BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki rests after hiking 4 miles up the steep Fire Warden's Trail to Bigelow Col, a dip in the ridge between Avery Peak and West Peak on Bigelow Mountain on July 22, 2014, near Stratton. The Portland Press Herald reports Tentrr has built about 30 campsites in Maine since last summer. Tentrr rents out semi-permanent tents on private land using a model that's similar to Airbnb. The campsite-sharing service Tentrr has reportedly built about 30 campsites in Maine since last summer. Tentrr rents out semi-permanent tents on private land using a model that's similar to Airbnb. Credit: Aislinn Sarnacki

PORTLAND, Maine — A New York-based campsite sharing company is expanding into Maine.

The Portland Press Herald reports Tentrr has built about 30 campsites in Maine since last summer. Tentrr rents out semi-permanent tents on private land using a model that’s similar to Airbnb. The company started in upstate New York in 2015.

Property owners pay a fee to join and receive 80 percent of bookings for use of their land. The sites run about $110 per night. Property owners can earn more by offering additional rental services for activities like kayaking and mountain biking.

Company spokeswoman Baxter Townsend says Maine’s “gorgeous” landscape makes it a good fit.

Tentrr continues to attract young professionals from urban centers like New York City. The company hopes to build 200 sites in Maine by 2019.

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