No place like 'Ome... Glamping tents by the sea!
Rugged canvas tents on wooden frames, built on raised decks. Sleep on comfy queen size pillowtop beds with amazing views of the ocean. Its camping... but comfy camping!
*Check-in is from 1:00PM-5:00PM. Late check-ins will be an additional $15.00 upon arrival*
**This tent is NOT RECOMMENDED for people with small children or knee problems **
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Please be respectful of the area and don't litter.
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Thank you so much for your interest in visiting my 'Ometown of Burlington Newfoundland. My name is Shaun Majumder founder of this little social enterprise we like to call 'Ome, and for those of you who haven't seen the documentary series "Majumder Manor" on W Network in Canada, let me give you some background on what it is we are doing. This is not your typical AirBnB!
I've always had a deep love for Newfoundland and Labrador, but more specifically Burlington, Green Bay, on the Baie Verte Peninsula. Despite moving away as a young teenager, I returned 'Ome often. Every chance I'd get, I would always try to bring friends or family to experience the remote rugged beauty of the place.
But without any hotels, Inn's or BnB's in the immediate area, finding space for people to stay was always a problem. So during the summer of 2008, I was 'Ome and I thought "I wonder if there's any land around for sale?" As it turned out, the old three room school house that I went to school as a child, and many in Burlington went to was just sitting there rotting away. I asked around and found out that the lady who owned it was willing to sell. So after a tough negotiation, I purchased the school for a whopping $2700.00!
The question was, what would I do with it? Would I build my own house? Perhaps this could be a solution to my "No where to stay" problems. So I thought "What if we built a 4-5 room house that would be used specifically for come from aways? What if we charged a price for the stay and the money go back into the town?" And so, the seeds for the 'Ome Social Enterprise were planted...
That initial idea has evolved quite a bit since then, and has grown into a larger community initiative involving a Fire Food and Music Festival called The Gathering which happens every summer in late Aug. We built a community Greenhouse which is currently being reimagined as a green event space.
In the future we want to develop a restaurant, art gallery, boat tours, and expand our current accommodations which we call OmeSweetOme.
'OmeSweetOme luxury "glamping" tents are the first steps toward our long term goal of creating a sustainable micro economy for the towns of Burlington, Middle Arm, and Smith's Harbour. Currently we have nine 'Ome Luxury Tents, One 'Ome Pod, and eventually as we grow we will have more tents, Pods and a central lodge with a restaurant. All places for you to call 'Ome when you visit our beautiful corner of the rock.
'Ome is a social enterprise with all of the profits generated to be repurposed through the company back into the community to help grow our tourism infrastructure. The money you spend while 'Ome, goes back into the town through the social business. So not only do you get to have an authentic cultural experience by immersing yourself in Burlington through our 'Ome project, but your dollars are going towards supporting a larger community initiative. It's a win win for everyone!
Because of you, Ome has been able to hire upwards of eleven local people who may have felt compelled to travel away for work. These incredible members of our 'Ome Team are dedicated to giving you the best experience possible so feel free to leave them a little something extra when you check out. Tips are never expected but are indeed welcome and would go directly into the pockets of our hard working team.
As we are still in the pioneer stage of this project, your feedback is encouraged so we can learn and grow and get better as an 'Ome Team. And if you stay with us now, you can honestly say "I was one of the first people to stay at that amazing place in Burlington back when they were just getting started!
Thanks and we will see you in Burlington, Middle Arm and Smith's Harbour!