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Luxury, comfort & style
Good for the planet

Stay in a beautifully designed bespoke eco-cabin in your own peaceful meadow.

Fully off-grid, year-round and with 4 comfortable berths. Escape it all without compromising on comfort, location or eco credentials.  

Off-grid breaks

The Vacationist has been carefully designed to balance luxury, freedom and environmental impact

We want our guests to experience the joy of a camping holiday in the beautiful British countryside, where the kids can run around fields and climb trees and the adults can sit around the fire drinking wine and watching the stars. But, instead of compromising on comfort and standards with a tent, you have a luxury cabin at your disposal. 

The Vacationist is full of eco-technology so you can fully enjoy your time away without worrying about the climate impact of your holiday choices. 

Inspired by the A-frame cabins found across America, the cabin interior is full of design features that reflect the triangle motif. A huge triangular picture window draws light into the bedroom and the angled shapes of our dining area and feature wall blend seamlessly into the  dark and light tones of our engineered herringbone floor.  We even found the shape inverted in the ‘V’ of Vacationist. 

Using repurposed and sustainable materials was important to us.  There is nothing ‘off the shelf’ in our cabin. Each area has been lovingly hand-built, using a mixture of plywood, an environmentally-friendly material, or recovered wood such as oak and larch. Nothing went to waste – instead it was transformed into something new.  Who would have thought the offcuts from our sofa could make such a beautiful, distinctive and personal headboard for our master bed. 

We wanted the cabin to be a fun, quirky place for all ages. Look out for our painstakingly-assembled (with the help of our local school) ‘coloured-pencil’ epoxy kitchen counter and our hidden bookcase room, designed by our kids for your kids. While they look amazing, each is a reminder of what we do with our waste – where do books go when nobody wants them? Who will recycle old pencils that may have glue in them? 

We have worked hard to transform this space in the most sensitive way we can, choosing materials that are environmentally-friendly. It’s fully insulated with sheep’s wool, incorporates water-saving technology and runs off of solar panels. It also has a bio-ethanol burner – better for the environment than a log burner but with the same cosy feel. We’ve also built in infrared heating that runs off of our solar set up. There will be no chilly toes at this eco cabin!    

What you get:

  • Master bedroom with a king-sized bed (sleeps 2) with storage for bags and a huge picture window.
  • Sun deck raised above the fields – perfect for morning coffees and late nights stargazing.
  • Hidden bunk room (sleeps 2 children or adults up to 6ft). 
  • Full kitchen with a double burner gas-stove top, fridge, large sink and plenty of storage and surface space. 
  • Dining / bar area with seating for 4.
  • Bathroom with acrylic showerwall surround and a top-of-the-range composting toilet (no smells and no wasted water, helping you reduce the impact of your weekend away on the natural environment).  
  • Cosy lounge with a clean-burning bio-ethanol stove and a comfy sofa.
  • Plenty of USB electrical points – we have 2400W of solar power (plenty to charge your gadgets).
  • Deck area with seating
  • Hammock stand for lazy days swinging in the breeze
  • Outdoor firepit for toasted marshmallows of course!
  • A cosy rural hideaway for all seasons and all weathers. 
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Eco + Design : 'An English Eccentric'

The eye-catching design of The Vacationist Cabin has been recognised in a few places. We are particularly happy to have the design noticed by those with an eye on sustainability. Our ‘modern log cabin’ may be clad in recycled pallet wood, and have eco-credentials running through its inner workings, but no corner is untouched by thoughtful design touches. 

Eco Design Magazine called us An English Eccentric (which we rather like!) in their focus article on us. They said: “

“Located in the middle of a verdant meadow in the UK’s West Sussex countryside, this ecological wood cabin used to be a hay bale trailer. It combines sustainability, luxury and relaxation.

And it also provides a lot of home decor inspiration! Particularly its use of sustainable wood throughout the structure.”

Read their full article here. 

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Things to do

Hike or bike the chalky hills of the South Downs Way; explore the woods with a stomp through Ashdown Forest, discover quintessentially English villages like Firle or Lewes; enjoy a day trip to Brighton’s bustling Laines or Eastbourne’s promenade or take a dip in the sea.


Tucked in a glorious, private meadow, The Vacationist looks out over lush green grass. It  backs onto woodland, which the kids love to explore and is close to festival site – Crockstead Fields. It is the perfect spot to unwind, get back to nature and hang out with your favourite people. 

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