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  • Cheap two bed outbuilding - Any ideas???

    Hi

    I have just bought a property with a large garden, and I came up with the idea that I could move into a small wooden house, and rent out the main house.

    Now I do not want a permanent structure, nor do I really want to go through a planning application.

    So in brief, I am looking for a CHEAP way to sleep in the garden, with the creature comforts of heat, water, and electricity, (although I do have electricity running to two garden sheds already).

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    how about a chalet? there easyer than building a whole house. I think if i remember also you dont need planning either, might be wrong on that so dont quote me! You can get a smallish one for around 15K, have alook on google.

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    • #3
      Have you at looked at timber structures, type in google "office sheds" i am sure that you will be able to find what you are looking for! if not email me.

      good luck
      Regards

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      • #4
        Really, where's the point of living like a tramp just to earn money?? Get your priorities right, man! Live comfortably, and make profit on top of that.

        If you think you'll need to live in a shed to afford rental property, I think you've got it topsy turvy.

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        • #5
          lol how funny
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          • #6
            I would double check to make sure about the planning permission either way. I have heard stories about families getting hit for not asking for permission to put up climbing frames, because neighbours complained that they were too big.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by RiverResidence View Post
              I would double check to make sure about the planning permission either way. I have heard stories about families getting hit for not asking for permission to put up climbing frames, because neighbours complained that they were too big.
              you should also check with the local council to see if it is allowed on health and safety grounds (sorry for the pun) also you will need ablution facilities so it will become an expensive issue - what about the new prospective tenants not wanting to share the grounds with you?
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              • #8
                Interesting....

                what to do if a neighbor complains that the frames are too small??
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                • #9
                  Wow!

                  I definately wouldn't be sleeping at the bottom of the garden to earn a few pennies, you'd be just like a house keeper, the tennants would annoy you none stop!

                  Another point - Do you actually think tennants want 'someone at the bottom of the garden' ? Might be a bit of a put off when your having viewings?

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                  • #10
                    Haha just reading this idea made me laugh.
                    I don't think i'd EVER buy a property with the owner living at the bottom of my garden and yeah, you should get your priorties sorted man, live good!

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                    • #11
                      Unless you could seperate the two properties in some way with different entry and exit points, who knows, sounds like a no goer though!

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                      • #12
                        Get a tent

                        or a camper van?

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                        • #13
                          I agree with the previous comments that I would not want to rent a house with my landlord living like a gnome at the bottom of the garden.

                          However, if you insist then these look pretty cool: Garden Offices | Rooms UK

                          Not sure they have a solution that you would be keen on living in but they can provide running water
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                          • #14
                            perhaps live offsite in a caravan - if this is a temporary solution to some problem. What were you looking to do when you got the house?
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