MORE one-bedroom houses are to be built, in the form of stacked bungalows.
Benefits changes have created a demand for one-bedroom housing that feels less dystopian than towering blocks of flats.
A government spokesman said: “The bungalows will be built from nubbed plastic bricks that lock together, then put on top of each other.
“Bungalows are statistically proven to feel safer than flats, ‘bungalow’ even sounds like the name of a friendly hippo.
“Flats can have that kind of ‘concrete tomb’ feel while bungalows are more suburban, and tenants can call them cute things based on their Christian names mashed together, like ‘Briviolet’ or ‘Noralan’.
“Each home will have its own retractable ladder, like in a kids’ book where people live in trees.”
Margaret Gerving, a retired headmistress from Guildford said: My husband passed away last month and Ive been offered a penthouse bungalow.
“It’s good because I owe the milkman some money and he will have no way of reaching me.