Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Easy Living, no mortgage, no bills, no washing, no laundry etc

Couple's 22-year motel stop

Sounds like luxury? This couple have spent £100,000 living in motels for 22 years. Whats the betting they have more disposable income than the average 30 something with a hefty mortgage and in a good job?

Posted by mattpascoe @ 04:55 PM (1059 views)
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8 thoughts on “Easy Living, no mortgage, no bills, no washing, no laundry etc

  • planning4acrash says:

    That’s 87 quid a week. Wouldn’t you rather a double room in a shared house with a kitchen, living room and garden?! And if they had bought 22yrs ago for 15grand or so, they could have a whole house worth half a million!!! What a daft story!!

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  • dohousescrashinthewoods says:

    I thought there was something quite fun about this. The Travelodge is cheaper than an old folks home, so they moved in! Travelodge may be basic, but I’d choose it every time over some of the old-peoples’ homes I have seen. It doesn’t smell of mothballs for one.

    What with the disability access legislation, it must be pretty close to an old folks’ home in terms of ease of use and the food could hardly be worse than usual overboiled cabbage you get in a home!

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  • p4ac. Personally, yes! I’d prefer a house and garden. But this is a human interest story, a bit wacky, but hey, if it works for them, what’s the harm? Actually, come to think of it: did they say no worries about home security plus no housework, no laundry and no utility bills – in other words, no responsibility – hm, maybe not so wacky!

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  • I wonder why they kept their old flat in Sheffield? Do you think they rent it out and live on the proceeds? This story is sounding less wacky the more I read it!

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  • maybe it is a publicity stunt from suffering travelodge?, after all the last time i stayed at one, it was dirty

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  • No electric bills, no gas bills, no water bills, no property tax, no food bills, no repair bills, no laundry bills. Don’t seem like mugs to me. They must have saved a fortune in the last 22 years

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  • £90 per week inclusive. With maid service too. Sounds like Travelodge could sink the BTL brigade overnight.

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  • And don’t forget their own personal housekeeper – no extra charge, I presume! Definitely not mugs!

    dhcitw is right. Much better than a retirement home, and cheaper too! Wonder if Travelodge is about to be inundated with senior citizens applying for lengthy stays. Wonder too whether the BTL of the future will stand for Buy/Build Travel Lodge.

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