About This Episode

Meet Scott McIntosh, Co-Founder of Back Forty Glamping, a luxurious glamping oasis on 26 acres of land in Meaford, Ontario. 

Growing up, Scott wanted to be a farmer — he loved being outdoors and the notion that you could make a life from tilling fields and harvesting crops was incredibly attractive to him.

And while Scott wound up pursuing a career as an educator instead, a few years ago he and his brother Ben had an idea which would enable Scott to trade the classroom for the great outdoors…

And that idea?  Well, it was to build a glamping resort featuring luxury domes just 2 hours outside of Toronto, Canada. 

Tune in to hear the story of how:

  • Scott and the team worked through loads of red tape to get Back Forty Glamping approved by their local municipality 
  • Why they decided on domes as their unique stay structure of choice
  • What it actually cost to bring the first 5 domes to life
  • Why investing in the right infrastructure and building the right product from the beginning is crucial for success.
  • How they’re thinking about franchising the Back Forty Glamping brand
  • And so much more

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About the Show

Behind the Stays is brought to you twice a week by Sponstayneous — a free, biweekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb.  

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Behind the Stays is hosted by Zach Busekrus, co-founder of Sponstayneous, you can connect with him on Twitter at @zboozee.

About the Host

Zach Busekrus

Co-Founder of Sponstayneous

Zach is the Co-Founder of Sponstayneous, a weekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb. When COVID hit, he and his wife Gabby broke out of the lease on their 750-square foot apartment in Washington, DC to beta test the digital nomad lifestyle. Zach and Gabby have spent the past year living full-time on Airbnb — they've stayed in 50+ homes to date! 

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