About Us


  1. a person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area.
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  1. develop or be the first to use or apply (a new method, area of knowledge, or activity).
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Our Story

We are pioneers! Pioneers in creating spaces that help you relax, dream, and enjoy life.

We are pioneers! Pioneers in creating spaces that help you relax, dream, and enjoy life.

We are pioneers who create spaces for dreams to come alive, whether it’s a Popup Kitchen like “The Major” or “Madeleine”, or a Dream Space, or a vintage caravan hire.

We aim to create an inspiring, engaging, and approachable product which highlights the “former life” of the vehicle we convert.

Very little goes to waste, nothing is too broken to be of use: there is beauty and life in the broken and the unwanted if we have eyes to see it.

This means everything takes time. It takes time to bring a rotten and rusty caravan back to life. It takes time to lovingly prepare old pallets for use. I guess that’s what you get from a exciting start-up with a brand new and fresh idea. It takes a while to build a space that allows dreams to take shape.

I am proud to say that most of the materials we use are recycled, up-cycled, or unwanted. And I am also proud to say that we are waste negative and very close to being carbon neutral.

Thank you for your visit and your interest in Pioneer Popup.

Stéphane Barbey, MD and Founder

Meet the Team

Stephane Barbey

Stephane Barbey


I am the driving force behind the business. I am an unrepentant dreamer, an uncurable optimist. To me anything is possible. In fact Impossible is not in my dictionary.

The hidden few

The hidden few

Interior Design, Add-hoc, Artistic help, plus more.

Many people have come along and given a hand, in various ways according to their strengths. 

Get in touch

To find out how to hire a popup kitchen, order a dream-space, or simply for information, please fill in the form. We will usually get back to you within 12 hrs.


09:00 – 17:00 & 20:00 – 21:00


By appointment only



07835 751241


Located somewhere in the south of England