CAN’T afford a house? You could live in one of these boxes instead.
With house prices rising again, there has never been a better time to explore cardboard-based living option. These great boxes should be just about within your price range, unless you live in London where boxes could be twice as much for some reason.
Shoebox Whilst not the biggest of boxes, a shoebox can bring a real element of style to your living arrangements, though it does depend on the type of shoe that was in the box. A luxury shoe brand’s box would be the equivalent of a New York loft apartment, whereas a Clarks box is comparable to a maisonette above a kebab shop in Swindon.
Matchbox Pros: compact, bijou and cosy with good use made of the available space. Cons: massive fire safety risk.
Fridge freezer box The Barbican of box-dwelling, a fridge freezer box offers considerable space though could benefit from some modernisation. Your friends will be jealous that you can almost stand up in it but describe it as ‘a wanky brutalist eyesore’ behind your back.
Coffin You’re going to need one eventually anyway, so why not invest early in one of these ruinously expensive boxes and get some proper use out of it.
KFC bucket Damp, oddly shaped and smells constantly of sweaty chicken. Basically like most houses in London.