Eco Cabin, Uckfield

Project - Eco Cabin

Location - Uckfield

Product Used - HW16002 PALLIDO PRIME | HW16006 BRONZO PRIME

Photographer - Calvert Studios

Instagram - skooliestays_thevacationist

In a secluded and private field in rural Sussex, built on a retired hay-bale trailer, the Vacationist is designed to bring luxury to those who want to holiday in style.  

Spacious and super-stylish, warm and comfortable, perched by the trees with a large south-facing sundeck overlooking your hammock and fire-pit area, this cosy cabin is a special place to spend lazy country days.  

When we built Skoolie Stays, our converted American school bus, we were confined to the shell of a vehicle. The Vacationist, albeit built on an old agricultural trailer, was essentially created from scratch.  We did this because we wanted to create something that not only offered the headspace of time away in nature with family and friends, but also challenged people to holiday more responsibly. 

The Vacationist gave us the perfect opportunity to build something that could illustrate how off-grid energy and minimal CO2 emissions does not mean compromising on style or comfort. 

With all the incredible eco-tech we had secured, we realised the potential of a space that could showcase the best in sustainable design. We worked hard to identify potential partners who shared our same vision of a world in which people take greater care and ownership of their impact, inviting them to collaborate with us.  

Havwoods Flooring helped us with our incredibly stylish FSC-approved engineered wooden floor; Sofa Style, who are based locally to us in Newhaven, hand-built our sofas out of 600 recycled plastic bottles; Mini Moderns created a feature wall and ceiling in our kids bedroom and Showerwall took away the tiling pain with a acrylic waterproof panelling system in the bathroom.