Do Lectures Australia 2014

Happy Glamper has been incredibly humbled and blessed to have been involved in the inaugural Do Lectures Australia in April this year.

I received the call from Samantha Bell, one of the co-founders, shortly after launching Happy Glamper in late 2013. Sam asked if we could provide accommodation for approximately 80 people near Falls Creek in late April… I literally only had 2 – 3 bell tents but the call to action was unmistakable!

Knuckling down, finding finance and expanding our bell tent fleet in order to be a supplier for Do Lectures is the best thing we ever could have done for this beautiful unique business. After an incredible week in the high country, getting to know Payne’s Hut and the ‘DO Crew’, we have been invited back to provide glamping accommodation for Do Lectures Australia 2015. Bring. It. On!


Mark Lobo was the wonderful photographer present – click here for a small sample of the many hundreds of photos he took.


The DoBlog sums up the enigma of DO as follows:

It’s hard to describe the DO effect, it’s something of an enigma.

To some, it might seem that the experience is limited to the lucky few who get to attend. That, with communications down and the internet switched off, they’re the only people that really benefit from it.

But in reality, those attendees are the kindling; brought together to form the tipi over the spark of DO. When they leave, the fire burns on. They tell everyone they know about what happened and add more fuel to the flame. Soon the embers spread across the whole world; through stories told with smiles, through tweets of gratitude and inspiration, through photographs that bottled that single moment of pure contentedness.

The event itself is a pebble dropped in the ocean, the catalyst of the ripples that perpetuate past the horizon and into someone else’s life. DO Australia’s very first event may be over, but that fire is still spreading. Be that in the Chicken Shed, where Naomi returned to the DO Wales team to retell the joy of DO AUS, or between speakers passing on advice to the line up for June, or for the 2014 community who are leafing through the pages of their notebooks with a friend.

The word is spreading. It’s an organic thing, something we incite but don’t control. The enigma of DO.