Friday, October 18, 2013

Dear Exclusive Tents

Dear Exclusive Tents,

I have been interested in some of your tents for a resort that we are planning on creating for a while now, and I would really like to know more about any and all foundation recommendations that you may have for us toconsider when preparing our land for such an establishment.

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your valued inquiry. Building a resort from the ground up can seem a bit overwhelming at times with all of the options and decisions that need to in place for a resort to properly come together. Here at Exclusive Tents we are more than happy to provide suggestions based upon our own and past clients experiences to make the entire process seem painless.
As for a proper foundation to our tents this is a huge factor to consider when choosing to establish a tented retreat. Each one of our designs do need to be secured to a solid base except for The Budget Serengeti Tent. For the inside tent flooring we do have a few different options we can suggest.

Preferably our tents require a wooden deck for them to be built on. A concrete slab or flagstone will also suffice. We do offer a pvc groudsheet, but strongly suggest going with a wooden decking for a few reasons. The main reason we suggest a wooden decking/platform over the pvc groundsheet is because it gets very scruffy and wears through with time and is not easy to replace. So the longevity of the wooden decking is normally recommended. A concrete slab or flagstone will also suffice.

The deck component can be the easiest or most contentious, as everyone has their own ideas and a creative side. Also some folks may bring in an architect into the mix, who will be able to make things more interesting, and at times more costly. Be reminded that in many instances the deck or platform supporting the tent may turn out more costly than the tent itself. The platform can also be made of concrete, a mix of stone, brick, and mortar, but at the end of the day, one would like to create a base that is rigid and strong enough to support the tent. We like to suggest that one tries to avoid rectangles and squares, however, this is not always possible due to budget constraints.



Happy Friday!

Exclusive Tents



Monday, October 7, 2013

Link Love

*Link Love

Happy Monday,

For this weeks link love were taking you back to a resort that we were a part of, which was established a few years back and was one of the most detailed and complex layouts for a glamping resort still to this day. A one of a kind resort doesn't even begging to describe the unique features and overall layout for this retreat. Now for a behind the scenes look into one of the most eco and water friendly resorts in the world that which is The 4 Rivers Eco Lodge located in Cambodia.

The 4 Rivers Floating Lodge was completed in 2009, and is made up of 12 Kingfisher Tents used for lodging, 1 Fish Eagle Tent as a reception/dining area, and also includes a Bateleur Tent used as a library. All of the tents are built entirely on custom decking which float soothingly on top the waters of the The Tatai River. The combination of both the tents and the decking completely enable you to truly be consumed by the tranquility of the river as well as the seemingly endless rain forest.

With in the past few years The 4 Rivers Floating Lodge has lived up to its name as a one of a kind resort, and made its way into many articles and even was Included in a segment on The Getaway's Travel Channel out of Australia.


To read more about The 4 Rivers Resort check out the article below that appeared in TravelandLeisureAsia.com
http://www.travelandleisureasia.com/interests/interest_adventure/729423/4_rivers_floating_ecolodge.html

Cheers,

Monday, September 23, 2013

"Dear Exclusive Tents"

Dear Exclusive Tents,

I am really interested in some of your safari style designs such as The Serengeti Tents. I am however a little unsure what the major difference’s are between The Serengeti Tent’s and The Budget Serengeti Tent’s if any? Would you please help clarify.


Dear Customer,

Thank you for your valued inquiry. I would be more than happy to explain the major differences between the Serengeti tent design and our Budget Serengeti tent option. Although they are virtually identical in design and size, there are a few things that separate the two.

The main difference between the Budget Serengeti tents, and the 4,5,6 Leg Serengeti Tent are as follows:

1)  The Budget Serengeti tents are unable to be customized. Unlike our other designs which allows you to choose colors, and window and door placements, the Budget Serengeti comes only in olive green canvas body, green screened windows, and set door and window placements. (For point.
2) The Budget Serengeti Tents are the only design we offer that do not need to be set onto a platform/decking, and is the only design that comes standard with a stitched in PVC floor.

3) The Budget option comes only with a canvas fly sheet. Where as the 4,5,6 Leg Serengeti Tent’s come with a multi layer roofing system, which includes the 80% shade fly, and pvc rain fly. The canvas fly sheet’s included with the Budget option are water proof.

4) The diameter of the steel framing is thinner on the Budget Serengeti tents, and the GSM rating of the canvas is of a lower grade than the standard 550 for all other designs.

Choosing the best option is difficult. It depends on the overall vision of your project, time lines, and budget. Hopefully this will help you in choosing the best design to suit the overall glamping experience you are trying to create. 


Please don’t forget to check out our web site (www.exclusivetents.com)


Happy Monday!

-ET

Friday, June 28, 2013

Set Up Update: UAE Project

Set Up Update: UAE Project

Paul within the past few months has been working and traveling diligently back and forth for our client in the UAE assisting with the set up of the very large custom tents.

There will be a total of 4 custom designs over all, the first and largest of the bunch has a tent space of 1,165 sq. m (12,529 sq. ft!) and will serve multiple purposes for clients as a reception/lounge/kitchen tent. Another one of the larger custom designs will be used as a vip tent standing at a total of 350 sq. m(3,767 sq. ft.). Also included are a total of 7 smaller tents that will be used as lodging for guests. As of right now none of the tents are completely set up, we will keep you all updated as the set up continues.

With the tent site being in the heart of the desert among the endless sand dunes set up has been very challenging to say the least. Despite the heat ( some days reaching upwards of 120 degrees ), other difficulties to face are battling the winds and sands which kick up and seem to aim directly for the teams eyes and orifices, none the less not the most pleasant conditions to work in. Again the wind became a challenge making it incredibly difficult to balance the tent bodies prior to fixing them to the base or platform.

Our biggest obstacle yet with the project has been meeting the very tight time lines on all these bespoken designs, as it is virtually impossible to predict production times against custom designed tents. Also difficult has been integrating the external brick and mortar WC structures into the tents but this too was finally mastered. Ultimately it was having to work in and around an unfinished base that was most difficult with the set up of the vip tent.

Please keep an eye out for more set up updates to follow for our UAE project as well as many others that are in the works.

We hope everyone is enjoying their friday and looking forward to the weekend that lays ahead.


- ET

Photos by Patrice Belle





Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Super Moon At Sinya on Loan Man Creek


A beautiful picture of the super moon caught on June 23 2013 taken from The Bububu Tent at Sinya on Loan Man Creek (Texas, USA).


Friday, June 21, 2013

"Dear Exclusive Tents"


"Dear Exclusive Tents"

Good afternoon we are interested in some tents .. Please quote us on a resort concept similar to the development of The 4 Rives Lodge in Cambodia. With a similar number of tens. The direction for our project and tent site would be on some land we own. Thanks

Dear Customer,

We get a lot of questions written to us daily regarding specifics on resorts that we have done in the past, as well as which designs we feel would work best for your proposed project. While as there is no right or wrong answer to this question let me give you the insider's scoop for one of the top and most unique eco friendly resorts in the world that we are proud to say we were apart of. The 4 Rivers Eco Lodge located in Cambodia!

The 4 Rivers Floating Lodge was completed in 2009, and is made up of 12 Kingfisher Tents used for lodging, 1 Fish Eagle Tent as a reception/dining area, and also includes a Bateleur Tent used as a library. All of the tents are built entirely on custom decking which float soothingly on top the waters of the The Tatai River. The combination of both the tents and the decking completely enable you to truly be consumed by the tranquility of the river as well as the seemingly endless rain forest.

With in the past few years The 4 Rivers Floating Lodge has lived up to its name as a one of a kind resort, and made its way into many articles and even was Included in a segment on The Getaway's Travel Channel out of Australia. 

Thank you for your valued inquiry and I hope this may have cleared up any questions that you had.

To read more about The 4 Rivers Resort check out the article below that appeared in TravelandLeisureAsia.com

Cheers,

-ET





Monday, June 17, 2013

The Worlds Newest Tented Resort

Bali Indonesia, home of the newest tented resort, Sandat Glamping, has taken the world by storm and has a lot of people talking. This one of a kind resort is living up to the expectations and is quickly becoming one of the top Glamping resorts in the world. 

"Think tropical luxury combined with creature comforts and you've got the measure of this place. This is glamorous camping at its very best!" Said Tabitha Synods, founder and director of oneoffplaces.co.uk
read more about Sandat Glamping Resort below. http://www.easier.com/115510-glamping-in-bali.html


Here is a picture from The Sandat Resort in Bali showing off a view from inside one their Kingfisher Tent's looking out onto the beautiful landscape.



Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pinterest

Dont forget to add us on Pinterest, to see some beautiful pictures of Exclusive Tents from around the world.

http://pinterest.com/exclusivetents/pins/


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sandat Glamping has just opened!

Sandat Glamping has just opened!

On the Island nicknamed "The Island of Gods" and is considered one of the most exclusive destinations on the planet. This Glamping site can be found in Bali, Indonesia.

The Sandat Glamping Resort offers 5 Kingfisher Tents each at 430 sq ft.

Sandat offers exclusive hospitality to only a limited number of guests to ensure a peace and calm enviroment, which reigns over the rice fields make this place an enchanting and unforgettable experience for everyone.

Emanuela and Federico have done an amazing job to bring you closer to nature, and to give the true experience of living under canvas.

Much thanks to everyone who was involved with the project and after a long wait we wish you the best of luck with the one of a kind resort.

http://www.glampingsandat.com/homeENG.html

- ET



Bali, Sandat Glamping


Exclusive Tents in Bali, Sandat Glamping, has just opened! 
Take a look at the beautiful resort and let us know what you think.



Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Monday,


Happy Monday,

Recently The 4 Rivers Floating Eco Lodge was featured on Fu$%ing Good Ideas. Please dont forget to check out the link below for the full article. Paul and Angelika will be traveling their this weekend.

http://www.fgideas.org/4-rivers-floating-eco-lodge/

Also check out the link below which will take you on a virtual tour through one of the many Kingfisher Tents that are waiting to luxuriously accommodate your stay along the Tatai river in Cambodia.

http://www.ecolodges.asia/pano/index.html


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hi all
I hope this blog works, so here goes, this time from Kuala Lumpur.
We go to see the Doctor today for the first treatment on my back and will keep this updated hopefully on a daily basis.
Miss you all
Paul & Angelika