Hobbit house, barge, chapel, what’s your dream?

first_imgWho’d live in a hobbit house?A quarter of British people dream of living in a hobbit house. Truly, they do. A further 10 per cent would like to sail away to live on a converted boat, a canal boat or a floating house and, holy smoke, 26 per cent pray for a converted chapel, in which to rest.However, once they have realised how expensive/problematic/silly their dream is, most British buyers settle down and moderate their dreams. The most coveted feature of a modern home, reports the interiors retailer Curtains.com, is a country kitchen – a surprisingly high 54 per cent of women covet the cosy look.Many of us dream of living in the quintessential thatched country cottage.That country kitchen would, ideally, be in a traditional thatched cottage (32 per cent) and when it comes to the decor, most are in favour of traditional features and period character.And, of course, it follows that over 50 per cent of us fantasise about that cottage being set in a decent sized garden in a quiet rural setting.SIZE MATTERS, APPARENTLYMore than half of Brits would rather live in a small home (if not an actual hobbit house) in a premium location as opposed to a home with more square footage in a cheaper area.When considering green home credentials, sustainability is more important to men than women, with almost a third of men (31 per cent) making it a priority compared to just a quarter of women.Surprisingly, school catchment area, commuter transport links and local crime rates were only important to 17 per cent of the respondents.Matteo Fabbi at Curtains.com, who carried out the survey, said, “Interiors magazines are adorned with minimalist, modern interiors full of clean lines, shiny surfaces and open spaces, but actually our research has found that people are more in favour of cosy homes with traditional features and period character.”The UK’s most desired unconventional homes include:Traditional thatched cottageSustainable homeConverted period chapelEco-log cabinHobbit houseGlass houseConverted boat or canal bargeUrban micro-apartmentFloating houseLighthousematteo fabbi homes preference curtains.com unconventional homes unusual houses February 23, 2017Sheila ManchesterWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Hobbit house, barge, chapel, what’s your dream? previous nextHousing MarketHobbit house, barge, chapel, what’s your dream?Buyers inspired by TV programmes reveal their secret desires.Sheila Manchester23rd February 201701,369 Viewslast_img

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