You may have heard about the concept of Hygge recently. In simple terms, it means a feeling of well-being and contentedness. It has become a very popular concept, just like glamping in the UK has become a hugely popular activity. Both trends are now worldwide, not just UK based. Interestingly, for trends to cross over into other cultures, we need to really identify with them. They must speak to a need within us all. Hygge does this. And in many ways, so does glamping. In this blog, we will explain how we have been fostering a sense of hygge with our glamping site without even realising it. Read on to see how Hygge and yurt glamping naturally go hand in hand.
The Danish word, pronounced “hoogah”, engenders a feeling of well-being and contentment. It focuses on cosiness, appreciating the simple pleasures of life and enjoying togetherness with people. Sound familiar? I feel like every blog I write about glamping in yurts touches upon these key themes. At Country Bumpkin Yurts we like to encourage people to slow down, relax, and spend quality time with family and friends in the countryside. We try to help our guests feel cosy, light candles and find a moment of peace. We’d love for you to enjoy a sense of contentment for a while. For you to feel hygge.
This concept might sound a bit woolly, but with Denmark repeatedly being ranked as the happiest country in the world, there must be some substance to it. I like the idea that we must try to enjoy simple pleasures, that we need to make a conscious choice to appreciate the extraordinary in the ordinary. This is one of the reasons we love glamping in the UK; it facilitates this so well!
Being out in the countryside helps us to slow down and unwind. Combine this with the hygge concept of creating rituals to help us focus and appreciate the small things and you have a recipe for contentment. We love the little ritual of brewing a pot of tea. It’s a small act but it brings people together. Even more so, when you are boiling the kettle on the log burning stove in the center of your delightful yurt. In fact, the act of lighting then watching a fire is very calming.
Hygge and glamping in the UK are both very much about candles, cosiness and knitted clothing. Wearing layers to keep cosy when glamping is important. Apparently, the Danes will often quote Alfred Wainright’s phrase ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing!’. This applies perfectly to glamping in the UK. Like Denmark (but less extreme), our weather is unpredictable. Being savvy with thick socks, knitted jumpers, and layers of leggings are both practical and you’ll look the part. The list of hygge style clothing sounds just like our glamping kit list. You will just need to add wellies and a raincoat because glamping on a farm involves mud.
So, if the concept of hygge appeals to you, or you have already been trying to implement hygge in your life, glamping may just be your thing too. It certainly allows you to relax, get cosy and spend precious time with people. Glamping in the countryside helps you to slow down and can improve wellbeing. Just remember those layers!
To book a hygge-like weekend in yurts, check our glamping site availability here. We are open all year round and you are always welcome.