A startup founded in a New Zealand camper.
The idea of Campspace was born during Alexander's (one of our founders) holiday in New Zealand. He and his girlfriend were looking for a place to spend the night but preferred to stay away from the mass campgrounds. However, he still wanted to park their camper in a safe environment and therefore he asked himself ‘Why can’t I park in someone’s backyard?’. And so, they did, they spend a fantastic night camping in someone’s backyard.
Back home, he immediately partnered up with Merijn and Jeroen to create Campspace. With one mission: to change the way we camp, by allowing people to camp anywhere.
Small team, big ambitions.
From contacting hosts to organizing our ‘Camp The Night’ events throughout Europe, it’s all done by the Campspace team, based in Leiden (The Netherlands). With Hugo as our Campspace Executive Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jantine as our head of marketing (email@example.com).
Are you looking to invest time or money into a small startup with big ambitions? Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always happy to talk!
Successes so far.
It’s been a great ride so far! Since our launch in 2017 we have managed to develop our platform and build our team. However; our biggest success has been the two editions of our Camp The Night Festival. With pop-up Campspaces at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, on top of the A’DAM tower, hanging from the side of the Euromast (100m in the air) and many other locations across the country. We generated so much PR (and had so much fun doing it!) that for the next year we want to take Camp the Night even further. Keep an eye on our website and social accounts for more information.
This event and many other activations don’t only show how cool camping can be. It shows that it’s much more fun, if you can Camp Anywhere.