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Nine glamping options to help landowners manage income fluctuations
Glamping options for landowners
If you haven’t already heard, there’s a new worldwide trend fast emerging that’s pulling us away from holidays abroad and pushing us towards more interesting staycations at home, in unique and often quirky structures. Since 2007 we have seen a steady increase in the portmanteau ‘glamping’. It…
Outdoor learning - putting your skills to the test
What could the outdoors teach us?
We Brits love our countryside and increasingly it makes good business sense to offer ‘back to the land’ opportunities for stressed urban dwellers. Everything from foraging to bushcraft to dry stone walling can be ‘packaged’ for customers who are increasingly interested in the great outdoors, the…
Setting up a contracting business
How to go about starting up a contracting business
Contracting can be an excellent form of diversification that tacks on well to a farming business, be it arable operations, niche crop contracting, snow clearing, gritting, hedge cutting. Because it’s a relatively straightforward business to start, it can sometimes be too easy to fall into the tr…
Ted's guide to establishing a caravan and motorhome site
Your questions answered on caravan sites
Ted and Jackie Howard-Jones opened Cholsey Grange Farm Caravan site in 2008. We asked them for some tips and guidance for those thinking of setting up a similar enterprise, gaining an insight into what they have learnt along the way. What do you need to get started? When we started we offe…
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