At Hill Cove, on the northern coast of West Falkland, Peter and Shelley Nightingale decided it was time to import the Islands first ever glamping pod. Peter and Shelley farmed West Lagoons for 26 years until its sale in 2015.
The couple are experienced hosts, having first welcomed visitors into their home during the 1990s when wool prices were low and following the sale of the farm, added Kelper Tours –a bespoke service for visitors, offering personalised and unique experiences on West Falkland.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding international tourism, the Nightingales were encouraged by the overwhelming community support of the TRIP Scheme and with additional support of FIDC, the pod arrived in the Falkland Islands in late 2020.
The industrious couple have undertaken mostly all of the construction of the log cabin pod themselves and proudly welcomed their first guests in February 2022.