About Bigbnb

From the same team that brought you the über-minimalist Hotel Haiku (the most talked about hotel website at its time of launch in 2011), and Go Glamping (the first and original website dedicated to glamping when it launched in 2008), Bigbnb.com was designed to help people discover the best large group accommodation in Britain for their next special occasion, family-gathering or company get-together.

Our story

Born out of frustration searching for suitable large spaces for family gatherings using slow and clunky listing websites, not to mention a famous one that doesn’t cater for more than 16 guests, we decided to stop moaning and build something different.

Our vision was a user-friendly website, ultra-fast and modern and one that catered solely for large group bookings.

We began working on our idea in late 2019 and got a simple yet stylish website up and running in early March 2020.

Great, we thought, but then we all know what happened that year as the global pandemic took its devastating toll and changed everyone’s lives.

Admittedly it wasn’t the best timing ever, but we do seem to have gained an uncanny knack of launching new travel ventures during a crisis, as this piece in The Telegraph reminded us.

Having utilised all of the knowledge and skills attained over a 15 year journey in creating acclaimed travel websites, we feel we have now brought our original vision to life with Bigbnb.com which we relaunched with the latest version in 2023.

Our website

Do one thing; do it well.

Bigbnb was built with one goal in mind: to showcase large group accommodation in an engaging, super-fast and user-friendly format.

The internet is changing

With up to 80% of web traffic now coming from phones and the dominance of mobile advertising, a new type of online experience is needed.

  • Mobile users read half as many pages and spend half as much time on sites compared to desktop users.

  • 35% of millennials would like to book from their phones but say it’s too hard.

Whilst our website doesn’t offer bookings, most if not all booking systems were designed for desktop first with mobile bolted on as an afterthought.

Bigbnb’s user-focused design, quick search, and instant page loading, all combine in presenting our listings much faster and more effectively than traditional websites in this field.

A new approach is required

Our website’s performance is second to none.

Bigbnb’s clean and minimal style was designed to showcase accommodation not only in a fresh and elegant format but blazingly fast too.

We’ve kept our website lightweight to ensure quick time to view even on 3G connections…

  • Low on word count; high on impact.
  • Instant listing pages; no waiting for them to load.
  • Instantaneous search and filtering; results appear as you type.

All of this has been achieved without compromising on style or features.

Great feedback so far

Since relaunching Bigbnb.com in early 2023, feedback from users has been very positive with the following encouraging comments…

  • Like a digital rolodex of really cool large houses.
  • A little black book of potential venues for our next big gathering.
  • Love the name, does exactly what it says on the tin.

And this one, our personal fave…

  • The speed of your website is truly impressive – faster than a whippet doing zoomies!

Our team

DescriptionGarri Rayner | Designer

With a background in graphic design & market research, former record label owner Garri put ‘glamping’ firmly on the map in the UK when he launched the first website dedicated to glamping in 2008. The rest, as they say, is history.

He still can’t get his head around being interviewed live on BBC Radio by the charming Lauren Laverne about his Hotel Haiku website.

DescriptionHika Zenebe | Developer

Originally from the Ethopian capital of Addis Ababa, Hika currently resides in Switzerland where he is studying Data Science. As our website runs on cloud-based technologies he helps us with all sorts of clever stuff that we can only dream of.

A keen snowboarder, when he’s not shredding the park you will often find him in his kitchen rustling up vegan delights that will make your mouth water.

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