An affordable living space in a beautiful area
Andy a postman living locally to our South Devon offices, was keen to have an independent self contained living space (annexe) located in the grounds of his parents home.
In 2019, having noticed one of our Life Space Cabins vehicles while out on his rounds, Andy got in touch with us to find out more about our cabins and whether we might be able to help him. We discussed how a contemporary cabin could be the ideal solution. It would provide him with the chance to have his own home while remaining in the countryside he loves so much and still in close proximity to his parents. After exploring different options, The Dart was created to give a beautiful contemporary cabin design that would fit within its rural context and a well-proportioned living space that allowed him to have the all important separate sleeping space in the form of a sleep deck mezzanine, a small shower room, a simple birch ply kitchen and ultimately plenty glazing including the end gable to give a light bright space which would focus on the stunning views.
Life Space Cabins founder Jamie Wilson, who worked closely with Andy throughout the design and build says “We had a lot of fun working with Andy on this new design and he too enjoyed the design process. He also liked being able to choose bespoke elements in a way he wouldn’t have been able to if he’d bought a 2-bed new build semi”
The build took place during the very wet winter of 2019 but our Life Space Cabins team cracked on undeterred and completed the cabin in early 2020, just in the nick of time before Covid19 lockdown 2020. The Dart not only became Andy’s haven during this tumultuous year but it has also inspired him to create a stunning garden around it. We’ve loved reading Andy’s texts, telling us how much he was enjoying life in the cabin.
“A big thank you, to all at Life Space Cabins.. I am their Postman… and I am the one person who knows more about them, than them!! So I had no worries about choosing who I would get to build my new home. Built and designed, exactly how I wanted. In summary, if you want to build quality and attention to detail from a reputable trustworthy family business. This is it.. I love it. Thanks again”
– Andrew Gordon