How about holidaying in trees? COVID-19 gives rise to this interesting staycation


How about holidaying in trees? COVID-19 gives rise to this interesting staycation

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world went into lockdown. Although international travel restrictions are still in place, staycations are becoming the new normal. And now, as countries are opening up for travel, you might be intrigued to know more about this.

Staycation exactly means what it sounds like; a vacation where you stay at or around your home. It essentially also means a holiday spent in one’s home country rather than travelling abroad, or exploring the area like a local, or taking day trips to local attractions. In such a scenario, Belgians are taking the concept of staycations a notch higher. In an attempt to make the most of summer, some residents have started a novel camping experience at home.

As travelling overseas during the COVID-91 pandemic is not on the cards as of now, some of the Belgian residents are making the most of their summer by spending a night in a teardrop-shaped tent hanging from a tree.

The idea conceptualized by Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar, are considered as an art installation, rather than a commercially-produced tent. Katrien Houbey, who is the head of tourism for the eastern town of Borgloon, stated that the tents usually remain fully booked every summer, but the bookings went a lot faster this year. She added that this is likely because of the government’s guidelines to travel in your own country. Reason why people have started searching for alternatives to stay somewhere, she stated.

Each tent can accommodate two people, and includes access to a barbecue and bathroom. Per night, it would cost you 70 Euros. The artist, referring to this, shared that the tree tents were open for booking until September.

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