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Five:Am + Organic Awareness Month

By | Bell Tents, Event Hire, Slow Living

Five:am Organics celebrated ‪Organic Awareness Month‬ in style this year! In mid-September eight city bloggers were invited to travel in a kombi to Gippsland where Happy Glamper provided the glamping accommodation on an organic farm! Tamsin’s Table provided a full day of seasonal cooking classes and the girls got a hands-on tour of a working organic farm. To see loads more photos check out #KombiOnTour on instagram.   Georgia from Georgeats wrote: We rode in a Vintage VW kombi, picnic-ed in the sun while little piglets frollicked in the surrounds, fell asleep in indulgent ‘glamping’ tents (to the sound of the…

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The Slow Camp – Welcome Spring!

By | Bell Tents, Camping Mornington Peninsula, Event Hire, Glamping Mornington Peninsula, Lotus Belle tent, Mornington Peninsula, Slow Living, The Slow Camp

‘WELCOME SPRING!’ To celebrate the return of Spring we pitched a small bell tent village on the foreshore of Point Leo, a quiet hamlet close to stunning surf beaches. From 4 – 6 September we welcomed a total of 13 people for an amazing weekend of creating, connecting and unwinding. A full write-up and more photos will be offered on The Slow Camp’s new website (to be launched soon)! INCLUSIONS The following activities were included in The Slow Camp ‘Welcome Spring’: Photography by Andrew Northover Glamping in canvas bell tents – fully furnished quirky canvas rooms, complete with king-single stretcher beds with…

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‘That Time We Went Glamping in a Vintage Airstream’

By | Airstream, Camping Mornington Peninsula, Glamping Mornington Peninsula, Mornington Peninsula

Glamping in a vintage Airstream called Peggy Sue I love nothing more than seeing what our guests get up to during their glamping experience! Sophie Timothy, a kind-hearted photographer from Melbourne, and her partner went glamping in our vintage Airstream over Easter. She blogged about her wonderful weekend here. Take a peek at Sophie’s post for some gorgeous imagery showing a simple lantern at night…    

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The Slow Camp – Winter Solstice

By | Glamping Mornington Peninsula, Mornington Peninsula, The Slow Camp

WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION Our inaugural The Slow Camp was held from 19 – 21 June 2015. To celebrate the Winter Solstice we created a small bell tent village on the foreshore of Point Leo, a quiet hamlet close to stunning surf beaches. We invited 16 people who all created, connected and slowed down amongst nature and like-minded people. It was a blissful weekend of sleeping under canvas near surf beaches, exploring meditative mandala colouring, stretching with AntiGravity yoga, meditative rituals, sharing life skills conversations, stunning sunrises and yummy food! VISUAL DIARY Our Campsite: Friday evening: Saturday sunrise with JK Fitness session: Life-skills Discussions with Amelia Williams (Nurture…

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Girls Wellness Weekend

By | Bell Tents, Camping Mornington Peninsula, Engagements, Event Hire, Glamping Mornington Peninsula, Mornington Peninsula

The always-active Hailie from The Brightside arranged one of our Lotus Belles and a 5m bell tent for nine women earlier this month. It was all part of a Girls Wellness Weekend held on the southern Mornington Peninsula. Carly Ravenhall was the photographer for the weekend and she captured the essence so well! In Carly’s words: What an amazing weekend this was… Our wonderful Fitness Trainer and all round awesome woman, Nicole Bourke (from The Heart of Pilates) had organised a beautiful “Wellness Weekend” away for us girls down on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula through her gorgeous friend, Haylie from The Brightside. The…

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Slow Living Byron

By | Bell Tents, Event Hire, Glamping Mornington Peninsula, Slow Living

Slow Living Byron Retreat by Local Milk In April Jessie from Happy Glamper packed a trailer and drove all the way from the Mornington Peninsula to Byron Bay. The allure of collaborating with the likes of Beth Kirby, Luisa Brimble, Rebekka Seale, Aaron Teece and Lean Timms on the Slow Living Byron Retreat was strong, making the travel miles easy! A small bell tent oasis was created on the grounds of Avalon Lea amidst lush tropical fronds and green hills. The interiors were customised at Beth Kirby’s direction, using soft neutrals and green accents inspired by the surroundings. For four days magic was…

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Do Lectures Australia 2015

By | Bell Tents, Event Hire, Glamping Mornington Peninsula

In March 2015 we packed up 27 bell tents and our Airstream ‘Peggy Sue’ and hit the road for Do Lectures Australia 2015. Having experienced the rapture of the inaugural one just 11 months prior, we knew we were in for a special week! After a day of travelling over mountains and navigating narrow roads with steep drops we spent the next two days pitching and styling, creating bell tent villages at three different locations: Big River Campground in Shannonvale, Payne’s Hut in Glen Valley and at Glen Wills Retreat in Glen Willis. During our week away we forged friendships toasting…

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Camp Lovetron

By | Festival Wedding, Glamping Wedding

One of the most memorable weddings we have done is ‘Camp Lovetron’! Meg and Johnny are high school sweethearts with music and creativity in their blood. Their festival-style wedding was captured so well by Louisa Bailey, scroll for glamping-festival-wedding-eye-candy!  

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Rural wedding glamping

By | Bell Tents, Engagements, Event Hire, Festival Wedding, Glamping Mornington Peninsula, Glamping Wedding

Wedding Glamping in a beautiful paddock… In late November 2014 we provided wedding glamping for guests of a beautiful couple called Joanne and Michael. In Joanne’s words it was ‘in the middle of a paddock with no electricity or running water’ but the result was truly magical! The wedding has just been featured on Real Weddings! Click here for full description, more photos and details of suppliers. Excerpt: Michael’s favourite aspect of the day was being able to share his farm with our guests and provide them with the opportunity to sleep over. He made contact with Happy Glamper, who specialise…

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The Love Assembly: Travel Blogger

By | Bell Tents, Camping Mornington Peninsula, Glamping Mornington Peninsula, Mornington Peninsula

The Love Assembly goes happy-glamping! We had the lovely Aubrey from The Love Assembly travel to the Mornington Peninsula with her boyfriend to try our style of glamping and explore some hidden gems in our stunning region. Aubrey has just posted about her adventures, click here for the full post! Below is the cute VLog Aubrey made of her adventures, including checking into her bell tent, finding a gorgeous rockpool, stand-up paddleboarding with PSUPs and climbing beach cliffs!  

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