Affordable Conversions and Stunning Transformations

Sometimes you have to think outside the box when thinking about your dream home; it might just appear where you least expect it. But how realistic is this idea? Do you need to be a millionaire with cash at your disposal in order to carry out a successful conversion? Not necessarily, thankfully!

There are several ways to convert something into a fantastic home, at a fraction of the cost of buying a house. Here are some ideas.

Shipping Containers

Shipping containers can be picked up for as little as £1000 and make for an excellent base for your new home. Flood and fire proof, these simple cubes of steel are normally taken out of service after 15 years of use, but can last far longer. Windows and doors can easily be fitted, and by combining several crates you can create a decent sized home that fits whatever design you choose.

Double Decker Bus

Want a house in the centre of London for as little as £30,000? An old double decker can be had for around 15 grand, spend another 15 grand doing it up and you can easily have a two or three bedroom house, complete with toilet and shower, fully furnished kitchen, living room and a driving cab. It may shake in the wind, but if you don’t like the neighbours, you can always move on!

Old Service Buildings

Every now and then, non residential properties come up for sale, often abandoned and neglected and at a bargain price. More and more people are seeing the benefits of snapping these properties up and converting them into their own, idyllic homes.

A lot of old services are becoming redundant as technology advances, leaving behind many abandoned spaces. Water towers, village hospitals, fire stations and even disused military installations can all be snapped up for relatively little. The cost of getting them up to scratch depends on the size and style, but it can often work out far cheaper than buying a normal house!