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A House for Essex

Due to high demand, all holidays at A House for Essex are sold via a ballot. Each ballot offers you the chance to purchase a 2- or 3- night stay at A House for Essex, for up to 4 people

The latest ballot has now closed, but do sign up to our newsletter for future updates on future A House for Essex ballots, and other news from Living Architecture. 


Reading and Thinking Retreat at Life House, Wales

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

Available dates in 2018: 

18- 21 May

21- 24 September

 7 – 10 December

Find out more


2018 Holiday Dates available

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


The Life House by John Pawson

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

Book now


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

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

Read article


A Room for London

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


Grayson Perry´s Dream House

A House for Essex is featured in Channel 4 documentary.

Watch documentary

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