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Naturally, what each of us wants in terms of our own cabin requirements varies. We hope our Portfolio inspires and resonates with your own cabin ideas and intentions. We have listed some of the most frequently asked questions in the tabs below.

You will of course have questions which are unique to your project, so contact us to chat them through.
We also offer a bespoke consultancy service to aid you with your business venture

Ideas and Inspiration - gather images

Start with creating a collection of photos that inspire you. Pinterest is a great tool for this task. Pinterest is an online database of images including a huge range of themes that you can 'pin' to a board - effectively an online scrap book - see our own Pinterest Boards . You can share your images with us and we can help with the next step

See our Blog Post about they way we use Pinterest here

Consider your plot and organise a site visit

Consider where you are planning to build your cabin. Is it your own land? Do you have to buy the plot? What is access like? What is the terrain like? Where is the view? Is it in your garden?

Although it seems a lot to consider, we can help and advise. After the initial chat on phone or email, we will have established the type of cabin you are after, your budget and its proposed location. We can then arrange a site visit for us to take a look at things like access and planning considerations.

Inspiring cabin location
A small but beautifully formed cabin in the Scottish countryside
From hill side to river side consider where you want your amazing small space

Do I need Planning Permission?

Typically cabins don’t require planning permission or building regulations, meaning that you can have your new space easily and quickly in your garden or plot. There are some exceptions; If you are within a conservation area, national park, near or in the curtilage of a listed building or in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB, you will need to acquire planning permission.

Permitted Development allows you to build (within a strict criteria) without planning permission. The best starting point for this research is to go to the Planning Portal for general advice on whether you require planning permission.

Make sure that you select the Welsh or England option as different rules apply. If you are unsure talk to us and to your local planning department who can advise you. Building regulations or Building control really only applies to cabins over 35sqm in area but again there are conditions depending on it's use.

Do Contact Us with your ideas and we can talk you through the options.


In Scotland New Legalisation came into force on 1st July 2017 to make it easier for people in Scotland to build a simple hut for recreational use. Read the good practice guidance on the planning, development and management of huts and hut sites In scotland Here
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Explore Our Range

Our team of talented designers, architects and professionals- who demonstrate passion for small spaces - have created a range of cabins which vary between the simple and rustic charm of the Wistmans, to the more sophisticated Skyspace cabin.

Explore our current and past cabin projects

Style your cabin

When you commission Life Space Cabins to design a unique cabin that is perfect for you we will guide you through all these FAQ. In addition to that we will take you through considered material choices and introduce you to new materials and styles that you may not have thought of before.

Through our curated 'address book' we can now offer a stylist and sourcing service that will give you the opportunity to have beautifully handmade, vintage or commercially found furniture and interior pieces in your cabin.

We are also building relationships with companies like Canopy and Stars who can advise you should your cabin be for more of a commercial venture.

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We are creators of fun dynamic life spaces for work and play whatever your age.

Set your budget

Having an idea of your budget for your project early on allows us to advise you on what can realistically be achieved, which speeds up getting your cabin idea to the design stage. Call us to discuss how much a cabin is likely to cost.

Set your Budget
Innovative and practical washroom cabin on campsite showcasing natural materials and rustic charm. |Life Space Cabins
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Talk to us

We want to make your idea work, so even if you’re not sure about anything on the list above Contact Us and we can talk you through the process.
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Consultancy and Project Management

Life Space Cabins has a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you create a successful venture that is as unique as you and your location.

Our consultancy offer sits within the original ethos of the company which is to design and build unique spaces of exceptional quality whether they are to be used for personal or commercial use.

Pop Up hotel by Miller Kendrick architects
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