Friday, April 26, 2013

Shoe Boxes to be used next?

Brighton homeless to be housed in shipping containers

"Dozens of homeless people in Brighton are to be offered accommodation in converted shipping containers to help ease the city's acute housing need". "Planning permission has been granted for five years, with the contaminated land not considered suitable for permanent housing".

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5 thoughts on “Shoe Boxes to be used next?

  • mark wadsworth says:

    Serve ’em right. If they are not prepared to go and get a proper job, save up a deposit and “take a stake in society”, why should I be expected to subsidise their feckless lifestyles? They probably spent it all on flat screen TVs. The government has introduced a Funding For Lending to make it much easier to get on the property ladder, eeh, when I were a lad I had to save up for nearly six months to get a deposit together, I didn’t get anything for nothin… Oh, hang on…

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  • Interesting development. I lve in Brighton and I can tell you that a well-designed shipping container would be a damn sight better than a lot of what passes for accommodation in the Private Rented Sector here. For some telling stats re: Brighton;s housing crisis, check this out:

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  • Shipping container on contaminated land?


    We lived for three months in a paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six in the morning, clean the paper bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down t’ mill, fourteen hours a day, week-in week-out, for sixpence a week, and when we got home our Dad would thrash us to sleep wi’ his belt.

    Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at six o’clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of ‘ot gravel, work twenty hour day at mill for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would thrash us to sleep with a broken bottle, if we were lucky!

    Well, of course, we had it tough. We used to ‘ave to get up out of shoebox at twelve o’clock at night and lick road clean wit’ tongue. We had two bits of cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at mill for sixpence every four years, and when we got home our Dad would slice us in two wit’ bread knife.

    Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o’clock at night half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah.

    And you try and tell the young people of today that ….. they won’t believe you.

    They won’t!

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  • Shipping containers, Barratt hutches… all the same isn’t it? What’s the betting a ‘shipping container with views over sea’ isn’t being marketed by an estate agency in a few years’ time?

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  • stillthinking says:

    lucky b*stards. try London if u want small.

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