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wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 05 9:10 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

When I unearth country smallholding I will - They do have a website, but its pretty basic, and no pictures. Come to think of, I asked for a catalogue - wonder where that went?

Edit: Found it - Scandanavian systems, finlodge houses, based in Edinburgh.

There's a picutre here:

http://www.scottishfield.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/287/Finlodge_1.html

and lots more here, which looks lke SS's website. Ooohh dear.....

http://www.finlodge.me.uk/

Stacey



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 05 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Are those finlodges practical for year round living and would picky councils have any probelms with them? Living where I do I have zero chance of being able to buy a house and the plan is that when we inherit some cash from our parents we try to find a few acres and stick one of these types of lodges on it. It'll still be pretty hefty pricewise with land with building consent costing in excess of 250k but maybe, just maybe we would have a hope of getting out of rented.

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 05 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Those lodges are designed to withstand cold winters, they do this mainly by insulation so by the same token they should be relatively comfortable in the rare really hot summers we get.

Stacey



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 05 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Our Cornish winters aren't particularly cold anyway. The council are a nightmare though. They see something like a lodge or a shed and decide that it can only be for summer residency, to let out to holidaymakers.

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 05 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's going to be the bigger part of your problem.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 05 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

stacey_guthrie wrote:
Are those finlodges practical for year round living and would picky councils have any probelms with them? Living where I do I have zero chance of being able to buy a house and the plan is that when we inherit some cash from our parents we try to find a few acres and stick one of these types of lodges on it. It'll still be pretty hefty pricewise with land with building consent costing in excess of 250k but maybe, just maybe we would have a hope of getting out of rented.


it says they comply with building regs, so planning permission would be your only obstacle (only - huh!)

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