Garden Sharing: what it is, how it works and how to travel by staying in the gardens.
Garden sharing is a widespread practice known all over the world since time immemorial and yet, today, it represents a novelty that promises to overwhelm the world of travel.
Looking for overnight accommodation in a private garden is possible thanks to the technology that the internet has made available to all those looking for information to travel using the web.
Sleeping in a private garden is a choice that can be motivated by many different reasons.
It can be an excellent expedient to divide the costs of accommodation, a way to save money or an opportunity to live a different and out of the ordinary travel experience.
Many choose alternative accommodations to increase the chances of making new acquaintances or to fully immerse themselves in the local reality of the countries they visit.
Not all travelers will be interested in practicing garden sharing but certainly there are many who like it and welcome the birth of garden sharing.it the Italian portal that proposes itself as a showcase and intermediary between garden sharers and tourists.
The initiative is aimed primarily at campers, backpackers and campers but there are examples of gardens equipped to accommodate even the most demanding tourists.
Are you thinking this is not for you?
Surely it is not for everyone but before discarding the idea of staying overnight in a private garden, can I ask you a question?
You know what the Glamping?
La parola è il risultato della fusione di due parole che solitamente non si trovano nella stessa frase: "Glamor" and "camping".
The new term was born to give a name to the latest trend of camping holidays but also to remove the concept of "relaxation" from luxury hotels and spas and bring people back to find peace and tranquility in direct contact with the elements basis of nature.
The type of accommodation also depends on the type of garden you choose to stay in and the care your host has for his guests.
Garden Sharing: the origins
The practice of offering hospitality in gardens has very ancient roots and was considered normal in not too distant historical periods.
In Europe, especially in France, there are luxury gardens, with tents equipped with every comfort and accessories.
The rediscovery of garden sharing began in England in 2005, referring to a practice that has origins far more deeply rooted in history.
Risale infatti al XVI secolo quando, specialmente in Francia e in Scozia, gli accampamenti erano molto comuni e si organizzavano eventi particolari.
Just remember the fox hunting scenes or the organization of Polo and Cricket matches in which nobles and rulers participated.
In reality, the concept is very simple and in fact, in most cases, it is nothing short of spartan accommodations.
Why do Glamping
The real reason behind the rediscovery of these practices is not the economic one but originates from the desire to live an alternative experience and to embrace the eco-friendly style.
Sleeping under a starry sky and between the walls in a tent is not just an "adventure" to be told to friends but a reasoned and motivated choice by the desire to enjoy the holiday causing the lowest possible environmental impact.
Staying outdoors is not only a practice for young people or ecologists but it can also be a valid alternative for people looking for the new boundaries of luxury camping.
Comforts can meet ecology and make you experience an unforgettable holiday.
A few examples?
At the foot of the Pyrenees in France, you can stay overnight in luxury tents for the whole family.
You can spend the night in a tree house, or in a garden with a swimming pool and padel fields.
In Australia or Africa it is possible to experience a safari-style holiday in a natural setting without equal.
In Slovenia, where it is colder, the tents are replaced by wooden structures in perfect ecological style.
And what about overnight stays in hammocks hanging from trees in the Amazon rainforest?
Garden Sharing: what it is
Garden sharing is a practice that brings garden owners together with travelers.
The owner of a garden (or an agricultural area, a forest, a land with a panoramic view) offers travelers various accommodation options:
- a space for the tent
- a space for the camper or caravan
- ready-made accommodation (house in a tree, pre-assembled tent, caravan)
Garden Sharing: how it works
If you own a garden and want to earn money by hosting tourists, you can become a "gardensharer" .
It is very easy: you simply have to register on the portal and follow the guided procedure.
In a few clicks your ad will be online and available to all users who consult the site to find a night accommodation.
The site also offers the possibility of chatting directly (between tourists and "gardensharers") to arrange for check-in and to agree on all the details.
Payment is made via Pay-Pal. The site freezes the payment until the successful completion of the stay and transfers the amount directly to the "gardensharer's" bank account within three days of check-out.
How to find a garden to rest:
If, on the other hand, you want to use the site to find accommodation during your travels, the site offers an easy and intuitive search engine that allows you to see the available gardens simply by typing the name of the place where you want to stay.
The results appear directly on the map with the prices clearly visible.
Then you can click on the garden you are interested in and view the card of the "gardensharer" you are interested in.
The next step is to contact your guest, agree on the terms of your stay and pay (using Pay-Pal).
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