Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a fully equiped 3 bedroom des res

June 17, 2012


Despite all the claims from the Government and reports from banks that the housing situation is getting better in the UK, it seems that this opinion is not shared by everyone. Either that or the relentless increase over past years in house prices, as rises continuously kept pace with or outstripped the comparatively meagre rises in the majority of peoples pay, leading to many first time buyers into complete disillusionment at ever getting onto that first rung of the ladder.

According to a new survey from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), the number of young people, in the UK at least, who aspire to own their own home, and see it as “the ideal living situation” has dropped.

Others around the world however have see it as an opportunity to be more inventive and find alternative ways to reduce their costs and increase their green housing credentials.

While the idea of using converted churches as clubs or houses has become widespread, a group of monks from the Sisaket province of Thailand have gone the other way, by taking the leftover from clubs and used over one million recycled glass bottle to construct their eco Buddhist temple.

Others have seen opportunities such as living in second hand shipping containers, missile silos, retired planes!

It seems that necessity really can be the mother of invention.

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