Tom Pollard is a part-time farmer, trained stonemason and craft worker, working with stone and wood. He with his wife Heather opened Caravantasia, a fun new glamping site in July 2014 at Crohane, near Killenaule. The campsite has 6 vintage caravans from the 60s and 70s that have been renovated into cosy little places to stay. Each caravan has been restored to its original glory or has been updated in its own individual quirky style. The caravans sleep between two and four people. The entire site is off-grid and relies on solar power for light and hot water. The site has mainly been developed to cater for corporate and private events such as training courses, family reunions, hen nights and business team building.
The business was selected by Fáilte Ireland to front their new ‘Welcome Standard’ which was created to cater for accommodation businesses that don’t fit the standard hotel / B & B categories. Caravantasia was one of the first in the country to achieve this new standard.