Camping pods the next shed phase?

Nell card in the observer reports on Camping pods, they look a good idea if you dont want to pitch up a tent, or stay in a caravan?

I’ve always wanted to sleep in a shed. Years ago, I remember sweeping out the sawdust and scattered Rawl plugs from my dad’s shed, padding out our plastic red sledge with cushions and setting up a bumble bee hospital on the old scarred workbench. I never actually slept there (I was too scared, and it stank of white spirit), so when asked to spend a couple of nights in an over-engineered shed on a campsite in the Lake District, I figured now was my chance to live out my childhood fancy.

camping pod

The ‘camping pods’ are at Eskdale Camping and Caravanning Club Site, which sits in a valley just outside the village of Boot


Each Camping Pod sleeps up to four people in a secure, heated wooden shelter. They are made from locally sourced timber and insulated with sheeps wool. The ten Pods have been designed to fit in with the glorious Lakeland countryside around Eskdale.

To find out how to hire one of these camping sheds, visit the Camping and caravaning club site.

By Andrew Wilcox

I love sheds Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds. About the blog Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear

1 comment

  1. My friends and I stayed in Pods while on our last mountain biking trip. We found the extra space to move around and remove muddy gear meant our stuff didn't end up caked in mud as it would of in a tent. Very impressed and I would recommend, I can't understand why the idea wasn't thought of sooner really..?

    We found some dotted all round the country on this site Camping Pods

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