You almost certainly have an idea about who Lawrence of Arabia is, from the famous and fantastic David Lean epic were he is played by a shockingly blue-eyed Peter O'Toole.
What is interesting to us, though, is how he built his nest, on an estate in Dorset owned by weathy, distant relatives. His country cottage on the Clouds Hill estate is a National Trust Property, meaning that anyone passing through the south west of England can drop in for a look.
What is special about this is the extremely specific nature with which this confirmed bachelor arranged his living space. His bedroom is a bookworm's dream. All the best books within arms reach of a big bed, and a dreamy window to look out when eyes begin to strain.
When people think carefully about what makes them happy, they can make a little go a very long way.
Above is the music room. Looking at this man's home gives us a very clear idea about how he intended to relax. He seems to have no need to show off, or impress anyone, or optimise the resale value of his home. Instead, he is precise about how he zones his two room cottage, about what activities bring him the greatest joy.
He died at the age of 47 in a motorbike accident while swerving to avoid children playing in a hole in the road. What to learn from this complicated man? Find out what makes you happy, and mould your space to accomodate it as fully as possible.