We thrive on creative challenges and building innovative spaces from our workshop and design studio in the heart of the South Devon countryside.
The beating heart of Life Space Cabins, our team of cabin creators, designers and innovators work collaboratively to shake up the cabin and small spaces world.
Meet our talented team
Jamie, our dynamic founder, is the driving force behind Life Space Cabins. He formed the company in 2016 to bring his passion for architecture and small space design to a wide audience. He loves the playful nature of cabins and ensures that ‘fun’ is incorporated into every design, be it through a sliding ladder, a pivoting wall, a drop down side or a curved roof.
The company has grown rapidly and Jamie has built up a fantastic team of designers and cabin creators around him. A commitment to exceptional quality, architectural design and customer service underpins everything the company does. Life Space Cabins offer fully bespoke projects (where the sky is the limit) as well as a portfolio of cabin designs that can be customised to the unique needs of each customer.
Jamie’s passion for cabins has evolved from his love of camper vans. Jamie, his wife Kate and their son Ned have owned a number of VW Campervans and have taken them on travels around Europe and the UK. Jamie is at his happiest when enjoying the peaceful simplicity of these road trips.
After 20 years working in the creative industry, Kate credits the New Ashgate Gallery and the Farnham Maltings arts venue for her passion for working in the creative sector. Over her career, Kate has implemented a large number of business start-up schemes that have championed creatives to start and grow successful new enterprises across Surrey, Hampshire and Devon.
So when husband Jamie started Life Space Cabins it was a natural step for Kate to get involved. Wearing many hats for Life Space, Kate will be involved throughout your project from initial conversations to planning and purchasing, helping to bring new and exciting small spaces to her home county and beyond.
Kate also enjoys nothing better than a peaceful afternoon in front of the fire after a good stomp on Dartmoor, where she grew up.
Oli joined us in the Summer of 2022. He brings to the team a robust knowledge of technical design and a meticulous attention to detail, having honed his skills at a renowned architecture and interior design practice in Devon.
Oli will feature in your cabin project from the initial design and planning through to the technical design development and specification stages. His passions lay with sustainable and responsible design and is a real asset to the Life Space Cabins team.In his leisure time, Oli is a vastly experienced Fell runner and typically thrives in the harsh, remote and natural environments in the UK and his home from home in the Alps
Kelly joined the Life Space family as a graduate, quickly becoming a key asset within the design team and a pioneer with our specialist technical and manufacturing software Solidworks. It’s during this 3D modelling process that we are able to streamline our technical design, testing key variables long before any timber is cut.
Having always had a creative spirit, Kelly boosts the team in the design and development of our cabins as well as inspiring a bucket list movement with her annual crazy challenges.
More information on Pippa coming soon!
With over 8 years of experience Jon has worked in Bristol as a Senior Design Manager within the exhibitions and events industry. Specialising in modular, temporary and spatial environments.
Jon and his wife Vicky have relocated back to their hometown in the Southwest to share their love for the countryside and the coast where they have family connections.
Having always had a keen interest in cabins and spaces that share a connection to their environment, being able to create those spaces is a very special opportunity. Jon loves to work closely with clients and team members to squeeze the best out of each idea through the design, development and visualisation of each project. As well as a love for coffee.
After completing a degree in rural enterprise and land management, Alastair managed large private estates before moving on to build and restore shepherd’s huts in Hampshire. It seems hard to believe that 10 years ago very few people even knew what a shepherd’s hut was and very few craftsmen were making them! Alastair’s broad experience has also included constructing green oak framed buildings, and even creating lifeguard huts for the RNLI.
Alastair is drawn to creative, small scale design and functionality. He loves the variety, high standards and complete build approach at Life Space Cabins and he’s definitely on the same wavelength as many of our cabin loving clients. Alastair has always associated cabins with good times; summers spent in a friend’s cliff top cabin at Whitsands, Cornwall, and many happy holidays staying in other quirky accommodation.
As a keen sailor Alastair makes the most of outdoor life in Devon and has recently bought a classic sailing boat. He also enjoys canoeing, exploring Dartmoor on foot and the south-west coastal footpath, often beach combing.
Kevin started his career on a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship and now with over 20 years of carpentry experience is a key member of the craft team. He worked on construction sites before spending the last couple of years doing bench joinery and wood machining work. He loves the variety and challenge of his work at Life Space Cabins. No two cabin projects are the same, so every day in the workshop is different. As a local, he knows South Devon like the back of his hand.
In his spare time, Kevin does a lot of rallying as a navigator, and also works on fixing and repairing the cars. He runs a local road rally championship. He has a small workshop at home where he makes house signs, furniture and wooden toys for the local preschool.
Sam is our junior cabin creator/ carpenter working alongside Kevin and Alastair. Sam is a proper local and was born not 3miles from Life Space Cabins HQ in South Devon. He has a strong work ethic and a valuable member of the carpentry team. Sam is also a certified welder and shows promise as a trainee electrician.
Jamie relocated back to Devon in 2022 after spending 5 years away. During this time he worked on a range of luxury bespoke projects abroad and in the UK from super yacht restoration to bespoke furniture commissions.
In his spare time, Jamie is currently busy renovating his home which he is making a lot of furniture from scratch. When he has some leisure time outside of that you’ll most likely find him on a tennis court.
More information on James coming soon!
Alexandra Crichton – BA Hons Spatial Design, describes herself as an art, interiors, architecture
and design obsessive. A visit to the Atomium in Brussels became her foremost childhood
experience and one that informed her lifelong love of all things weird and wonderful in design
and the built environment! Since 2001 she has been working on her business ‘Alexandra
Crichton Art and Design’ creating original drawings, renderings, paintings and portraits to
individuals and businesses.
She joined Life Space Cabins to assist in continuing to bring a sense of fun and encouraging
‘greener design’ with each of our cabin projects. Alex has been the flash of inspiration behind some of our most successful projects.