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Facing reposession or selling to rent for a while? Why struggle to raise rental deposits, to pay bills, to organise references for snotty landlords etc, when you can simply live in a Travel Lodge on a very long terms basis for just £577 monthly (keep booking for the next month ahead to get the £19 nightly rate) and pay no bills! This amazing low rate even includes space for the kids, although it might damage your love life longer term to have 2 hairy assed teens sharing the marital room.

Warning - not suitable for smokers or those with girlfriends, boyfriends, pet sheep etc who smoke. Free parking, security and even daily maid service too! No worries about winter heating bills, or council tax. There are already a few couple living in these long term, why is it not more popular?

http://www.travelodge.co.uk/saver_rooms/

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Have you not seen the other thread where DIC are looking to buy up flats from busted developments?

Travel Lodge is about to be a big player in the new boom in social housing. I'm waiting for the bit where Herr Flint announces the government "partnership" with DIC.

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Facing reposession or selling to rent for a while? Why struggle to raise rental deposits, to pay bills, to organise references for snotty landlords etc, when you can simply live in a Travel Lodge on a very long terms basis for just £577 monthly (keep booking for the next month ahead to get the £19 nightly rate) and pay no bills! This amazing low rate even includes space for the kids, although it might damage your love life longer term to have 2 hairy assed teens sharing the marital room.

Warning - not suitable for smokers or those with girlfriends, boyfriends, pet sheep etc who smoke. Free parking, security and even daily maid service too! No worries about winter heating bills, or council tax. There are already a few couple living in these long term, why is it not more popular?

http://www.travelodge.co.uk/saver_rooms/

Looked at rooms in Cambridge area - with the exception of the odd Sunday / Wednesday night prices upward of £30 a night.

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If the rooms were self-catering, I might consider this.....

I suppose you could get by with a kettle and a microwave? OR you could afford to eat out every night with all the money on bills and council tax you'd save!

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Facing reposession or selling to rent for a while? Why struggle to raise rental deposits, to pay bills, to organise references for snotty landlords etc, when you can simply live in a Travel Lodge on a very long terms basis for just £577 monthly (keep booking for the next month ahead to get the £19 nightly rate) and pay no bills! This amazing low rate even includes space for the kids, although it might damage your love life longer term to have 2 hairy assed teens sharing the marital room.

Warning - not suitable for smokers or those with girlfriends, boyfriends, pet sheep etc who smoke. Free parking, security and even daily maid service too! No worries about winter heating bills, or council tax. There are already a few couple living in these long term, why is it not more popular?

http://www.travelodge.co.uk/saver_rooms/

I know this is probably a spoof but why isn't it more popular? It's just over £100 more than my rent before electricity and council tax. The only disadvantage is that there'not s a lot of storage space, so you'd have to factor in another £50 per month for Big Yellow. Oh, and it costs £5 every day if you want to watch the TV. God knows about internet connections and landlines

However could be a medium term solution if you get the two month notice. I'm surprised that some hotel entrepreneur hasn't thought of offering three-six month deals cheaper than a flat's rent.

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Facing reposession or selling to rent for a while? Why struggle to raise rental deposits, to pay bills, to organise references for snotty landlords etc, when you can simply live in a Travel Lodge on a very long terms basis for just £577 monthly (keep booking for the next month ahead to get the £19 nightly rate) and pay no bills! This amazing low rate even includes space for the kids, although it might damage your love life longer term to have 2 hairy assed teens sharing the marital room.

Warning - not suitable for smokers or those with girlfriends, boyfriends, pet sheep etc who smoke. Free parking, security and even daily maid service too! No worries about winter heating bills, or council tax. There are already a few couple living in these long term, why is it not more popular?

http://www.travelodge.co.uk/saver_rooms/

It is food for thought, although I would imagine that the sort of places where you'd normally be expected to pay more than £577 a month (in rent, council tax and bills) for a one-bedroom flat, are not the sort of areas where Travelodge have £19 rooms available on a regular basis.

Still, if they throw in free broadband and a slap up tea every night, I might consider it.

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Wasn't there some old couple who actually did live in a travelodge for 17 odd years? I vaguely remeber something in the press about this a few years back.

Yes, it is not a spoof - read the poist above yours (link article) or read this one, the couple have lived in one for over 20 years:

:53pm UK, Tuesday September 11, 2007 Sky News

A couple have stayed at a budget hotel for more than 20 years - saying it is cheaper and safer than living in their home.

Travelodge: Home sweet home

David Davidson, 79, and his wife, Jean, 70, have spent around £100,000 on their room with a view of a car park since they moved in back in 1985.

The pensioners, who own a flat in Sheffield, loved the ease of staying at a Travelodge when they first tried one in Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire.

They sampled another on the A1 at Newark, Nottinghamshire, and gradually found themselves moving in.

In July 1997, the pair moved permanently into Room 1 of the new Travelodge at the Gonerby Moor service area on the A1.

For an average £90 a week, they get their laundry done, their bed made and never have to pay household bills.

Now their room is going to be renamed The Davidsons' Suite in their honour.

"We get great rates because we book well in advance and we even have our own personal housekeeper," World War II veteran Mr Davidson said.

"It doesn't get much better than that, does it?

"There's a Little Chef here so we only have to walk across the car park for meals, or we'll go to one of the other local eateries nearby."

The couple even use the hotel chain when they go on holiday.

"We've just returned from three weeks in Savannah and, although the American Travelodges aren't owned by the same company, we still feel it is the only place to stay," Mr Davidson said.

Paul Anstey, from Travelodge, said: "We know Travelodge has really loyal customers throughout the UK but the Davidsons are unique - they've literally made a Travelodge into their home."

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Could the Travelogdge be the next DSS B&B hostels? Economically, it would make more sense for local councils to house people in one of these than it would to put them on a waiting list for a council flat.

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