Albion Nights: bespoke off-grid glamping cabin

by Helen McGrath-Doherty in Woodton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 2nd August 2019 we successfully raised £7,735 with 54 supporters in 34 days

I am Crowdfunding for the final furlong of getting Albion Nights up and running. Can you help me to make this happen?

by Helen McGrath-Doherty in Woodton, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If I were able to reach a higher fundraising target, this would enable me to look at the next stage of my business, which includes investing in a wood-fired hot tub for the cabin and a also the purchase of stunning, Romany caravan, which would form part of the a second unit at Albion Nights. 

Who Am I? 

I'm the dream-maker behind Albion Nights. A child of the 70's, I grew up immersed in the world of Albion Fairs; wild and wonderful festivals which happened in East Anglia. These instilled in me a life-long love of camping, outdoor life, festivals, music and an alternative lifestyle.

What's My Vision?

To create an off-grid, bespoke cabin for glamping holidays at Albion Nights. Think romantic, rural, retreat for couples and singletons to escape the hubbub of their busy lives, to reconnect with nature and find some stillness in life. It will be a welcoming and nourishing space. I will call on my many years experience of hosting guests in various capacities to ensure guests get the very best from their stay. It has been said that I'm the 'hostess with the mostest'!

What's The Location Like?

Situated in a most magical wild flower meadow, with a woodland, pond and orchard, it is quite idyllic. In fact, the perfect location for the aim of Albion Nights. Located in the Waveney Valley, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

What Will Albion Nights Offer?

A romantic, rural retreat for couples to come and stay in a bespoke off-grid cabin, which will be built from recycled, reclaimed and repurposed materials wherever possible. The cabin will have an open-plan kitchen/living area with a separate bedroom and ensuite bathroom. I will provide a welcome hamper full of delicious, homemade and locally sourced, sustainable foods. There will be an option to order breakfast and dinner if guests would prefer this added luxury.

What's Important to Albion Nights?

This can probably be summed up as a warm, welcoming and nourishing space for guests in to indulge  in time out for themselves.

What Will Your Pledges Be Used For?

I've already raised £9,000 which has going towards the start of this build/project. I'm looking to raise a further £5,000 which will be used for building a solar set-up, cladding the cabin in locally sourced wood, installing a woodburning stove and building a top-notch website.

I've been thinking long and hard as to how you will be reimbursed for your pledges and hope that there is something here to appeal to you. I can't begin to tell you how grateful I would be for any help. This really is a last ditch appeal to get Albion Nights off the ground, quite literally!

Thank you!


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£5 or more

£5 Reward

£5.00 will get you a BIG, FAT shout out on our social media!

£25 or more

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£25 Reward

£25.00 will get you a crate of 6 bottles of our own apple juice. Apples picked by us and juiced by the wonderful team at Norfolk Scrumpers. (please note that this must be collected in person)

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£25 Reward

£25.00 will get you a VIP wine tasting evening at Albion Barn, Woodton, Norfolk. Stonewines frontman Riaz Syed will get your tastebuds talking as he takes you on tasting journey. Wines will be paired with nibbles. Date TBC

£25 or more

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£20 Reward

£25.00 will get you a fantastic breakfast hamper. Why not save this to be used as a birthday gift to surprise a loved one or friend with?! We can deliver this within a 25 mile radius.

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£50 Reward

£50.00 will get you a hamper of the most amazing locally sourced foods, a taster of our welcome hampers, to include artisan bread, honey, apple juice, eggs, cheese, raw milk. (please note that this must be collected in person)

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

£100 will get you a wine tasting evening with a 5 course tapas style meal at an outstanding independent venture Stonewines in North London. Date TBC

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

£250 will get you a night for 2 people at Albion Nights in 2020. This will include breakfast and a welcome hamper.

£350 or more

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£350 Reward

£350 will get you a VIP night for 2 people at Albion Nights in 2020. This will include breakfast, dinner, a welcome hamper and champagne.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

£500 will get you a luxury VIP weekend for 2 people at Albion Nights in 2020. This will include This will include breakfast and dinner on both days, a welcome hamper, champagne and a relaxing treatment for both guests.

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