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The Old School Cabin

The premise for this cabin was to design and build a space for our client to use for additional accommodation for busy family gatherings and potentially for use as a rental via Airbnb. The design has space for a small kitchen and bathroom. 

For the best use of space a mezzanine sleep deck has been incorporated to allow for additional sleeping and large areas of glazing will allow for a cosy yet bright space to spend time in.


Because of its size it is likely that the Old School Cabin will require planning permission. Life Space Cabins has written a brief guide to planning. We can also give guidance on a case by case basis.


Where possible we prefabricate as much of the cabin as possible prior to delivery on site. This minimises the disruption and time of the construction phase. The build route we choose will depend on access and foundation type. Call us to talk about having a cabin like this on your site.


£POA Prices will be +vat and exclusive of planning and building regulation fees, service connections, foundations, delivery installation. Subject to access and client specification.

Get in touch to discuss your project.


The materials are subtle and durable allowing for regular use and for the cabin to complement its surroundings. The Old School Cabin comes as standard using these materials:
  • Structure: Softwood stud, plywood or OSB sheathed. Feature Trusses available 
  • Insulation: Wood fibre or Actis Hybris
  • External Cladding: Vertical cladding Western Red Cedar or UK sourced Larch  
  • Internal walls: Painted Softwood boards
  • Windows/door: Double glazed Rationel windows and door
  • Roof: Crimpted Zinc or Tata Steel Urban ColourCoat

We specify fittings and fixtures from leading brands that we work with such as Rationel windows, Clearview stoves and Lindab guttering. We can tweak the specification as required though the cost may vary. Grains, textures and colours may vary from those shown.


Customise the Old School Cabin by including a bespoke kitchen made by companies such as Atelier Cabinet Makers.

We recognise that by adapting a design and introducing you to further options it will give you the flexibility to tailor the aesthetics and functionality of the space and ensure it is specific to your project.

Simple design amendments can often be undertaken for a small charge, although changes that affect the structure, will result in re-engineering and remodelling the design will have a larger impact on the final design and build costs.

Life Space Cabins Service 

We specialise in the design and build of amazing smaller spaces. We like to take responsibility and have fun with each of our projects. Each project will come with a varying need for project management, we can take care of the whole project or agree on a suitable package of works for your budget.

As standard Life Space Cabins will offer guidance on helping you choose the right cabin for your site, plus light-touch guidance on planning permission.

We can come to your site and give an appraisal which can cover market demand (rental), access, site location, service infrastructure, engineering and independent planning advice (from one of our expert consultants).
We will always make you aware if your project costs are likely to extend beyond the standard. 
The best thing to do is call us on 01364 705057 or contact us to chat through your ideas and to see what is possible. 

Want to see the floor plans or basic drawings for a planning application? Contact Us to find out more.
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