We are a family run business led by Tracy and helped by Mum 'Pauline' and Dad 'George'. John, a local retired boat builder is the 4th important part of our team and between us we have turned a 1.5 acre paddock in to a much loved Glamping site with photography studio. Of course there have been many other skilled tradesmen and loads of amazing volunteers who have helped turn the dream in to reality.
It all started when Tracy decided to leave the Corporate world behind and she found a 1.5 acre plot of land in the village of Weaverthorpe in the Yorkshire Wolds. Already on the land were 5 old railway goods wagons dating back to the 1930s in a pretty sad state. Tracy immediately saw the potential and decided that she would give them a new lease of life as Glamping accommodation. Tracy decided that she wanted to build the Glamping site out of recycled materials as much as possible so old refrigerated shipping containers were brought on to site to turn in to the 4 pods and the amenity block. An old agricultural shed has been used to create the on-site photography studio.
Tracy has been a keen photographer since she was a teenager and in 2014 decided to give up work in a Corporate career to pursue her love of photography. Whilst looking for somewhere to convert in to a photo studio, she came across the land that she has now converted in to the Glamping site making it a perfect location for her photography and Glamping business.
Pauline - Mum 'the Gardener'
You will often see Pauline around the site tending to the flower beds and making the Glamping site look lovely and welcoming for visitors. Pauline has had an interest in gardening for over 40 years and is happy to give tips and advice to anyone wanting to know more about the flowers and plants on site.
George - Dad 'the joiner and odd job man'
George has played a key role in helping build the 4 pods and the 4 wagons. Without any set of instructions on how to turn shipping containers and railway wagons in to cosy accommodation, George's previous experience as a joiner was invaluable. George is now seen around the site generally fixing things and doing odd jobs.
John - neighbour 'the joiner and odd job man'
John offered his previous boat building skills to help with the renovation of the 4 railway wagons. 'Peony' wagon was the first wagon that we started work on back in 2015 and with much head scratching, bit by bit we took the wagon apart and rebuilt it. Having helped renovate all 4 wagons now, 4 years later, John still helps out at the site with maintenance and improvements.