Abandoned military hut on sale for £140k could be turned into one-bedroom home
Attention, those keen to get on the property ladder… who also like a good DIY project.
An opportunity has come up to buy what has the potential to be a dreamy one-bedroom home.
The only catch(es)? To buy the property, you’ll need to pay £140,000. And then you’ll need to dedicate some serious time renovating the space, as it’s an old abandoned Nissen hut.
The steel hut, previously used by the military, measures just 15 metres by five metres, but has permission from the council to be transformed into a one-bed home with open-plan living accommodation.
It’s a nice idea, but some hard work will be needed to bring this vision to life.
Along with adding furnishings and making the place a bit cosier, you’d also need to install heating, electricity, and gas.
Nissen huts, for those not in the know, were used as sleeping quarters for soldiers and storage during World War II.
They were relied on heavily because they were cheap and easy to put up, made of a half-cylindrical skin of corrugated iron.
Now, those shelters aren’t so needed – so this one will go up for auction.
The Nissen hut on sale is located in a rural area near Fordham, Cambridgeshire.
Along with the main hut, the buyer will get a 30-foot shipping container and an open-fronted timber barn, plus the 0.34 acres of farmyard the property sits on.
The Nissen hut features a brick front with a corrugated iron roof and will go under the hammer at £140,000 with estate agent Cheffins next Wednesday (September 15).
Previous refurb projects on Nissen hut have seen rusty buildings transformed into magnificent five-bedroom homes.
This one might be a touch more modest – but we could see it making a pretty cool starter home for someone keen to own their first place.
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