Editor’s note: Each month, we’d like to introduce you to one of our wonderful Glamping Hub hosts and what inspired them to create a glamping site. This month, we have Jenna, who manages this secluded tiny house in Clinton on Whidbey Island, Washington.
1. What is the story behind you starting your glamping site?
In 2013, I built a tiny house on wheels so that I could pursue my dream of living debt-free. For an entire year, I traveled the country with my tiny house in tow before settling in the Pacific Northwest. Now that I’m debt-free, I’m able to spend the majority of my time traveling. When I’m away, I like to share my tiny house with others. It’s a special space, and it helped me achieve my dreams. I hope that it inspires others, too!
2. What did you do before becoming a glamping host? What drew you to glamping?
Before becoming a glamping host, I have been a blogger and videographer. I like to share stories of other people living alternatively and building incredible structures.
3. In your opinion, how does your accommodation fit the definition of glamping?
My tiny house is the definition of glamping, because it’s set in the woods, with rustic and chic decor and simple, yet efficient, amenities. Outside, you can appreciate nature while roasting marshmallows over the fire pit or hiking the nearby trails; meanwhile, at the house, you can watch wildlife from the porch or enjoy stargazing out of the skylight in the bedroom loft.
4. What is the most special thing about your property?
Everything in the tiny house is customized and personalized, with innovative, space-saving furniture and efficient appliances. See how small you can go!
5. What do you love the most about running a glamping site? What are some of the challenges you face?
I love that I get to share my space—it’s a very special home to me. My favorite thing to do is read my guest book.
6. Tell us about your most memorable guest experience to date.
Some of the notes in my guest book are very heartfelt. One kind note was from someone who became inspired to build her own tiny house after staying in my space. There’s no better feeling than that!
7. Which three words are most commonly used in guest feedback about your accommodation?
Stylish, quirky, and magical.
8. Tell us about the experience you provide for guests visiting your glamping site.
Guests can expect to have a private oasis in the woods while staying in a quirky, small space that provides comfort and a one-of-a-kind experience.
9. If you could have anybody stay at your accommodation, who would it be and why?
I love hosting people who like new experiences that push the boundaries of the typical hotel room.
10. Are there any upcoming additions/changes to your glamping site you would like to share with us?
I’m roofing the patio/deck in a few weeks, so that my guests can enjoy sitting on the patio in all-weather conditions. I also plan on doing some landscaping in the near future, including installing a herb garden that guests will be encouraged to use and harvest for their cooking pleasure.