Did you know the percentage of campers who camp three+ times each yearhas increased72% since 2014? If you’re in that group, simplywant to explore more nature in and around Nooga, or have a property that might make a great camp spot, let us introduce you tothe Airbnb of camping: Explore Eden.
Since launching the app for renting land in April 2021, Explore Eden has grown to 20+ properties across three states(including our sister city, Nashville) and 2,000+ downloads. Next up: Chattanooga.
Showcasing your site with professional quality photos is the key to making a great first impression on a potential guest. | Photo provided by Explore Eden
Becoming an Explore Eden Land Host
By listing a property with Explore Eden, landowners can earn another source of income with property they already own (read: turn that RV into an investment property) while providing unique outdoor experiences for Noogans and folks visiting our community.
The payoff? Land Hosts can potentially pay their property taxes for the year (or generate passive income) by hosting alone. Bonus:Explore Eden is now offering $500 guaranteed to their first five Land Hosts in the Nooga area.
Bonus: Explore Eden does marketing for each site to help drive traffic for its land hosts. | Photo provided by Explore Eden
The listing details
Curious? If you own some sort of property or site with a nature element to it (read: located outdoors, with a scenic view or unique feature) you could become a Land Host. Appropriate properties include:
How to host
Hosting only takes a few quick clicks:
Start by downloading the Explore Eden app and scrolling down to “Become Land Host.”
Fill out any applicable information on your listing (think: if you own private land, RVs, or cabins), and anything else that will help people experience the outdoors on your property.
Name your price, pick your availability, and include any add-ons you’d like to offer campers.
Aren’t sure if hosting is for you? Just fill out the form and get your questions answered by a team member.*
Chattanooga Go Red for Women Luncheon | Tues., May 10 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Chattanooga Convention Center | $100 | Celebrate the American Heart Association’s movement bringing awareness to cardiovascular disease in women.
Black Label Society | Wed., May 11 | 7:30 p.m. | The Signal | $20+ | The band claims that less is more with everything — except for guitar solos. 🎸
May Lunch & Learn: RainSmart Yards | Wed., May. 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Green Spaces, 63 E. Main St. | Free+ | Learn more about the recently rebranded RainSmart Yard program, which offers incentives for making your yard more sustainable. 🌱
Wednesday Jazz + Ridgedale History | Wed., May 11 | 6-9 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. | $5 | Come for the McCallie students presenting their research on Ridgedale’s history + stay for the jazz.
Dusty Slay | Thurs., May 12 | 7:30 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $20+ | Dusty Slay has been seen on “The Tonight Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and his own Comedy Central special.
YPC AH + Protégé Graduation | Thurs., May 12 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Proof Bar and Incubator, 422 E. MLK Blvd. | Free+, RSVP | Network in a relaxed atmosphere with the Young Professionals of Chattanooga. 🤝
Pure Filth – A Dark Humor Event | Fri., May 13 | 10 p.m.-1 a.m. | JJ’s Bohemia, 231 E. MLK Blvd. | $8 | Some of the region’s best comedians, saying some of the worst things imaginable.
WanderlingerFest 2022 | Fri., May 13-Sun., May 15 | Various times | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | $36.43+ | Celebrate local art, music, and beer at this three-day festival. 🍺
Blueberries 101 | Fri., May 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. | $25 | Learn how to become a master, or at least a superb grower, of blueberries. 🫐
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Real Good Smokehouse, a restaurant offering smoked meats + other smoked foods with the help of an in-house 65,000 BTU smoker, is coming to Market Street this month at the former Rhythm & Brews space. The smokehouse will feature a rotating menu. 🍖 (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga has plans to move into a new permanent headquarters, located at 401 E. MLK Blvd. The organization’s new office will occupy the same 12,000-sqft, mixed-use building that will host Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria. (Chattanooga News Chronicle)
Despite a recent fire at the Ocoee Whitewater Center, officials announced that Ocoee + Hiwassee Rivers are openfor the 2022 recreation season. Limited weekend tripsare available now on both rivers, which offer opportunities for rafting, fishing, hiking + more. 🚣 (NewsChannel 9)
The BLVD Project + the City of Rossville are partnering to hostRossville Open-Air Markets this summer — June 3, July 1, and Aug. 5 — with hopes to increase access to local foods. The market is currently seekingvendors to sell locally grown produce, artisan crafts, flowers, and consumable personal goods. 🥬
UTC students recently presented their work on how to preserve the historic St. George Hotel. Students reimagined the 105-year-old building — from returning to a traditional hotel model to modernizing the space into an office setting — and the hotel owner has plans to look at the designs for ideas. 📐 (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Sanatan Mandir of Chattanooga opened a new space to worship + gather over the weekend, after spending nearly 30 years at its previous location. The 25,000-sqft temple and community center, located off Hickory Valley Road, aims to be an inclusive space for the local Hindu community. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Last weekend, City Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrodgraduated from UTC with a degree in sociology and a minor in criminal justice. During her time as a councilwoman, Coonrod has been anadvocate for police reform + crime victims’ rights, citing her own experiences. Congrats, grad. 🎓 (NewsChannel 9)
Volkswagen will host an onsite job fair at the Volkswagen Conference Center on Sat., May 14 to fill 1,000 production positions. During the job fair, interested candidates can attend information sessions about the position, pay, and schedule. Candidates will also be able to schedule interviews with the company. 🚘 (Local 3)
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Kinley Southside’s “Good Company” burger is the official winner of Chattanooga Burger Week.
You won’t find it on the menu anymore — you’ll have to settle for the Market St. Burger with bacon, tomato jam, pickled onions, and garlic aioli on brioche. With herbed fries. Sorry, did we say settle?
Check out our roundup of the restaurants that participated + tell us who gets your personal blue ribbon.
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