Starter home custom built

Hello there, I hope you are well. Everywhere in the UK and London it seems that there are new modern apartment developments being built. Some people love the luxury they offer, while some still prefer the traditional Victorian/Georgian architecture that the UK, especially England, was built on, whether it is a house or flat. Most agree however that we all should have a comfortable affordable home. I believe we should. The other week I came across an article about a competition, NaCSBA (Nation Custom & Self Build Association) starter home on a shoestring. Barton Willmore, an independent planning and design consultancy, partnered with EcoMotive, a social enterprise, which together came up with a product called “Modulhus” also known as “snug” that allows people to up skill and take ownership of their future home. The cost is from around £50 000. Aside from buying the land to place the Modulhus on which would be an extra cost, I think this is a step in the right direction for home ownership. It would be a new way of living and in my opinion, help people live in decent affordable homes.


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Holiday on a London bus

Hello there everyone, I hope you are well. The iconic double decker red bus of London always gets people talking, whether you are a commuter living in London or a holiday maker coming to visit the city. The other week I was reading the paper on the bus, and came across an article about an entrepreneur named Alberto Samino. He has come up with the idea of converting an old double decker red bus into an affordable hostel for tourists. Based in Cricklewood, it will cost £8 a night to stay in, has two shower rooms, two toilets and a kitchen. You will have your own space with lockable door. I think this is a great venture, is re-using the space a double decker bus has to offer and offering a comfortable place to stay. Pictures and further information about this can be found at

The original article was in the Evening Standard newspaper.

I do not own the photograph in this article. Picture from Google.