The smallest new housing in Europe

One effect of us building the smallest new housing in Europe is that there are no rooms that enable privacy.

Me and my ‘she shed’: women on the joys of their garden retreats

Now wrong with that. It’s just that we used to have another phrase to describe that private space.

Sewing rooms.

Now that the haute bourgeois have insisted that the proles live in rabbit hutches there’s no room in the house for them any more. Thus sheds.

10 thoughts on “The smallest new housing in Europe”

  1. AFAIK, not actually the smallest, Albania builds slightly smaller.
    The town planners of the Uk who infest every council love ramming people into cheek by jowl housing in an attempt to replicate the industrial housing of the 1800’s I believe.
    It also prevents the toiling classes from having sufficient outside room to get fresh air or a veg plot, those privileges are reserved for the guardian reading classes.

  2. Not that they manage to acheive the current goal on housing, but it would be slightly less retarded to target square-feet of housing created rather than number of units. The story of the soviet factory that made a single nail weighing 3 tonnes to hit their annual weight production target springs to mind.

  3. The town planners of the Uk who infest every council love ramming people into cheek by jowl housing in an attempt to replicate the industrial housing of the 1800’s I believe.

    They’re trying to replicate the density. Councils have un(der)funded pension liabilities; they need to cram as many council tax payers into as little space as possible. In addition, we can look forward to extra taxes on “extra” rooms. It’s a nationwide problem. See also immigration.

  4. I don’t think any of the ladyshed owners in the article are oppressed by tiny house sizes. Most nasty 3 bed boxes won’t have a big enough garden for much of a shed. I know a few people who have built ‘garden rooms’ and they are a handy way to increase living space without the expense and ball ache of moving.

  5. Wasn’t it President Prescott’s department that set the dwellings per acre/hectare target, which is why we have ended up with 3-floor narrow town houses etc.

    A friend of mine lives in a decent-sized 20s 5-bedroom house that used to have green fields across the road. Then Bloor Homes built all over them. He calls it the Favela. With the attendant problems now developing…

  6. A family we know has expanded its house so much that there’s now room for stuff that traditionally occupies the garage – freezers, tool cupboards, etc. So they are going to convert their garage into a gym.

    I’m not sure where they are going to keep their bikes: I suspect they’ll invade the gym.

    There’s talk of a “garden office”. I suppose it’ll really be for escaping from the children. Unless it’s given over to the children as a “gang hut”. Do children still pretend to form gangs to be naughty together?

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