Suffolk glamping business starts crowdfunding campaign on to build a unique fantasy holiday house

Press Release : March 09, 2016
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BlossomZone, the crowdfunding platform for East Anglia, has added a new campaign to raise money for a Tolkein-inspired holiday dwelling to be built in rural Suffolk.

The campaign owner, Jan Lengyel of West Stow Pods, is looking to raise £25,000 by the end of April to build a submerged house which will be a holiday destination.
West Stow pods which is based near to Bury St Edmunds intends to build an underground dwelling inspired by our Anglo-Saxon ancestors. The Poddit Hole halfling house will be a simple yet comfortable place where exciting adventures are likely to start. Podditon is the name given to this group of holiday homes because the ‘pods’ form a small village or homestead (-ton in Old English), hence Podditon.

The project will be a sustainable development. The house will be a showpiece of modern, low-impact environmental building techniques and materials whilst employing the latest technology in low carbon power generation to supply under floor heating and domestic hot water.

The intention is to create a holiday destination for people who want to engage with activities which will involve an overnight stay in the Poddit Hole but could also include a guided tour of the nearby Anglo-Saxon Village and other activities to form part of your very own exciting adventure.
Supporters of the campaign can choose from a variety of rewards including the chance to become one of the first people to stay a night in the house.

Edwin Bailey, founder of BlossomZone, said: “We are proud to help to Poddit Hole crowdfund for this project. It is an original and exciting idea for family holidays in rural Suffolk.”

The Poddit Hole campaign runs until 30th April 2016.
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BlossomZone is East Anglia’s very own crowdfunding platform. Designed for small and medium businesses, social enterprises and charities to raise reward finance BlossomZone aims to help entrepreneurs and companies fulfil their potential.
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