Campsite sharing service expands into Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A New York-based campsite sharing company is expanding into Maine.
The Portland Press Herald reports Tentrr has built about 30 campsites in Maine since last summer. Tentrr rents out semi-permanent tents on private land using a model that’s similar to Airbnb. The company started in upstate New York in 2015.
Property owners pay a fee to join and receive 80 percent of bookings for use of their land. The sites run about $110 per night. Property owners can earn more by offering additional rental services for activities like kayaking and mountain biking.
Company spokeswoman Baxter Townsend says Maine’s “gorgeous” landscape makes it a good fit.
Tentrr continues to attract young professionals from urban centers like New York City. The company hopes to build 200 sites in Maine by 2019.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com