“Sheds” are new affordable homes

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The Metro which is nearly overtaking the telegraph in it’s number of sheds stories, reports on young people living in sheds due to the credit crunch and they use a picture of a cabin to represent their finds.

It used to be just fairies that lived at the bottom of the garden but it seems the credit crunch has put paid even to that.

Young couples unable to afford their own place are setting up home in glorified sheds in their parents’ back gardens instead.

The two-bedroom cabins – called ‘kids digs’ – cost less than £40,000, do not need planning permission and can be built in three weeks.

They may even add a holiday feel.

Sales in the chalets are booming among twentysomethings as a home of their own becomes an increasingly distant dream, said property company Custom Timber Build UK.

It could spark a return to 1950s-style living, when several generations of a family lived on a single plot of land, said director Bill Allen.

By Andrew Wilcox

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