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Life Space Cabins were commissioned to design and build the Chappell Cabin by our clients Gavin and Lisa.  The bespoke garden cabin is used as a home office and a reading room for Gavin to escape to and relax in.  It also has the added benefit of a kitchenette and mezzanine occasional sleep deck.  This oak frame garden cabin was our first official project as Life Space Cabins and consequently it is very special to us!

The Chappell Cabin was built predominantly in the workshop before being delivered in kit form to the site in Derbyshire.  The luxury cabin was then assembled, frame raised and completely finished in just over two weeks, including the ground works.

All work was completed by Life Space Cabins aside from the electrical installation, which was overseen by the client directly with their local contact.

All design and construction for the garden cabin was led and completed by Life Space Cabins and the talented Andy Guy.

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Design Details

The luxury garden cabin has a variety of uses, primarily as a reading room/study and a home office.
At the weekends it becomes more social and is used as a social hub at the foot of the garden. One of our favourite elements is the sliding ladder, which was inspired by a grand library ladder. It is fixed to a sliding rail so it can be tucked to one side once finished with.

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Cabin Facts


  • A smaller space designed for intimacy
  • Handcrafted oak frame with a mezzanine sleep deck
  • 6m x 4m footprint and 4m high
  • Installed onsite in just over 2 weeks
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  • Exterior: Larch cladding
  • Roof: Corrugated tin with Lindab guttering and down pipes in silver
  • Structure: Handcrafted oak frame by timber frame craftsmen in Devon. The oak frame forms the structural skeleton of the cabin and then is wrapped in pre fabricated insulation panels.
  • Interior: Farrow and Ball estate emulsion to the floors, walls and ceiling. Light fittings by Heals.
  • Glazing: Direct applied glazing, which applies glass to the face of the oak frame giving large apertures of glass.
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