'Britain's smallest home' could be yours for just £3

‘Britain’s smallest home’ could be yours for just £3: Builder, 29, raffles £20,000 house on wheels he created for himself after being made homeless during lockdown

  • George Rose from Bristol turned his trailer into a tiny home during lockdown 
  • Builder, 29, is now selling raffle tickets for £3 and has hit his target of 5,000 sold
  •  The 22ft by 8ft apartment is so small it does not require planning permission

Fans of minimalism can now fulfil their dream with a chance to win ‘Britain’s smallest home’ for just £3.  

A man who built himself a tiny home on wheels after he became homeless during lockdown is now raffling it for £3 a ticket.

George Rose, 29, from Bristol, was forced to find somewhere else to live during lockdown so decided to undertake his £20,000 project.

The £20,000 tiny home on wheels measures just 22ft by 8ft

Using his skills as a qualified builder he refurbished a trailer he had bought, which measures just 22 feet long by eight feed wide, turning it into a tiny home.  

The minuscule home – so small it does not need planning permission – has been left as an open template so the new owner can convert it as they please, with a bathroom, solar panels and French windows the only fixtures so far.

Mr Rose, who has now found somewhere else to live, decided to raffle the tiny home and has even pledged to deliver the rolling residence to the winner – providing they live within 200 miles of the city.  

George Rose, 29, built the tiny house after he became homeless during lockdown

He said: ‘It kept me sane during lockdown – although there were moments I questioned what I was doing.

‘I had no help whatsoever. If I did it again I would get some helping hands.. But it’s been a success story.

‘It doesn’t need planning permission. That was quite important – I wanted to be able to stick it anywhere and not have to ask the council.

‘People can just put it at the end of their garden, or use it as an office. I’ve left it as a blank template.

‘There’s a solar inverter, gas boiler and composting toilet, with a full size soft-close lid to retain the feel of a conventional loo.

‘The bathroom is really luxurious. There’s a ceramic sink and walk-in shower..’ 

The 29-year- old builder from Bristol decided to raffle the tiny home for £3 a ticket

Mr Rose, who said the home was inspired by a US television show, has now hit his target of 5,000 tickets.

This means his building costs are covered and there will be a guaranteed winner, with a portion of any money also going to the homelessness charity Centrepoint.

He added: ‘I have just hit the £15,000 target. That guarantees it will be won by someone now. The idea is that it’s for people who otherwise couldn’t get a home.

‘Homelessness is something I’ve definitely seeing growing in Bristol, more and more – it’s a problem,

The  bathroom features a ceramic sink and walk-in shower

‘It’s fitting that some of the proceeds go to those who can’t afford a ticket while making the prize open to as many people as possible – regardless of how much they earn.’

The winner will be selected randomly, using a digital prize draw system which will be verified by an independent third party.

The raffle closes on November 30 at 12pm. 

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