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Gilly Smith


Life after Lockdown must be a time of reflection, creativity and reset. And our little piece of paradise in rural Sussex will be offering opportunities a go-go to share skills and inspiration with people who refuse to go back to the way we were.

Podcasting masterclasses, food writing, yoga, creative writing retreats, creative breakouts… I’ve got them all coming up at the House of Dreams. And, new for 2021… Cooking the Books: the Retreat is my series of weekend getaways with some of the incredibly talented food writers I feature on my podcast.

Food and philosophy, food and identity, food as activism, it’s what fire pits were built for. Join us as we chop and chat about life through the lens of food.

Our eco-house is almost passive with the solar gain and ground-source heating  providing a space for visitors to relax, enjoy and appreciate the countryside with little or no impact on neighbours or environment.  Our low impact, eco-chic ethos is part of our unique selling point and reflects the area’s commitment to sustainable business.

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