Buzzfeed article – UK “alternative” homes


Buzzfeed have written a fantastic in-depth article, reviewing and interviewing people living in alternative homes in the UK. It touches on planning permission being difficult to get (almost impossible for many), and interviews a few people living in moveable homes (canal boat, a van, an old ambulance).

If we are to have veg/chickens or have any kind of plumbing (i.e. do this long-term), we probably need a fixed place. however if we can scale down and live lightly, a canal boat or bus would be just fine. I’ve been thinking about buses recently, the hurdles would be getting a bus driver license and then converting (costs time rather than money, need somewhere to store bus while it’s being worked on). But we’d be able to move anywhere (would require a job that could work with this). Plumbing might be an issue…