Rental hosts are shipping in and popping up


Here's a trending idea: pop-up accommodations. 

They arrived on the scene about 2 years ago and have yet to disappear. In fact, many types of pop-up accommodation providers have entered the scene, offering rental accommodations that can be moved and set up whenever and where ever you want, for festivals, weddings, adventure experiences and private events. 

In fact, research indicates that population under 40 is feeding this trend:

 • 72% of population under 40 prefer to spend money on experiences rather than material objects (FastCompany)

 • 70% of younger population want a "personalized travel experience" when vacationing (American express)

In this blog, we'll take a glimpse at just a few of these providers, both pop-up and destination types, to whet the appetite of any adventurous types -- be they renters, investors or property owners looking experience this "transitory" trend. 

Glamping Pop-ups: the concept of camping with glamorous luxury. 

Flash Camp is touted as Australia's premier pop-up hotel. "Hotel" maybe a stretch of the imagination here, though. These are tents, but 4-star tents. You can book for a group or have your guests book their own. Perfect for festivals, large weddings, family reunions, corporate events and the like. 

The Pop-up Hotel is a similar outfit operating out of the UK since 2010. They seem to specialize in large event planning and accommodations for festivals and specialty events. They will handle catering and travel as well as guest accommodations. The group is also exploring overseas resort concepts in Australia, The Maldives and the Caribbean. 

Collective Retreats offers the destination experience with the pop-up glamping accommodation. Each retreat is located in an iconic destination in the US, like Texas Hill Country, Montana's Yellowstone, Vail Colorado, New York's Governors Island, and the Hudson Valley in the Catskills. In addition to the luxury tent lodgings, the experience includes chef- created, farm-to-table cuisine and daily activities. A similar outfit located in California's Mendocino Valley is Mendocino Grove.


Container Hotels: converted shipping containers turned transportable living spaces. 

Room45 offers a variety of temporary accommodations for leisure, living and working in a variety of sizes from studio to multi-unit blocks. Units can be rented for one week or longer, moved and set-up on any destination spot you like. Based out of the Netherlands, Room45 is a partner of glamping provider Campsolutions

Wine Down Pop Up Hotel featured by Your Happy Space, offers exclusive accommodations in the Australian wine country. These spaces are converted "eco-luxury" shipping containers that offer private, yet beautifully crafted interiors, wood fire oven and outdoor space, hospitality amenities and of course all the sights, sounds and tastes of a working vineyard. 

Flophouze Hotel is another destination alternative, located in Round Top, Texas. These fully transformed shipping container homes are all uniquely designed for a somewhat rustic/ranch style experience. The fully customizable and transportable containers are also available for purchase. 

Are you a host looking for a unique way to accommodate your guests on a temporary or permanent basis? While tents and shipping containers seem to be what's available on the market, G-pods are a distinctively superior alternative. G-pod are designed to be fully shipped and transported just about anywhere and can be relocated and assembled in just hours, depending on the site. And the award-winning design offers a simple, but luxurious interior like no other space. 

If you're an investor looking to cash in on this trend or a local winery or distillery looking to offer overnight accommodations to your guests, give us a call and let us show you what a G-pod Dwell unit could mean for you. We're also looking to expand with multi-unit hotel opportunities both in the America's and oversees in the near future. We would love to share that vision with those who are interested. 

Are you a renter looking for a unique accommodation in a private, pop-up space? We could add to our list the myriad of privately-owned rental accommodations currently out there that run the gamut from tents, to tiny homes, to yurts and tree houses. But perhaps we'll leave that list for a future blog.