The Life House

The Life House

In mid Wales, near the small town of Llanbister, amidst a landscape of rolling hills, The School of Life has worked in collaboration with Living Architecture and the architect John Pawson to create a timeless house of simplicity and beauty – The Life House.

 For more information and to book a stay, please click here to go to the Living Architecture site.

The design of the house, which has three beds and sleeps six people, is based upon the concept of a retreat where serenity, contemplation and restoration are foremost; a place where a week-long retreat will immerse the visitor in a zone of extreme calm, leaving them re-invigorated to resume their responsibilities in the world.

The building where the retreat unfolds is both simple yet luxurious. It is the result of five years of work by the architect and writer John Pawson, working in conjunction with the philosopher Alain de Botton, and has been deeply influenced by Japanese design and the architecture of the Benedictine monks.

For more information and to book a one week retreat (for up to 6 people), please click here to go to the Living Architecture site.

 

 

Details for Thu 1st Jan 1970

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Contemplation Chamber 

The Life House at Night