About Wigwam® Holidays

Great holidays in the great outdoors

About Wigwam Holidays

About Wigwam® Holidays

Our mission at Wigwam® Holidays is simple: to provide great holidays in the great outdoors. 

We think that everyone should be able to experience the joy of nature's wide open spaces. That's why we make it easy to plan an affordable, stress-free glamping holiday in some of the most beautiful places on earth. Since launching in 2000, we've expanded our Wigwam® Sites to more than 80 rural locations across Britain and beyond. 

Cosy Wigwam® Cabins

What sets us apart is our cosy handcrafted timber Wigwam® Cabins designed for unparalleled glamping getaways. We've an ever-growing community of loyal Wigwammers who are choosing to use Wigwam® Sites as their base for exploring the beauty of the UK.

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Our history

Wigwam® Holidays launched in 2000 but our business of building eco-friendly timber cabins dates back more than 20 years.

The original camping pod, our Wigwam® Cabin, is the product of continued innovation and an ongoing dedication to quality craftsmanship.

How it all began

Our story begins in 1989, at Dorset's Hooke Park College. It was there that student Charles Gulland dreamed up the first of many designs for a sustainable lodge built from freshly felled trees and locally grown timber.

Award-winning designs in tow, Charles went on to serve as Designer in Residence at the Countryside Commission for Scotland. He worked on developing low-cost lodging for the country's long-distance footpaths, a project that first inspired his career in the camping sector.

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Crafting the perfect cabin

In 1992, Charles founded All Round Buildings, constructing lodges out of rounded pieces of locally sourced timber. He also worked with Heriot Watt University students to develop unique designs that turned low-value timber into high-quality buildings.

He identified a gap in the market and came up with an idea for an innovative 'camping pod'. Using steam-bent timber and larch boards, he designed the fully insulated, heated camping cabin that we now call the Wigwam® Cabin.

Glamping done right

Charles launched Wigwam® Holidays in 2000 as demand for these comfy camping cabins grew. We've since expanded to more than 80 stunning rural locations across the UK, all dedicated to providing great holidays in the great outdoors.

We keep on innovating and our commitment to quality craftsmanship hasn't wavered. Cosy in any season, our Wigwam® Cabins are perfect for glamping holidays all year round.

Family sitting round the fire