It wasn't that long ago that sleeping somewhere other than your own home meant two things: camping in a flimsy tent, or cosying up in a hotel. Thanks to glamping, the lines between the two are blurring — and the list of places you can stay is expanding in tandem. The latest? A helicopter.
First things first: no, the aircraft won't take flight while you're sleeping in it. I'm sure we can all agree that's actually for the best. Instead, the decommissioned Royal Navy ZA127 Sea King has been converted into luxury accommodation on Mains Farm in Thornhill, Stirling in Scotland, ready to sleep five.
While Helicopter Glamping's vessel looks exactly as you'd expect on the outside, the inside features sleeping areas, a kitchenette and a lounge in what used to be the cockpit. You'll also find a sun dome, glazed patio doors that lead out onto a deck, and a bathroom where the sonar station used to be. And, if you can stay there without exclaiming "get to the chopper" over and over, well done.