There’s nothing new about the bell tent, the original design has been around for more than 150 years and this alone testament to the awesomeness of this amazing simple, stunning and practical design.
Growing up in West Wales my parents had a bell tent, second hand from the Second World War. Made from thick heavy canvas, no groundsheet and a thick wooden central pole.
Now more than 70 years old this bell tent is still in working condition and still being used!
Initially used on family road trips to and from Italy, then as young girls we’d pitch the tent in the garden for sleepovers, we’d use as an extension of the house in summer and as teenagers would take this same tent to music festivals.
Fast forward to Australia 2011 and wanting to adventure with my own family, of course the bell tent was the only tent I wanted. But no one was importing them to Australia.
Thus Breathe Bell Tents was born.