Posts tagged Off Grid
Tending to the Roots

Every January and February we close Crashpad Lodges.  Not because of the cold weather or because guests don’t want to stay in the depth of winter. And not because we go on holiday. For 2 months at the start of every year we do a health check on the Lodges and do improvements that we have planned and saved up for from the previous year takings.

As I write we are almost finished ‘tending to the roots’ for the up and coming guests of 2019. ‘tending to the roots’ meaning we are working on making sure that the fabrication and the foundations of the lodges are in tip top condition by getting our hands dirty and doing the work that actually no-one can see.

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Finding your niche

With Crashpad Lodges Josh and I have tried to go against the norm of what is expected. 

Remote lodges, “off - the - grid” accommodation providers, in-fact quite a few of the outdoor centres in the UK are usually thought of as basic, a place to lay your head, paid for per bed and generally cold and unwelcoming places.

When we first acquired the lodge, it was operating as a pay-per-bed bunkhouse generating a good income.  We could’ve kept with the existing business model but we knew we had to do things differently.  We began by carrying on the business as it was – all of our money had gone towards raising mortgages

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Escape to the Lodges

Welcome to my first blog post of Escape to the Lodges, tales and tribulations of life at Crashpad Lodges. 

My name is Lynsey and along with Josh we own Yr Helfa, a remote, self-sustained mountain lodge on the slopes of Mount Snowdon, North Wales from which we run our business Crashpad Lodges.

I won’t spend too much time here introducing myself as it’s all in our about page but

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