the trees and the stars beside a fire. At some point, some bright spark thought caves might offer up a better roof over the head.
Shepherds twigged that they could lay down under animal skins, raised on posts to form tents. We started to fashion huts of wattle and daub and the first man-made homes appeared. Fast forward 5,000 years and here we are in our sophisticated houses in ever more congested cities wondering how we can reconnect with the wild.
Why is this? Well, strangely it’s to do with fear. Fear and excitement are one and the same in that we need stimulation to raise our heartbeat and imagination. Wii and X-box do their best but ultimately turn us into zombies. Camping is the closest activity we can find to make us feel totally alive.
However, we’ve spotted a flaw in this romantic story. You don’t feel totally alive if you’re woken up at 4am by a deflated mattress, flapping wind sheet or simply needing a pee and it’s raining outside. Classic Glamping aims to cure all these bugbears, although the weather might be beyond us.