How keen will you be to jet off when travel restrictions are eventually lifted? For some, the confinement of recent months will see them chomping at the bit to get away. Predictions are being made about a spike in demand for international leisure travel when flights resume.

Others will be cautious about heading off to foreign destinations, especially if they have lost money on bookings or were trapped abroad when borders shut. UK hotels, glamping sites, cottage rentals and attractions will be hoping that more people will opt for a staycation.

Escape to an Idyllic Wooden Cabin

One outcome of the lockdown has been a growing connection with nature. Bikes and walking boots have been dusted down. People have had the time to get out and explore their local parks, footpaths and cycle routes. Enforced time in the garden has enabled us all to notice bird song, flowering plants and subtle seasonal changes.

This could play into the hands of glamping sites. As normal life resumes, we may appreciate the chance to escape to rural locations to unwind. A far cry from back-to-basics camping, glamping has gradually increased in popularity over the last decade. It offers outdoor adventure without the need to rough it.

Wooden cabins and pods are popular glamping accommodation, as they offer a different experience with home comforts. For those more used to hotels, wooden cabins can feel safer and more relaxing than a tent or caravan. Savour evenings under the stars, with conversation flowing as flames dance from the fire pit. Then, retire to the relative luxury of a cosy bed, indoor toilet and, in some cases, a hot tub or sauna.

Koto Cabin with Charred Timber Cladding in woodland

Timber Clad Koto Cabins

Koto Cabins design, construct and install sophisticated wooden cabins for clients across Europe and America. Inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese design, these architectural wooden cabins would delight the most discerning traveller.

Although Scandinavia and Japan have a different heritage, their traditions share a common ethos. Both value the connection with nature and the use of natural materials. Both create beauty through clean, simple and functional design and quality craftsmanship.

Shou Sugi Ban® Charred Timber Cladding

Exterior Solutions Ltd was approached by Koto Cabins when they were sourcing quality build materials. Our Shou Sugi Ban® range of charred timbers offers the stylish quality that fits with the company’s design aspirations.

The dark, grained finish of Shou Sugi Ban® charred timbers offer the perfect timber cladding solution. The effect is aesthetically pleasing and low maintenance, as the charring process provides greater resilience, weatherproofing and protection.

Koto Cabins are designed by architects, either as off-the-shelf buildings or one-off commissions. Although the styles vary, one stipulation is that every design has to be energy neutral. Sustainable construction and living are at the heart of each decision.

The wooden cabins are constructed off-site and delivered to private grounds, glamping sites, resorts and community spaces as a whole building. This pre-fabricated approach minimised disruption for their clients.

Whether you are looking for a unique second home, an impressive social space in your garden or the ultimate workspace, timber-clad Koto Cabins could fit the bill. They are also worth exploring if you are developing a highly-desirable eco-retreat for urban escapees, who will soon be planning their perfect staycation.

Supplier of Charred Timber Cladding

If you are working with an architect to design an impressive structure for your grounds and you wish to incorporate charred timber cladding, contact Exterior Solutions Ltd on 01494 711800 to request our Shou Sugi Ban® catalogue.

Exterior Solutions Ltd is a trusted supplier of charred timber cladding, providing materials to architects, building developers, self-builders and interior designers. With all timbers prepared and treated on-site, we retain high-quality standards throughout the process. Our trained team can even create bespoke finishes to match your vision.