Living on a boat has been compared to camping by many a person. We're all huddled in a small space, trying to make the most of it, trying to make it home. Our boat is big for a boat, small for a house, but it's taught me a few tricks about quickly and easily creating homey touches. So when I was trolling Pinterest for camping food ideas and stumbled on the whole concept of Glamping, I was sold. I can't create a gypsy caravan love tent (check out these google images for glamping, uh no sorry no space for a four poster bed), but I squeezed a few extra things into the Honda Civic that made our camp site in Shenandoah National Park feel a little more civilized.
Basically it's all about fabric. A nice quilt here, a tablecloth there, some nice cloth napkins, a little decorative bunting just for fun. And of course any wee comforts from home like a favorite mug with special tea, a good book, soft slippers, a favorite sweater, and an emergency bar of dark chocolate with some wine. You can plop yourself just about anywhere and feel cozy with a little of that.
Then of course when it pours for a day, and your tent leaks... it all ends up something like this...
But if the chocolate and wine and tea are still dry, that's all that matters in the end.