More Eco Homes – With A Difference

Not, not the fancy homes at the Kingspan Offsite 2007 exhibition in Watford that have been in the news the last few weeks, but something a bit different. Why build a new home when you can reuse something else? Two companies have take this idea and used old transport vehicles to create housing.

Double Decker Living reuse and revive retired the famous red double-decker buses. As well as making them into homes for (mainly) temporary accommodation, it provides buses for roadshows, films etc. They currently have a five-berth bus for sale which includes a shower, kitchen, flat screen TV and, of course, a bio toilet.

Village Underground does the same with disused carriages from the Tube. Well it’s actually a charity that creates office space, not homes from them, but it’s housing of a sort. They have a ‘cultural space’ in Shoreditch in London that you can hire etc.

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