by the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea

I really get excited seeing things like this.  That’s followed by some slight depression cos I can’t live there.  Truth is guys, even if I had the means, when one reaches a certain age, things are just less possible unless you have the means. And even then, well, things don’t always work out.  But still, I love seeing this kind of thing.  This fellow had vision I’d say. 

Shed with a view: Ramshackle hut bought for a pittance is transformed into stunning South Coast retreat which brings in rent of £100,000 a year

Adam Wooler lived in timber shack while studying at university
But has now turned it into an idyllic holiday chalet with stunning views
The chalet is said to be worth £250,000, and is rented out all year round

By James Rush

A man who bought a windswept, ramshackle shed for £6,500 has transformed it into a stunning cliff-top retreat that earns £100,000 a year in rent.

Adam Wooler lived in the decrepit timber shack after buying it for the small sum while he studied at a nearby university.

But 25 years later, after getting married and forging a successful career, he has now demolished the crumbling bachelor pad and replaced it with an idyllic holiday chalet that boasts stunning coastal views.

See the link for lots more. 



Posted by peiper    United Kingdom   on 02/20/2013 at 07:36 PM   
  1. Love it, and love the spotty approach of Elf & Safety. Can’t use a ladder cuz you might fall, but this place, where a simple misstep on the narrow walkway could lead to a stumble and then a fatal fall, is A-OK. No need for a fence or anything.

    Interesting tricky pictures at the article too. You can just barely NOT see that there is some kind of embankment behind this building, with some much larger building on it just feet behind this cottage. ... Ah, I’ve got it. The whole cliffside is covered with little vacation cottages.

    And to my frustration, for once Bing maps does a poorer job than Google; 50.341236,-4.241026 shows The Edge, not 10 feet from another home 15 times larger. Guess them Enlgish is mighty neighborly. I know I’d be pissed off.

    Posted by Drew458    United States   02/21/2013  at  12:25 AM  
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