“Britain’s smallest home” could be yours for as little as £ 3: the 29-year-old builder is giving away a £ 20,000 house on wheels that he created himself after being homeless during the lockdown
- George Rose of Bristol turned his trailer into a tiny house during the lockdown
- The 29 year old builder is now selling sweepstakes tickets for £ 3 and has met his goal of 5,000 copies sold
- The 22 x 8 foot apartment is so small that no building permit is required
Minimalism fans can now make their dream come true and have the chance to win “Britain’s Smallest Home” for just £ 3.
A man who built a tiny house on wheels after being homeless during the lockdown is now giving it away for £ 3 a ticket.
Forced to find another apartment during the lockdown, 29-year-old George Rose from Bristol decided to go ahead with his £ 20,000 project.
The £ 20,000 tiny house on wheels measures just 22 by 8 feet
Using his skills as a skilled builder, he renovated a trailer he bought that was only 22 feet long and eight linings wide, turning it into a tiny house.
The tiny house – so small that it doesn’t need a building permit – was left as an open template so that the new owner can remodel it as they please. So far there is only one bathroom, solar panels and French windows.
Mr Rose, who has now found another apartment, has decided to give away the tiny house and has even committed to delivering the rolling residence to the winner – provided they live within 200 miles of town.
George Rose, 29, built the tiny house after becoming homeless during the lockdown
He said, “It kept me sane during the lockdown – although there were moments when I asked what I was doing.
“I had no help at all. If I did it again, I would get some helping hands. But it was a success story.
‘You don’t need a building permit. That was pretty important – I wanted to be able to pin it anywhere and not have to ask advice.
“People can just place it at the end of their garden or use it as an office. I left it as a blank template.
“There’s a solar inverter, gas boiler, and composting toilet with a full-size soft-close lid to keep the feel of a conventional toilet.
‘The bathroom is really luxurious. There is a ceramic sink and a walk-in shower. ‘
The 29 year old building contractor from Bristol decided to give away the tiny house for £ 3 a ticket
Mr Rose, who said the house was inspired by a U.S. television show, has now hit his 5,000 ticket goal.
This means that its construction costs are covered and there is a guaranteed winner, with some of the money going to the homeless charity as well.
He added, “I just hit the £ 15,000 goal. That guarantees that it will now be won by someone. The idea is that it is for people who otherwise couldn’t get a home.
“Homelessness is something that I definitely see growing in Bristol – it’s a problem
The bathroom has a ceramic sink and walk-in shower
“It is fitting that some of the proceeds go to those who can’t afford a ticket, while the prize is open to as many people as possible – regardless of how much they earn.”
The winner will be selected at random using a digital sweepstakes system that is verified by an independent third party.
The raffle ends on November 30th at 12 noon.