Monday, May 5, 2008

A two-man tent for under £10 is being marketed at cash-strapped Britons who need to holiday at home.

What housing crisis? Argos launches flatpack log cabin - for just £13,099

In these days of sky-high house prices, it could be the answer to a couple's prayers. As long as they're handy with a hammer, that is. And are able to follow instructions. Argos, known for its toasters and toys, has branched out into flat-pack DIY family homes. For just over £13,000, families can buy a log cabin with five rooms, underfloor heating and laminate flooring.

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6 thoughts on “A two-man tent for under £10 is being marketed at cash-strapped Britons who need to holiday at home.

  • titaniccaptain – I have just bought one – applied three coats of Dulux magnolia to the interior, added some fluffy cushions (Matalan specials)
    and some wall art (Wilkinson specials) and my log cabin is now worth £23099 according to 2 local EA’s – would you like to come around for a viewing?

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  • titaniccaptain – 5% discount if you can complete in the next 6 weeks – please remember property prices can only go up !!!

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  • titaniccaptain – splendid ideas – plus we could bulk buy all of these flat pack thingies out of Argos and then flog them to people with existing properties that have big back gardens – they could then be rented out and the healthy returns would help cash strapped homeowners to make end meet. If Argos delivered enough of them we can meet the governments targets for affordable housing – I sense a knighthood on the horizon for my “thinking outside of the box” thinking

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  • No bathroom in this “house”. Just a glorified garden shed. B&Q have been selling similar super-sheds for years. Probably better build-quality than some of the new flats in Liverpool.

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  • Just makes the point that the critical cost with house prices Is the land.Any site with a full range of local services and where there are good jobs on offer is going to cost £250,000+.Land prices are the key.

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  • “Owners must pay a £4.95 home delivery charge, as the cabin is a little too bulky for store pick-up.”

    I see the Daily Maul is still no stranger to statistical misprints when talking about the housing market.

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