Frequently asked questions
What is Launch Pad?
Launch Pad is a growing network of homeowners and creators who inspire each other. We curate pop-up artist residencies in homes across London while owners are away. It's like house sitting for creative folk who need a space to think, dream, and create something. We aim to create a two-way exchange by matching homeowner with a creator who will inspire them in return.
How did Launch Pad start?
Since moving to London five years ago, I’ve navigated the city’s housing crisis by living in warehouses, backpackers hostels, and a boat.
Earlier this year, my mentor invited me to house sit for him so that I would have the space to create, to dream, to breathe, to do, to be.
And that gave me an idea: live/work studios that pop up in homes while owners are away.
Pop-up launch pads.
Is it like house sitting?
Yes. It's like house sitting for creative folk who need a space to think, dream, and create something.
Can I ask them to look after my cat?
Yes plz. Most residents are more than happy to feed cats, walk dogs, and sing to plants. If you'd like your resident to do one or all of the above then let us know when you apply.
How much does it cost?