An imaginative, designer holiday home in Buckinghamshire

This luxury "bothy" was initially designed as a temporary living space

Turned into a luxury holiday home, Kirstie's modern cabin was at first designed to be lived in for the duration of her self-build project. But the Buckinghamshire-based Ayr cabin would become much more high performing, ending up as a source of income.


The term "site cabin" may conjure up ideas of characterless boxiness, but Kirstie and husband Chris worked with Ayr to create something bespoke. We designed a modern, aluminium and timber-clad cabin with bi-folding doors that open up the living space and bring lots of natural light inside.


The cabin was fitted with birch face ply walls, with space-saving built-in cabinetry in a birch face or matt black spray finish throughout. The 60-square-metre cabin with practical designer living spaces also housed three functional bedrooms for a young family of four. And being based on the couple's own plot, site access was not a problem!

The cabin is not only a stylish addition to the Buckinghamshire countryside, it’s also a great recommendation for how to offer accommodation to paying guests.​​​​​​​​ The cabin even has a steel beam base which enables it to be moved in the future, if required.


enki magazine said: "As well as an enjoyable living experience through the self-build process, creating a 'pod' like this meant that for approximately the same price as an average-sized, on-site caravan, this family ended up with an income from their own designer holiday home."