Why was Ayr founded?
Ayr was created to be more than a unique cabin company. It is based on a philosophy we have and the reason why we do what we do.
For us, it's about looking after our own wellbeing and that of our family; to enjoy time with those we love; to get outside; to have adventures. Our cabins are built for this. Big moments in life matter, but it's the small ones that make it worth living.
The first Ayr cabin
The first Ayr cabin came to be when Stuart, our co-founder, needed a space to live with his family whilst building his home. Keen to stay onsite, he worked to create a 10m x 3m sanctuary that overlooked the rolling hills of Oxfordshire. Aware that this could be at least a year of living in a small space, every detail was crafted to ensure the wellbeing of his young family during this time of change.
Finally, when the time came to move out, it was bittersweet as the cabin had changed their way of living. Since moving out, the cabin has continued to bring joy to family and friends who have stayed; a few of whom now have an Ayr cabin of their own!
Ayr is closely partnered with The Barr Group; a collection of companies founded to provide bespoke design, construction, kitchens and joinery for clients in both the private and public sectors. With a strong reputation for their heritage, residential, commercial and eco-work, they have taken on diverse projects for the likes of The National Trust, Cliveden House and Oxford University as well as for many high-level private clients. Over the years, The Barr Group has worked with some of the country's best architects and designers to realise projects that have been featured in Architectural Digest, Enki, Elle Decoration, House & Garden, Country Homes & Interiors, The Telegraph and many more. For more information about The Barr Group, please see https://www.stuartbarr.co.uk/
PJB Cladding is a family-run company founded over 25 years ago, specialising in roofing and cladding solutions for the commercial, industrial, public and private sectors. Working closely with award-winning architects and main contractors, they have worked on large scale projects for the Rothschild Foundation at Waddesdon, The Oxford Trust and for high-end architectural builds. For more information about PJB Cladding, please see https://www.pjbcladding.co.uk/