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Late Availability

15th November 2017

For latest availability including weekend dates   :

Suffolk - The Balancing Barn (sleeps 8) 

Suffolk - The Dune House (sleeps 9)

Wales -   The Life House (sleeps 6) 

Norfolk -  The Long House (sleeps 10)

Kent -      The Shingle House (sleeps 8)

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Reading and Thinking Retreat at the Life House, Wales 2- 5 Feb 2018

1st November 2017

Join other friends of The School of Life and Living Architecture on a long weekend of contemplation, reading and new horizons.

Designed by leading architect John Pawson, the house is a space for retreat and relaxation. The house has three ensuite bedrooms, and ample communal areas, including a very large kitchen, dining space and living room - and a room called the ‘Contemplation chamber’, buried deep in the hillside.

Normally only available for group bookings, this weekend is a unique opportunity for 3 individuals or couples to experience the Life House, whilst also taking time out from busy lives for a weekend of self-discovery, with the help of the School of Life Library of specially selected books on everything from the Importance of Being Nice to Small Pleasures and Great Thinkers.

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A House for Essex

19th October 2017

The current ballot for A House for Essex has now closed.

Sign up to our newsletter to get updates on future A House for Essex ballots and other news from Living Architecture.

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2018 Holiday Dates available

19th July 2017

  • The Balancing Barn, Suffolk, sleeps 8 - see here
  • The Dune House, Suffolk, sleeps 9 - see here
  • The Long House, Norfolk, sleeps 10 - see here
  • The Shingle House, Kent, sleeps 8 - see here
  • The Life House, Wales, sleeps 6 - see here


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The Life House by John Pawson

1st April 2017

The Life House is now available to book for week-long and short beaks - see here.

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The Life House by John Pawson - Financial Times, Sept 2016

16th September 2016

"A tour de force of domestic minimalism" - Financial Times, September 2016.

Read the full article here.

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A Room for London

21st September 2015

Please note that A Room for London has now closed for a while.

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Grayson Perry´s Dream House. Watch Channel 4 documentary.

18th May 2015

A House for Essex is featured in Channel 4 documentary - Grayson Perry's Dream House. Watch it online now. 

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Recent Press Coverage

25th January 2015

See all our recent press coverage.

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