- Find the right spot
The beauty of creating your own experience is that you can pick and choose the right spot for you. From oceanfront, hinterland or country, the outdoors is your oyster. All it takes is a little research to pick the perfect backdrop for your picturesque escape. No matter where you choose to establish your basecamp, there'll no doubt be unique challenges and opportunities that come your way. So it's essential to think ahead and create a checklist of things you need to know and bring along.
- Choose a lush tent
- Furnish with Instagram-worthy threads
Now for the fun part… Your home away from home is not complete without some picture-worthy decor. Set the interior scene with pillows and create the feel of extra rooms with mattresses, chairs and tables. One of our favourite ways to build the mood and set the vibe is decorating the outside and inside of your tent with fairy lights, candles and lanterns. Adding your personal style with finishing touches like these always takes the experience to the next level.
- Gear out your kitchen
This is where your inner foodie can come out to play. One of the key things we like to keep in mind when setting up our outdoor kitchen and cooking amongst nature is the 'where' part. Like many campers, we dislike it when the weather elements interfere with our fire or stove. So to make sure you have enough support and protection when firing up the kitchen for meals, make sure you set up on stable ground. We proposed a gas stove atop a table and fitted with a windshield. Pancakes for breakfast, anyone? Don't forget your frypan.
- Create the outdoor bathroom ensuite