The UK already builds the smallest houses in Europe.

The UK already builds the smallest houses in Europe.

“This is not satire,” wrote Will Thorpe on Twitter. “Tory housing minister wants young people to live in tiny rooms to solve housing crisis.”

“Cue Four Yorkshiremen ‘we used to live in shoebox in’t middle of motorway, but it were a home to us'”, responded Chris C.

Glad to:

Private housing developers should build homes with smaller rooms that do not meet existing minimum space standards so that young people can afford to buy them, the housing minister has said.

Gavin Barwell told the Conservative conference in Birmingham that he wanted the private sector to “innovate” to solve the housing crisis and that relaxing the rules on how cramped a flat can be might stop young people from being priced out.

The minister said that although most people “given the choice” would like to live in a reasonably sized home, this might not be possible for young people.

Source: Build homes with smaller rooms so young people can afford them, Tory housing minister says | The Independent

Incidentally, how big is Gavin Barwell’s house?


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