£35k for a one-bed house in city centre - what's the catch?

Would you consider living in a shipping container?

House on market for £35k, but take a closer look

Britain's housing market is in peril.

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell was recently denounced for suggesting wealthy grandparents should be the ones to help the young, fruitless generation.

Other than that, the government seems stuck for ideas.

An increasing majority doesn't have the resources to buy their own home. So what do we do?

One option is to buy a shipping container on a pavement.

Would you pay £35k to live in a shipping container?

This one, in Brighton – of course it's in Brighton – is on sale for an enjoyably affordable £35,000.

One of its "key features" listed by Rightmove is: "A home for under £50,000?!" Which shows just what a bargain it is.

What's also exciting is that the property is in central Brighton, a London commuter hotspot, close to the sea and dozens of fantastic restaurants and amenities.

You'd usually expect to pay hundreds of thousands for a home in BN1.

One-bed house in city centre for £35k - what's the catch?

But yes, you would be living in a shipping container. It's small and situated, seemingly, on a pavement, having previously been used as a "site office".

Still – look at the potential. It's even got a vegetable patch on the roof."A truly unique opportunity to purchase a quirky one bed container house," says Rightmove."

Oakley is proud to be offering what we believe to be the cheapest house on the market in Sussex!"

Shipping container houses have been around a while, but are still fairly novel.

Would you pay £35k to live in a shipping container?

This one was designed by "award-winning architects", according to the agency, and was on show at the London Design Festival.

Rightmove adds: "It could be used for its main purpose, as a one bedroom house, or for a multitude of other ideas such as, a home office in your garden, a gym, a games room or even a pop-up shop!"

One container is designed to be a sleep/work space and the other is a kitchen/living area unit.

Across the top of the two containers is a terrace with space for a vegetable patch and built-in seating.

"There are planters around the outside of the container suitable for growing fruits, vegetables or flowers."

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