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The Worlds Smallest Council House, would you live in it ?

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So this woman lives in the worlds smallest council house which is a beautiful round 17th century Dutch Cottage, in Raleigh, Essex

She has lived there since 2008 and pays just a nominal rent of £75 per week

It is very small , only 20 ft across , so small she had to have her bed specially made to fit in

There were 50 applicants that applied for the property and she was successful

She thinks her application was partly successful due for the fact she is only 5 ft tall, but cannot confirm this , the application that is , not her height

The other condition is that she has to show tourists around her property every week , which is a tall order, in the not so tall property

I reckon the council should go 'dutch ' with her regarding the cleaning, especially after tourists 'clogging' up her stairs, or ladder in this case

Would you live there ?

www.echo-news.co.uk/news/24126779.rayleigh-dutch-cottage-history-uks-smallest-council-house/

telmel
3 weeks ago
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PaxAmerica

What a lovely home. I think its a great deal even with the requirment to walk tourists through. Bargain.

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telmel

PaxAmerica My thoughts too P, and very cheap rent

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PaxAmerica

telmel Not is super cute that house. And pretty unique. Have you seen my chat question on eloping instead of a big wedding day? Then imagine I tell girlfriend we're getting a small house like this instead of a normal home and we have to give sightseeing tours! She will leave me😆

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telmel

PaxAmerica You could charge for the tours and even sell merchandise P, that with the cheap rent might make it worth it ?

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Jackscot

The link is coming up as a subscription. No good me living there at over 6ft tall

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telmel

Jackscot I have changed the link J, the sun links havent been staying up long enough to read and they go to a subscription page , this has been happening since last week or so

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eyeballkerry

Unfortunately link dId not work for me. But I am thinking of downsizing. Maybe not that small. I stayed in hotel suite recently and I said to my husband that I could actually live here.

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telmel

eyeballkerry Changed link now E , yes some hotels suites can be quite big

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martinlufc5637

That looks great , I could definitely live in that, £75 a week wow council rent is very good anyway compared to private rental

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Pjran

The rent seems very cheap but it’s too small for me. I wouldn’t want to open it weekly either.

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BonzoBanana

50 applicants despite being so small. If it was twice as big it would probably have had 500 applicants. Nice to see there is at least one council house left. About £50 billion a year is paid to private landlords by the state due to lack of council property. £50 billion is about £800 from every single individual in the UK or about £1800 from every working person. It's something that needs to stop but the great firesale of council property by Thatcher meant long term a huge extra burden on tax payers. She wouldn't of needed to sell assets to shore up revenue if we hadn't joined the EU either which caused a huge amount of payments to the EU and huge destruction of UK manufacturing etc trying to compete with countries in Europe with far lower wages and that was caused by Edward Heath another conservative. Huge legacy of problems caused by Conservatives.

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Jackscot

Telmel thank you

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telmel

Jackscot Pleasure J

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Pinkspirit

Swings and roundabouts, l would love to have a little place of my own with a small rent price, but people/ strangers trooping through my home once a week is a definite no no for me.

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telmel

Pinkspirit As i mentioned P it could be lucrative if you put a business head on , sell souvenirs , some home made products, if you obtained a certificate to do this, even framed photos, i would definitely make use of living there , but i know some value privacy more which i understand

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