Poms steal a march on Affordable Housing

The Labour party and their fellow travellers from the Green Taliban constantly harp on about “affordable housing”. To date no one has really provided a viable solution.

The Poms though have found a really affordable method of providing housing…one which Labour, the Greens and Len Brown should find acceptable for their intensification plans.

Affordable Housing UK-style

Affordable Housing UK-style

They are more commonly seen being transported on ships and at ports around the world.

But with the addition of flatscreen TVs, en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning, these shipping containers are now being billed as a solution to London’s housing crisis. 

The containers come from China and are transformed into studio apartments in Britain which can be stacked on top of each other – and are available to rent for only £75 a week.

The scheme looks set to take off after the council granted planning permission to the Forest Young Man’s Christian Association (YMCA) to establish two sites in Waltham Forest, north-east London.

The ‘mYPads’ – which cost £20,000 each – are designed to allow young people to have their own rental accommodation but at a price that allows them to save up for a deposit.

It is thought each of the homes could save taxpayers £25,000 each year by taking people off housing and other related benefits.


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