Our Guide To Luxuries That Make Camping Glamping

"Glamping" has become a wildly popular form of travel. If you have fussy campers in your family or friendship group, this guide will help you to make your next camping trip a glamping trip, even in the most remote locations. We’ll include info on how the ideal solar power setup can help you bring the comforts of home anywhere. 


  • What Is Glamping?
  • How To Make Camping Luxurious
  • DIY Glamping Essentials
  • How to power ambient lights and appliances while glamping?

What is Glamping?

The word for ‘glamping’ combines ‘glamour’ and ‘camping’. The term is now well-recognised for camping which goes far beyond the basics. Glamping is all about the little extras that make your life easy and comfortable while still being in the great outdoors. But first, make sure you have all of the essentials you need to go camping. Then add the glamping touch to take the experience to luxury status!

How To Make Camping Luxurious

When setting up a DIY festival glamping site that’s the envy of other attendees, or creating a glamping experience for your next family camping adventure, here are the best DIY glamping hacks.

DIY glamping luxury items to bring

Comfort items

Ensure a snug retreat with essentials like pillows, cushions, blankets, a hammock and a comfy air mattress. With portable power, you can even include a fan to keep you cool on those scorching summer nights, power devices and have enough comfort to work on the road on those longer trips. 


Create a warm ambience with fairy lights and night lights around your camping area (learn more on setting up solar for beginners). With extra light that attracts insects, you will want to bring citronella candles to ward off mosquitoes. A head torch is also handy for venturing away from the campsite.


Keep boredom at bay with board games, books and a music speaker. You’ll need a battery to charge up your devices and keep everyone entertained. One way to monitor your battery is the Manager30 battery management system - journalist Alan Whiting’s choice for his 75 Landcruiser. 

A well-equipped camp kitchen

Don't forget the importance of a camp fridge for storing perishables. A coffee machine in your caravan or camper is another little luxury that a reliable vehicle power setup affords.

Camping Amenities

A camp toilet and shower go a long way to make camping more tolerable for those not used to it. You may have one in your van or camper, or consider a portable tent shower you can set up as you need it. Remember, you’ll need to have enough water for the shower too.

How to power ambient lights and appliances while glamping?

A portable power system is suitable for practically any adventure. Keep the lights on after it gets dark, charge your appliances and entertain into the evening. With gentle lighting, you can enjoy a summer campsite glow on those nights when a fire ban means you can’t have an open flame.  

You can turn camping into glamping with our reliable off-grid power systems

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the essential items to take for a successful glamping trip?

A high-quality tent or glamorous campervan, luxurious and comfortable bedding, portable cooking equipment, and portable solar to power your appliances and devices. Consider adding decor elements to add a touch of style and personal items to create a cosy atmosphere.

What makes camping glamping

Glamping, or glamorous camping, differs from traditional camping as it combines the adventure of camping with the luxury and amenities of home. Instead of roughing it in remote locations with minimal comforts, glamping means staying comfortable. It's all about enjoying the great outdoors without sacrificing convenience.

Can I make camping eco-friendly and how?

Yes, you can make glamping eco-friendly. This can be achieved by using solar power for appliances and choosing biodegradable products. Always remember to "leave no trace" and take all of your waste with you to preserve the beauty of nature.

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