Our long-term partnership approach and package of services is unique within this sector – a strong reflection of our teams’ motivations and vast experience.
What defines us is our belief in the positive impact of sustainable rural tourism, our flexible attitude to each partnership and the extensive support we provide.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A 10-year commitment
and support package
60% OCCUPANCY AND
AVERAGE £120 PER NIGHT
£10,000 NET PROFIT
PER ANNUM, PER POD
Our average site has 6 pods
WHAT YOU DO
Own the land
Fund the planning application, site landscaping work and any chosen soft furnishings within the pod
Act as on-site host – servicing the pods, maintaining brilliant standards
WHAT FURTHER SPACE DO
Fund and deploy the pods
Maintain and refurbish the pods
Provide a full package of professional services and support over a 10 year period - more info on that below
FROM PLANNING AND BREAKING GROUND
TO AMAZING SITE
AND HAPPY GUESTS
WE’RE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
PACKAGE OF SERVICES & SUPPORT
These services are exclusive to our 10-year support package, and with a growing number of fantastic Further Space locations launching across Ireland and the UK, we’re proud of our successful track record.
PLANNING & ARCHITECTURAL
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
SITE FEASIBILITY, OUTLINE COSTS
SITE LAYOUT AND DESIGN
ARCHITECTURAL EXPERTISE: PRE-PLANNING
DISCUSSIONS WITH PLANNING UNIT
COORDINATION OF SITE SURVEYS AND PLANNING APPLICATION
SUPPORT LIAISING WITH UTILITY COMPANIES
CONSTRUCTION & POD DEPLOYMENT
DEDICATED PROJECT MANAGER
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND SITE WORKS
SUPPORT WITH FIRE, FOOD, HEALTH AND
FULL DEPLOYMENT OF OUR EXCLUSIVE 4 BERTH,
EN-SUITE, HEATED PODS
TOURISM GRADING, ACCREDITATION AND
PRE-LAUNCH & BUSINESS READINESS
DEDICATED BOOKING SYSTEM AND RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
DEVELOPMENT OF BRAND IDENTITY AND
ONLINE LISTINGS AND BOOKING SYSTEM
SET-UP, INCL. AUTOMATED EMAILS
SET-UP AND MANAGEMENT WITH ONLINE
TRAINING ON IT SYSTEMS
OPERATOR’S HANDBOOK: YOUR GUIDE TO
RUNNING A BRILLIANT GLAMPING LOCATION
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY OF YOUR SITE
LAUNCH & ONGOING OPERATIONS
DEDICATED RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
MARKETING AND ADVERTISING EXPERTISE, INCL.
INTEGRATED CAMPAIGN AND DIGITAL STRATEGIES
HANDLING OF ALL PRE AND POST-STAY
FINANCE AND BUSINESS ADMIN SERVICES
HANDLING OF ALL PAYMENTS AND BANK FEES,
INCL. MONTHLY PAYMENTS MADE TO PARTNERS
TOTAL LOSS INSURANCE FOR PODS
UPKEEP AND ONGOING MAINTENANCE OF PODS
MAXIMISING OUR SUSTAINABILITY, GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AND HOW WE CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IS A CORE PART OF OUR JOURNEY
OUR FOCUS IS TO WORK WITH PARTNERS TO OFFER GUESTS MORE THAN GLAMPING.
We aim to provide an experience. One which takes into account cultural, environmental and economic sustainability.
OUR PODS ARE BUILT USING HIGH-GRADE MATERIALS & A HAVE A VERY LOW IMPACT ON LAND.
Industrial grade insulation ensures year-round business and reduced energy costs. With a minimal footprint, our sites blend into their surroundings.
WE HELP REDUCE THE INTENSIVE NATURE OF OUR PARTNERS’ FARMING
By providing new revenue streams several of our farming partners have reduced their livestock count, reducing their carbon output.
To help us continually assess and improve our performance, we’ve adopted the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for improvement.
OUR PROCESS IS AN EXCITING JOURNEY, FOR US AND OUR PARTNER-HOSTS
The key stages are outlined below. On average the process takes 12-15 months from planning stages to welcoming guests.
DISCOVERY STAGE – ARE WE A FIT?
We’re looking for for engaging and enthusiastic landowners with a minimum 1 acre of land which can be dedicated to glamping. It needs to offer something special – whether it’s a beautiful view or proximity to interesting attractions or events. What also really matters is that we’re both ambitious and motivated to develop an amazing glamping offering. We take time to review your application, talk to you and explore our fit.
If we’re a fit, our business development team will work closely with you to develop and agree on a clear plan. You’ll work with our architect to begin planning discussions. We’ll survey the feasibility of your site, start defining the layout and design and begin discussions regarding the required utilities.
Now you’ll work with a dedicated project manager on the exciting part – building. From construction and site works to considering health and safety obligations. From getting our brilliant pods functioning on your site to having your offering graded and quality assured, we work alongside each other every step of the way.
PRE-LAUNCH & BUSINESS READINESS
You’ll begin this stage by working with us on branding and messaging – what’s special about you and your location. Once we have this feeling great, our channel manager will begin building your location’s presence online. Listings, booking systems, travel agents, training on IT systems, your handbook – the works. Photography and videography of your new location too.
When your location is ready to launch, you simply need to think about hosting your guests on site. Our marketing and customer service teams handle the advertising and promotion of you and your location, and they take care of all the comms around bookings too. This said, you still have every opportunity to promote and upsell your offering further, if you like.
We commit to our support package for 10 years. An important aspect of this are the financial services and support which we provide. This includes handling all payments and bank fees, producing regular statements and providing partners with monthly payments. Lastly, on an ongoing basis we also provide upkeep and maintenance of our pods as well as total loss insurance.
IN MORE DETAIL
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
As a landowner, you cover the costs of planning and sitework, but by partnering with us we provide our 4 star pods with no upfront cost. That means that you can start your glamping site with as little as £60k, while we invest up to £250k.
If you need to secure additional funding in order to complete your siteworks, we are able to help with this process. We can work with you to produce a detailed business plan for you to present to any potential lender. As we already have a significant number of sites up and running and our business model is proven to work, the income is clearly demonstratable. This means lenders are more comfortable about supporting our partners as opposed to individuals with no experience in this industry.
From first making contact with Further Space our partners take approximately 12 to 15 months before sites are open. On average it takes 2 months to sign an agreement with us, 3 months planning preparation, 3 to 6 months in planning, 4 months site works.
Our most profitable sites make significant additional income from ‘non-accommodation revenue’. For most of our sites these are elements such as Fire Packs, BBQ Kits, Breakfast, etc. However, there is no limit to what you can offer customers. Bike hire, exclusive fishing rights, horse riding, yoga classes and family photoshoots are all being offered or considered by our current partners. We offer the customer the chance to purchase these items through our website when they book their pod. This is the best possible time to sell these additional packages. Importantly, although we process this payment for you, 100% of the revenue for additional sales comes directly to you. We take no fees or commission.
In many ways Further Space is similar to a franchise. We offer partners access to business services, collective purchasing powers, have central advertising and marketing budgets and provide a strong brand. The main difference is that we empower our partners to put their own stamp onto their site, their pods and the way they welcome their guests. Sites are named by our partners, with their own branding. Each site is designed to reflect its location and its owners and as our partners provide the soft furnishings for their own pods there is also plenty of opportunity to influence their look and feel.