Floating shipping container

Hello there friends! I hope you are doing well. Shipping containers. How could one float? Why would you want to live in one? I previously posted on this before (see article here) https://tidylivingspace.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/shipping-container-homes/ then yesterday I came across an interesting article about low cost living in the Metro newspaper, Tuesday 20th September 2016. Product designer and up cycler Max McMurdo sold his cottage for £50 000 and used that money to buy and renovate a shipping container in Bedford Marino, England. The build took three months from start to finish. The container measures 40ft long by 10ft wide by 10ft high. He previously researched building regulations and spent time in the container at first to get used to the space. What an amazing achievement to have accomplished! In this ever changing world, we have to find ways to live well and within our own personal budgets. Could living in a shipping container on the water be one, cheaper, way to getting your own home and onto the property ladder?

Amazing Spaces George Clarke Bedford Marina, 18/11/15 George Clarke's Amazing Spaces


More images and reading about way of living can be found at http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2015-11-24/floating-shipping-container-makes-ideal-home/ and http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/george-clarkes-amazing-spaces-a-floating-home-made-from-shipping-container-puts-houseboat-living-in-50876.html#gallery

Pictures from Google.

Living in a toilet

Hello there everyone. I hope you are well. The title of this post is living in a toilet. Why would anyone do that when we use toilets for other more practical things. I thought this too until I stumbled upon a story of a woman who transformed an old public toilet in London into a small home; and for a reasonable cost too. In this ever changing world, home life seems to be constantly changing and sometimes we have to change with it. Below are pictures from start to finish.





In my opinion, this is an amazing use of unwanted space to create a home. The home cost £65,000 to build and is now worth £200,000 (George Clarke’s amazing spaces: the best builds Channel 4). For London living or any city living, this is a great price to pay, if you are prepared to get creative. If a space is practical enough, why not let more unused space like this be transformed and used to house people?

Pictures from the Telegraph paper and photographed by James Balston. Some pictures from Google.