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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 about building a cabin in the tabs below.

You will, of course, have questions which are unique to your project, so contact us to chat them through.

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 (fee may be applicable) for us to take a look at things like access and planning considerations.

Inspiring cabin location
The River Dart Inspiring location to build a cabin |Life Space Cabins
From hill side to riverbank consider where you want your amazing small space

Do I need Planning Permission?

Typically cabins with the domestic curtilage don’t require planning permission or building regulations, as Permitted Development allows you to build (within a strict criteria) without a full planning application. 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 full 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.


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

Have a read of our brief guide Planning Guide

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

Planning portal
Do I need Planning Permission for a Life Space Cabin |Life Space Cabins
Find planning and building regulations guidance for many common building work projects

Explore Our Portfolio

Life Space Cabins offers a full cabin design and build service for both commercial and private domestic clients. There are three routes you can choose to have a Life Space Cabin.

Simply Beautiful Simple space solutions for a variety of uses from our portfolio.

Refined Cabins Customisable portfolio designs to suit your needs and budget.

Bespoke Designs Fully exclusive design and build service.

Explore the Life Space Cabin range and portfolio

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. Call us to discuss how much a cabin is likely to cost.

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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 get in touch and we can talk you through the process either over the phone, online or we're always up for a good coffee.
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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.

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