|An English man's unusual home in the East Midlands|
The saying is "An Englishman's home is his castle".
we seem to have reached the stage where many of us are shelling out enough money
to have paid for a castle a few years ago.
But there is a way to get
off the property ladder.
You can get rid of the mortgage and cut the running
More and more people in the East Midlands are cashing in and opting
for alternatives homes.
A quarter of a million people in the UK have sold
their conventional property and bought a pre-fab house.
|Park homes - an alternative to the traditional housing estate|
Kath and Martin Redshaw decided to sell their three bed semi near Derby
and opt for a Park Home.
Another option is life on the East Midlands canals.
Narrow boats have become a top selling alternative home.
Buyers can sail-a-way
their new boat from around £50,000, making them an affordable option for
first time buyers.
Many alternative homes are ones people have built themselves.
Jerry Harrell had to sell his families conventional house and live in a
caravan for three years while building an environmentally friendly home.
energy efficient and saving him a small fortune. But owning a house which is different
could be a gamble
not everyone wants to live the unconventional.
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