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Look! The shed has a shed…

This is a house listing in Fernhurst. That’s it on the left. I mean, that’s the whole house.

It’s a former telegraph exchange built in 1959. The owner managed to cram in a loft bedroom, a kitchen and livingroom area and a bunk for guests. It’s near the South Downs National Park. It has a garden.

To be honest with you, I’d probably love it. I have a thing for trailers and lofts and other tiny accommodations.

It would have to be *awfully* nice to rate £225,000, though.


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: November 24, 2021, 8:04 pm

Pshaw – it wakens you every morning with your favorite breakfast and tea (coffee for we colonial savages).

Makes sure your slippers and housecoat are arrayed for you to wear until such time as it draws your bath and helps you properly attire for the day ahead.

Light lunch and afternoon tea are a built in of course.

Then in the evening it presents you with a nice dinner and sherry or port, a cigar for the gentlemen in the ‘bunk’ house and whatever it is you ladies have when you’re not steering the men folk from their various follies.

then a night cap, and tucks you in.

Well, that’s what I’d expect at that price, given the size of the joint.

It’s like paying $3 million for a car – it damn well better do some things other than take me from place to place.

Comment from Teej
Time: November 24, 2021, 9:20 pm

If it got me a space to hang out away from the rellies on Thanksgiving…

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: November 25, 2021, 12:22 am

Having lived in an 2DK apartment (two rooms, Dining-Kitchen) in Tokyo for some years, the whole “tiny house” movement escapes me. I mean, if the situation necessitates it , I can put up with it… as long as a good variety of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops are close by. But being stranded out in the English countryside with Ms. Marpole and the Vicar and some sheep; I’m not so sure. However for £225,000, I am sure, and the answer is nope.
I mean it IS only about the mean price of a home in my area, but, it’s a preety mean house for that price if I you know what I mean.*

*However, if the price includes the services of an amiable and photogenic ghost who enjoys interacting with the public (Sunday afternoons and Mondays off) we might be able to work something out.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: November 25, 2021, 12:37 am

I’ve spent the last 20 years living in lofts. Small by most standards tho I do confess my place in Boston was PALATIAL by city standards. But after many years of living small, I’m here to tell ya’ “size matters.” I’ve tripled my living space when I bought my current house. My mama now is thinking about moving in with us. I should have bought double what I currently have.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 25, 2021, 12:48 am

I took a look at the property listing because I wanted to know just how many square feet of living space there is, and how big the lot is that it’s built on. No joy on the lot size, and the living area is a LIE! It says 183 ft² for both the ground level AND the loft. I believe that number for the bottom, but the photos of the loft show clearly that the only way to use the 183 ft² floor area is if you are a large cat or a small dachshund.

Plus, it might be OK for an agoraphobic tee-totaller. That pull-down ladder to the loft would kill you if you were even a tiny bit tipsy.

It’s hard to conceive of living in that small a space unless it happened to be a luxury RV that I could travel around in, one large enough to have a VW GTI hanging off the back on davits.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: November 25, 2021, 12:00 pm

The photo appears to be missing the wolf, come to blow down the third little pig’s house.

Comment from BJM
Time: November 25, 2021, 4:18 pm

That little gem is perfect as a holiday let and/or B&B. Years ago we went to stand on those iconic white cliffs and see The Litlington White Horse. The whole of the park reeks of history…and Butser Farm is nearby. I can see a range of interests from sporty/outdoor types to history/archaeology buffs.

Of course, that’s my innate marketing gene running wild…but it is a unique property…and I’ll be in the UK in May…I may buy it as an investment, not to occupy. We’re looking for gites in France and holiday lets in the UK.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 25, 2021, 4:27 pm

The whole coast has gone nutty for Air BnBs. It’s actually hollowing out towns – people buying properties for rental and leaving them empty in the off season. Then the local shops die, then the shops are turned into more houses. Next thing you know, it’s a beautiful ghost town.

Comment from BJM
Time: November 25, 2021, 4:57 pm

A similar thing is happening the Sierra foothills/Gold Country…one can’t actually buy an affordable house to live in…but the area has so many year-round attractions and is adjacent to Yosemite that it doesn’t hollow out the towns…not even during lockdown. Sounds like local councils aren’t doing their jobs (surprise, surprise!).

We will most likely buy in Bordeaux/Dordogne for the same reasons.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: November 25, 2021, 6:02 pm

@BJM – if you need someone to carry your bags and refer to you as Boss or the pronouns of your choice, I know a retired village idiot who works for food and lodging.

Comment from BJM
Time: November 25, 2021, 6:21 pm

@Durned thanks but I haven’t a shortage of village idiots. Actually, I’m taking along a very smart 40-something lady friend who will be our concierge/driver/translator and my BFF. One hopes it doesn’t turn into a Marx Bros skit, as we are sharing a suite with adjoining room instead of booking single rooms…it’s cheaper believe it or not. My friend and I have known each other since we were 4 yrs. old and share easily. In fact we both prefer other’s company than our sisters.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: November 26, 2021, 11:28 am

@BJM – admit it though, the Marx brothers looked like they were having a blast even if everyone else was dumbfounded.

Maybe you could do the mirror\doorway skit for giggles and grins!

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