Incredible pre-fab homes take just three weeks to build
by SAM WEBB FOR MAILONLINE
They start at £54,000... but you'll need to buy the land first
The Wee House Company homes are available as studio, one-bed and two-bed properties
A studio starts at £54,000, a one-bedroom home at £75,000 and a two-bedroom at £99,000
The construction time of a Wee House is eight weeks but just three weeks of that is spent on-site
The Wee House Company is the brainchild of 25-year-old Scottish entrepreneur Jennifer Hope
Incredible pre-fab houses that cost as little as £54,000 and take just three weeks to build are springing up throughout the UK.
The Wee House Company is the brainchild of 25-year-old Scottish entrepreneur Jennifer Hope.
She set up the company in 2014 with help from her father Ian, who has been working in the construction industry for more than 25 years.
The homes are available as studio, one-bed and two-bed properties and are fully customisable.
They are constructed as modular timber units at a manufacturing base in Ayrshire and then transported to the customer's plot of land for final installation.
Ms Hope says the cosy homes are popular with landowners who use them as holiday lets and families who want to keep elderly parents close by but still give them their independence.
Parents also look into Wee Houses as an affordable first home for their children looking to get onto the property ladder.
The married University of Strathclyde graduate said: 'They're attractive-looking and people love the appearance and style of Wee Houses.
'I think they also appeal because we offer an end-to-end service.
'Self builds can be difficult, time-consuming and it's hard to manage budgets.
'Our aim is to be a one-stop shop for the entire process.'
The construction time of a Wee House is eight weeks – and just three weeks of that is spent on-site.
The firm has recently taken over another manufacturing site and can now work on five homes at any one time.
The company has so far built 16 properties throughout Scotland and has recently completed homes in Chelmsford and Norfolk.
A studio starts at £54,000, a one-bedroom home at £75,000 and a two-bedroom at £99,000.
The biggest seller is the two-bedroom model with an open plan living space.
Ms Hope is so passionate about the product that she and her husband lived in a Wee House for four years and have only just moved out.
She added: 'We have three under construction at the moment and are getting a lot more interest in England. We've been very lucky.'
Pre-fab houses were used after the Second World War to house returning soldiers as many lost their homes to German bombs.
They were built in factories and then shipped to a concrete base where they could be built in less than a day.
The original models were basically wooden huts, but today's pre-fabs use hard-wearing state-of-the-art construction materials.
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