Man turns £3,400 horse field into one-bed dwelling and now rents it out for £170 an evening | UK | News | EUROtoday
A person has remodeled a £3,400 horse field into a comfortable one-bed dwelling. Now, he rents it out for as a lot as £170 per evening.
Jamie Duff purchased the second-hand horse trailer from an internet site known as DoneDeal. He then gutted the within to create space for a loo, kitchen, bed room and lounge.
After ten months and £18,000 value of renovations, the house is now full with an out of doors jacuzzi, bar, full kitchen, fireplace pit and barbecue. Despite its small dimension, the 24-year-old rents it out on Airbnb for between 140 and 200 an evening – as much as £170.
Jamie, a self-employed graphic designer from Meath, Ireland, mentioned: “When we first got it, it was a useable horse truck – it had the horse partitions and could transport four horses.
“It had a tiny dwelling space but it surely was very dated. I simply needed to rip every part out and begin from scratch.”
He added: “I put the lavatory in the course of the truck and that acts as a separator – I wished an open plan dwelling house. Everything in complete price me 25,000 and I’m tremendous pleased with the end result.
“I have been blown away with the amount of people who are staying in it, to be honest. It has been super super busy.
“It can maintain as much as 4 individuals and prices wherever between 140-200 relying on how many individuals are there.”
Jamie and his girlfriend Martha Constantine, 24, a digital marketer, decided to live the ‘van life’ during the 2020 lockdown.
After finishing their university work, the pair wanted an adventure, so they bought a Renault Master for 7,000.
They spent another 7,000 fixing it up before taking a year to travel all over Europe – visiting countries like France, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Croatia.
Jamie discovered a new hobby in building the van from scratch. When we were travelling, he began looking at horse boxes, buying one in October 2022 for 4,000.
By August 2023, Jamie had completed the horse box and listed it on Airbnb.
He purchased another one in November 2023 for 4,000 and is currently renovating it.
“I’ve the same plan to the primary one however I wish to problem myself extra,” he said.
“I wish to make it a special fashion so when individuals come onto Airbnb they’ve two completely different types to select from. Renovations are going effectively. I solely began renovations in January so we nonetheless have a technique to go. I hope hoping to get it completed by July 2024.”