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UK authorities would make it difficult for people to do this, building safety codes/regulations, planning submissions, permissions and consents, etc, all have to be strictly adhered to for any dwelling. We can't just buy a square of land and put any old structure on there to live in, not without local authority permission. We need permission to place even an empty shipping container on our owned land.
And once we are successful with all the bureaucracy and we have all permissions and consents in place and have complied with every detail and paid the related bribes .. . er, I mean fees to the local authority, it will then promptly raise our taxes.
A few years ago a friend of mine owned a used spare parts business for performance cars, and his building was full of parts and he needed additional on-site secure storage, so he bought two shipping containers and had them placed on his land next to the brick building containing his stock.
A few weeks later he had a letter from local authority informing him that he needs permission from it to have the containers on his land, and that he was to remove them unless he applies for, and is granted, permission. If he didn't comply, it would remove them and he would be charged for the cost of this.
As soon as he obtained its consent in compliance, it immediately increased his local taxes.
All this messing about with 'permission' this and 'consent' that just for a storage container - I dread to imagine all the extra red-tape if someone wanted to actually live in one too.
It's a cute place but 11k is also 2 years rent for a small apartment. To each his own i guess, I think I'll pass.
The thing that would stand in my way is finding the land to park this house on. One has to consider the cost of land along with the cost of the little house.
Repeat all this in some of the threads about ba humbug America, I keep telling em it ain't that bad lol. We don't have to jump through hoops like that. Yea some places have building codes etc but where I live you want to build something you just do it lol. Rural Americans are not into being told what they can and can't do lol.
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This home is illegal .
International code Link; law.resource.org...
It's International code now, New World Order.
I don't get it. I don't know what I expected.
It's a half fancy trailer or mobile home, what say you, which have been around since Lizard People. They are just as reasonably priced to buy one already built. American society cracks me up though, if you buy one and live in it, your viewed as trailer trash. You build one on your own and your a modern, micro-home building genius. The construction is not even that great, anything looks good with overly warm lighting and a good DSLR camera.
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