Pink Outhouse - DIY Glamping
Outhouse is a fun place for Glampers and Semi-Glampers to
browse. Here you will find Glamping inspiration, short stories,
helpful DIYs, tips and tricks, and much more. Glamping is like
camping; only cleaner, comfier, safer and more luxurious. Its
kind of lika a big pyjama-party!
The idea is
to enjoy the adventures and wild experiences of nature and the
great outdoors. But with some new rules: trashy magazines,
makeup, wine glasses, cute clothes, cushy bedding and colourful
sarongs replace traditional camping gear.
How I morphed from Camping to “Glamping”
Well, someone has
finally come up with a catchy name for what I've been doing all
I spent many years family camping,
backpacking, canoing and hiking.
to some deserted island on Lake of the Woods in Ontario for a
stay; carrying all our provisions on our backs. If you forgot
something; you had to improvise.
one of these trips, I
managed to bring
small luxuries...like a real
a tiny night-lite,
or a colourful sarong to
the turned-over-canoe dinner table.
I learned to be quite resourceful with sizing these things down
and finding the lightest, most compact ways to pack them into my
backpack. Intead of using a standard sleeping bag; I'd cut-down
a feather pillow and duvet to make them Back-pack size,. I'd
bring thin cotton scarves in differnt sizes that would
multi-serve as sheets, privacy curtains, pouches, sun shelter,
beach blankets, saris, wrap-skirts, bedspreads, table cloths,
etc. A sari covered with a thin sheet of clear vinyl makes a
lovely, wipe-able table-cloth.
Since those days, I've tried different
camping styles; including a tent trailer, truck cap, truck
camper, a van, and even a tent on top of a truck box. Now, I'm
back to a ground tent, and a well-stocked SUV. And I still enjoy
the cushy glam mixed with the great outdoors.
The Pink Outhouse – how it got its name
There are no outhouses (primative privies) in the natural woods;
so we would always designate an area for this use. For privacy's
sake, I would string rope through the trees, and drape colourful
sheets over them to create walls. My companions laughingly
referred to this cordoned-off area as the Pink Outhouse.