Startup Costs

Start A Glamping Business

Startup Costs

Wondering how much it costs to start a glamping business?

  • The minimum startup costs for a glamping business: $2,254
  • The maximum startup costs for a glamping business: $43,176
  • The average startup costs for a glamping business: $22,715

Here's a detailed list of a glamping business startup costs:

Retail Business Expenses

If you plan to have a brick & mortar location for your glamping business, you must weigh the costs of your rent, as it may be the most expensive part of running your business.

Rent costs for your glamping business very much depends on your location. This cost will vary by both region and specific areas of town: a lease in the heart of Manhattan could cost over $80,000/month in rent. Meanwhile, a storefront lease in Florida or Tennessee could cost less than $1,000/month.

Cost Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
Shop Decor $0 $5,000
Utilities (storefront business) $0 $1,000
Building improvements and remodeling $0 $950
Storefront Property Rent ➜ $1,250 $3,500
POS System $0 $1,200

Software Expenses

Your glamping business needs software to run efficiently!

Why spend money on software? Because it can help you save time and automate certain parts of the business, so you can focus on the most important matters. Software and technology can help you grow your business, and save you from expensive personnel costs.

Cost Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
Email marketing tool $0 $100
Accounting & Invoicing Software $0 $50
Project Management Software $0 $25
Social Media Management Tools $0 $50
Payroll Software $0 $200

Equipment & Supply Expenses

Starting a glamping business may require purchasing some equipment, whether that's for producing the product or packaging the goods, or equipment needed in the back office.

Cost Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
Technology Office Equipment ➜ $500 $5,000
Cleaning Supplies ➜ $63 $200
First-aid Equipment ➜ $3 $500
Uniforms $0 $500

Inventory Expenses

If you sell a physical good, you'll likely have to start with some inventory.

Cost Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
Upfront Costs For Inventory $300 $5,000
Inventory Storage $0 $5,000
Package Design ➜ $50 $3,000
Shrinkage $0 $1,000
Distribution costs $0 $750

Advertising & Marketing Costs

Cost Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
Business Cards $0 $50
Tradeshow costs $0 $5,000
Networking Membership Fees $0 $250
Business Signage ➜ $75 $2,486
Direct Campaigns, Printing and Mailing $0 $300
Influencer Marketing $0 $750
Press $0 $500
Google Ads $0 $300

Website Costs

Every business should have a website, and it's worth spending a bit of money to set it up right.

Cost Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
A Domain Name ➜ $12 $200
Business Email Hosting Service ➜ $1 $15

Other Expenses

Cost Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
Credit Card Processing Fees $0 $300