Those of you who know the Quality Unearthed brand, understand our ethos of green living and know how proud we are of our Welsh roots; therefore, any news that put Wales on the map for being a leader in sustainable living and conservation is a big tick with us!

Planting lessons at National Botanic Garden of Wales.

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When you head out on your Christmas glamping 2017 holidays, building a fire might not be an essential skill you need to have as everything is set up for you upon arrival. However, if you are planning on going for a hike, spending the day fishing, or just want to impress the kids with your survivalist skills, knowing how to build a fire is a wonderful skill to own. But, if you don’t have matches or a lighter how do you get it started?

A campfire near Quality Unearthed

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In case you didn’t already know, eco-pods are the next big thing in the glamping market, which may make you wonder, what is it like to live in one of these amazing abodes that have gotten everyone so excited?

Long gone are the days of eco-pods being thought of as nothing but a fancy shed for the kids to play in. Living in an eco-pod is much more achievable than many people will have realised. A shining example of eco-friendly, enjoyable living for those looking to indulge in a quainter way of life, the eco-pod offers much more than meets the eye.

eco-pod glamping with Quality Unearthed

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Glamping has come a long way in the decade of its existence. Originally originating as a joke towards the high-income travellers wanting to camp but not willing to part with their luxuries, glamping developed into a serious holiday accommodation option, and firmly cemented itself within the camping industry in just a couple of years. This was down to a few factors, including income rises that allowed customers to spend a little extra on their staycations and the importance of unique locations and trips which glamping properties offer. In addition, the expanse of glamping can be credited, in part, to the development of social media and the encouragement of sharing unique travel experiences.

Glamping eco-pod available at Quality Unearthed.

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Ever been travelling? No? It’s great, but there are factors that can make this incredible experience affect the environment for the worse. Think about the energy and fuel it takes to transport you to these places, and the tour trips on coaches, etc. So what can we do to help reduce these factors? Well, how about you follow these six simple steps we have on saving energy and reducing waste in your quest to become the best green traveller you can be?

A Girl on a glamping UK adventure

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A groundbreaking project has just begun in China, where the first ever pollution fighting city is being built. This city is a revolutionary step that has been commissioned by Liuzhou Municipality Urban planning for the north of Liuzhou along the Liujiang River. With the hopes of a better future, this forest city could be the start of a worldwide design project if successful that could change the way we live.

Treehouse holidays in the UK located in a beautiful forest

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Following on from our recent blog “How to Live in a Yurt”, we’ve decided to expand upon the topic, offering solutions and tips on how to live in a yurt with a family. The initial decision of choosing to live in a yurt as opposed to a traditional house can be quite daunting, particularly when you have children to think about, as well as yourselves. However, it can certainly be done, and the imaginative nature of these abodes paired with the wonderful way of life will cement you in your decision. If anything, you’ll be left wondering why you didn’t do it sooner!

 One of our yurt holiday abodes “Jubilee Yurt” in the Midlands

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