COVID-19 : Belgians Find A New Way To Enjoy Vacations
At $79 a night, people can live in socially distanced tents set amidst nature.
Some Belgians have found a unique new way to enjoy a vacation – nay staycation – during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the country’s eastern town of Borgloon, people are thronging to hanging, a teardrop-shaped tent that lets you spend some quality time with your loved ones while also giving you access to bathrooms and barbecues. At about $79 a night, these tents can sleep two people who can gain a novel camping experience during the tough times that the Coronavirus has brought upon us.
The teardrop-shaped tents are the creation of an artist named Dré Wapenaar who had made them as an art installation. He says that the project was conceived as a way to give tree activists a comfortable stay as they hang on trees to deter those who wish to cut them. “The tents are fully booked every summer, but this year, the bookings went much faster. If we had more tents, they would also be taken every day of July and August,” said Katrien Houbey, Head of Tourism in Borgloon.
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