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    Housing shortage, why don't we allow more static caravan residential sites

    As the housing situation is only going to get worse why don't local governments and councils allow more static caravan sites become residential?.

    I know many people that would love to live in there static caravans but are not allowed because they must nit use it as a postal address, many retired couples already are as good as living in them 10 months of the year but have to return home as most sites must close for 6 weeks to 8 weeks of the year. If councils gave permission to turn them residential, then many people could sell or rent out there homes this putting many more homes on the market. All that you old then need is to make the caravan owners pay A band council tax for local services. Also councils could buy or use available land and turn them into static residential sites, better then covering them in houses. They could pre buy static caravans on a bulk deal and rent them out this helping to reduce council waiting lists, especially as most static caravans are much better accommodation than the houses they build these days, also much better than housing people in dangerous high rise flats that are highly flamible..

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    Original Poster

    I would live in one tomorrow.

    https://s15.postimg.org/a6bg37g97/caravan_Park.jpg

    So would I powswales

    I often think this trailer parks are big in America and Australia.

    would anyone want to be labelled 'trailer trash'
    jerry springer UK.

    they are tiny. Not really suitable for most normal people to live in full time.

    POWYSWALES

    I would live in one tomorrow.



    ​reality is if it was council owned then it wouldn't look anything like that. plus brits mostly think of caravans as beneath them and embarrassing to say you lived in one. there's a stigma attached to caravans and it's not going to go overnight.

    by the way I do think the idea is great as I've been in the council waiting list myself for over 16 years now and still no sign of getting something and each year my rent rises until one day I doubt I'll be able to afford to live here. the government need to get rid of the right to buy policy and build more social housing.

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    Original Poster

    CoeK

    they are tiny. Not really suitable for most normal people to live in full … they are tiny. Not really suitable for most normal people to live in full time.


    As big as many bungalows and flats, for many years we were a family of 5 living in a small 2 bed bungalow. 3 bedroom static would have given us much more room.

    POWYSWALES

    As big as many bungalows and flats, for many years we were a family of 5 … As big as many bungalows and flats, for many years we were a family of 5 living in a small 2 bed bungalow. 3 bedroom static would have given us much more room.



    ​not any bungalow or flat I would want to live in they aren't.

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    CoeK

    ​not any bungalow or flat I would want to live in they aren't. [ … ​not any bungalow or flat I would want to live in they aren't. [img]{{/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.tippingcanoe.hukd/files/Pictures/thread2718424/1497546961703_transformed.png}}[/img]



    ​mobile doesn't like mw

    Why don't we live Underground, plenty of countries have homes Underground or in caves because its cool in summer warm in winter. We could have fields full of homes and crops all you need is a few skylights and air vents, you could have a few homes under every field

    Error440

    Why don't we live Underground, plenty of countries have homes Underground … Why don't we live Underground, plenty of countries have homes Underground or in caves because its cool in summer warm in winter. We could have fields full of homes and crops all you need is a few skylights and air vents, you could have a few homes under every field


    All the children will get rickets

    Error440

    Why don't we live Underground, plenty of countries have homes Underground … Why don't we live Underground, plenty of countries have homes Underground or in caves because its cool in summer warm in winter. We could have fields full of homes and crops all you need is a few skylights and air vents, you could have a few homes under every field



    ​Like hobbits.

    I'd like to live on a narrow boat on a canal. Don't fancy a caravan

    Error440

    Why don't we live Underground, plenty of countries have homes Underground … Why don't we live Underground, plenty of countries have homes Underground or in caves because its cool in summer warm in winter. We could have fields full of homes and crops all you need is a few skylights and air vents, you could have a few homes under every field


    Go to Nottingham. Lots of houses there have caves.

    psychobitchfromhell

    All the children will get rickets



    ​I've been down gaping gill and Ingleborough caves but I wouldn't want to live their.
    imagine living in mother shiptons cave.

    psychobitchfromhell

    All the children will get rickets



    Step outside

    shadey12

    I've been down gaping gill and Ingleborough caves but I wouldn't want to … I've been down gaping gill and Ingleborough caves but I wouldn't want to live their.imagine living in mother shiptons cave.


    http://assets.inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/08/Lattenstrasse-Undergound-House-4.jpg
    https://www.niftyhomestead.com/wp-content/uploads/igm/g/underground-malator-house-in-wales-3.jpeg

    Error440

    Step outside

    http://a.memegen.com/zgcssq.gif


    Wouldn't work, although i agree with the idea.

    So for me the reason it wouldn't work is that, it isn't the best use of space remaining, there is not an infinite amount of area to build on and building/having say 50 of these houses would take up more room than say a town house (narrow but 3 stories high) as there is minimum distances they need to be apart to prevent fire spreading. Clearly though high rises are not the way forward either and a solution needs to be found.

    Personally i think people need to buy less and have household items that have more than one function. Prevent large companies from buying huge amounts of land to then charge ground rent on would be a good start.

    shadey12

    I've been down gaping gill and Ingleborough caves but I wouldn't want to … I've been down gaping gill and Ingleborough caves but I wouldn't want to live their.imagine living in mother shiptons cave.


    I'd be petrified ! See what I did then?

    Error440

    Why don't we live Underground, plenty of countries have homes Underground … Why don't we live Underground, plenty of countries have homes Underground or in caves because its cool in summer warm in winter. We could have fields full of homes and crops all you need is a few skylights and air vents, you could have a few homes under every field


    I think you've had too many......
    http://psypressuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/magic-mushroom-explorer-9781620553664_hr.jpg

    Error440


    That looks a bit more expensive than a static caravan!

    I think high rises are the answer.

    I think the rich people should live in the fancy cave houses and the poor people could live in caravans on top of them. A new concept in multi storey living.

    psychobitchfromhell

    I'd be petrified ! See what I did then?



    ​comedienne, diy expert, train aficionado, do you lack any talents?

    psychobitchfromhell

    I'd like to live on a narrow boat on a canal. Don't fancy a caravan



    A caravan on a narrow boat?

    Just get a bigger boat.

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgxjm6wFVq1qf7r5lo1_500.gif

    shadey12

    comedienne, diy expert, train aficionado, do you lack any talents?


    I can't sing, I can't sew and for the life of me I can't pronounce goran ivanisevic. Apart from that I've pretty much got all the bases covered

    fanpages

    A caravan on a narrow boat?Just get a bigger boat.


    Now there's an idea. I think they call them cruise ships.

    In reality, it would end up looking like this
    https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/spiked-online.com/images/Calais_Jungle_aerial.jpg

    psychobitchfromhell

    I can't sing, I can't sew and for the life of me I can't pronounce goran … I can't sing, I can't sew and for the life of me I can't pronounce goran ivanisevic. Apart from that I've pretty much got all the bases covered



    ​autotune, no nails and staples, why would you want to pronounce that?

    Error440

    Why don't we live Underground, plenty of countries have homes Underground … Why don't we live Underground, plenty of countries have homes Underground or in caves because its cool in summer warm in winter. We could have fields full of homes and crops all you need is a few skylights and air vents, you could have a few homes under every field



    The reality would be more like this

    shadey12

    autotune, no nails and staples, why would you want to pronounce that?


    Now he's retired it isn't that big a deal. I did actually once staple the badge on my school blazer it fell off that often. As for the singing, I think I sound fabulous so who cares?

    psychobitchfromhell

    Now he's retired it isn't that big a deal. I did actually once staple the … Now he's retired it isn't that big a deal. I did actually once staple the badge on my school blazer it fell off that often. As for the singing, I think I sound fabulous so who cares?



    ​I had to google him (I thought he may be a footballer) I am none the wiser.
    you must have gone to a posh school (blazers)
    everyone on the xfactor thinks they're a good singer (could go either way)

    shadey12

    I had to google him (I thought he may be a footballer) I am none the … I had to google him (I thought he may be a footballer) I am none the wiser.you must have gone to a posh school (blazers)everyone on the xfactor thinks they're a good singer (could go either way)


    Goran from the Tim henman era. He is very tall.
    I went to a comprehensive
    I've never watched x factor, do you think I have a chance ?
    I'm not reet crackin' at CPR either. You could ask my husband but you'd have to hold a seance. It's harder than it looks on casualty.

    psychobitchfromhell

    I'd like to live on a narrow boat on a canal. Don't fancy a caravan


    Cold in winter...............apparently

    philphil61

    Cold in winter...............apparently


    I believe so. You have to get a double skinned boat or something. I'd be a land lubber from November to march.

    psychobitchfromhell

    Goran from the Tim henman era. He is very tall. I went to a … Goran from the Tim henman era. He is very tall. I went to a comprehensiveI've never watched x factor, do you think I have a chance ? I'm not reet crackin' at CPR either. You could ask my husband but you'd have to hold a seance. It's harder than it looks on casualty.



    ​does he have a hill.
    I went to a secondary modern, no blazer.
    no idea, looking at clips of it on Gogglebox, I think anyone could have a chance.
    I've done a few CPR courses, never managed to save anyone though.

    psychobitchfromhell

    I believe so. You have to get a double skinned boat or something. I'd be … I believe so. You have to get a double skinned boat or something. I'd be a land lubber from November to march.



    ​log burner, insulate it with kingspan or celotex.

    psychobitchfromhell

    Go to Nottingham. Lots of houses there have caves.



    Lots?

    Lots?

    I've always wanted to dig my garden and build a "man cave" / bunker type thingy

    Just need to find the right woman who enjoys being dragged around the garden/man cave by her hair

    yabba dabba doo

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