Wadi Rum, the most spectacular desert landscape in Jordan, also known as “Valley of the Moon” because it is as quiet and silent as the surface of the moon. This is a typical pure sand desert, with huge weathered rocks like castles, adding jumping changes to the gentle lines. With the fabulous desert view, there are over 200 campsites in the Wadi Rum Protected Area.
Checklist of Set up Dome Camp
Starting dome camp in Wadi Rum? You may consider how to start profiting from a luxury land to glamping and how to make the campsite unique? Now, you can own your glampsite with Shelter dome kits in 40 days. You will learn about setting up glampsite from the checklist we share.
Glamping business is a brilliant way to earn money by renting out the glamping dome. Not only in Wadi Rum, but you can also set up the dome tent in the idle land of your backyard to make extra income.
Let’s get started!
DAY1. BUY THE DOME KIT
Shelter glamping dome package includes the steel frame, PVC fabric, and insulation layer. Choose the sizes (3 standard glamping dome floor area: 28sqm, 40sqm, 50sqm and customized) and optional dome accessories: curtain rail, flooring, door, glass window, ventilation window, stove jack, solar extractor fan, magnetic screen door and more.
Complete the order, the domes will be shipped to the port of Jordan in 25-day’s time, so you will have enough time for other preparations.
DAY 2 – 3. APPLY FOR PERMISSION
Contact your local authority and apply for any building permissions you might need before you start the campsite. Permissions are sometimes required but when you gonna use semi-permanent dome tents for the accommodations, the paperwork should be lighter to pass than permanent buildings. However, you may be concerned that each country may review site using a different set of criteria. Including the type of accommodation, building windload and snowload, campsite location, road accessibility, traffic flow, topography, the impact of infrastructure, etc.
Apply for site license. It will depend on the number and type of units, spacing between the units, washing and sanitary facilities, drainage, water and waste systems, gas storage and fire safety, access roads and footpaths, electrical installations. You must have planning permission for the luxury campsite before you apply for a license.
DAY 4. PLAN THE INFRASTRUCTURE
Once you bought the dome tents, plan the site facilities and service you gonna provide. Field kitchen, toilets, bathroom, reception area, pantry, game zone, hot tub, swimming pool, meditation room, spa, etc.
DAY 5. CREATE SITE CHECKLIST
Enlist and start organizing all the items that are necessary for building a glamping site. This includes electrical installation, sewage disposal facilities, fire safety, gas storage, sanitary facilities, and glamping amenities including platform where the guests could enjoy the wonderful desert view, furniture, lighting, heating, and curtain.
DAY 6 – 23. HOW TO MAKE YOUR GLAMPSITE UNIQUE
Actually, you already owned the unique dome tent and the land in a fabulous location. If you want to upgrade your glamping site, think about upscale services, buffet, competitive discounts, spa/yoga treatments, swimming pool, children’s playground, jeep tours, camel riding, and hiking, etc. Also, purchase all necessary high-end furniture and amenities for your accommodations: a comfortable bed, bathtub, toiletries, candle, lamps, chimney, curtains…
DAY 25 – 35. SET UP GLAMPING DOME
The dome tent will be arrived the port of Jordan in 25 days. Then you can assemble all the structures on platforms and onsite facilities. Shelter offers an installation manual for you, building up the domes easily. For example, a dia. 6m dome takes 2 hours with crew of 2 (without internal accessories).
DAY 36. LISTING YOUR DOME CAMP IN SOCIAL MEDIA
Spread the glamping site you are setting up and making them an offer they cannot refuse. You can build up a website from WordPress, there are many website themes for you to choose from. Create an account and make good use of the online listing sites such as Glamping Hub, Booking, Airbnb, Trivago, Tripadvisor… Promote your site on social media, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram. Also, you can launch a Google Adwords campaign.