With 15,000 on the house waiting lists in Aberdeenshire and 5,000 on the list in Aberdeen, the Aberdeen City Council in Scotland is considering installing modular homes, called ‘pop-ups’ because of the speed with which they can be erected, to draw key workers to the North East.
Aberdeenshire Council leader Jim Gifford told the Evening Express, “Officers are assessing the length of time it would take to develop the housing. But these types of houses go up in months rather than years. If the demand decreases the homes can move to different locations. It is almost like student accommodation for grown-ups. We are expecting this to range from one-bedroom flats or they could also be three bedrooms with a shared living room and kitchen.”
Aberdeenshire is targeting Inverurie and Stonehaven as possible sites, while Aberdeen has available land in Cutler. As scottishhousingnews informs MHProNews, the goal is to lure nurses and other health workers to the areas. ##
(Photo credit: hulldailymail/Jim Coldwell-modular home being sited in Great Britain.)
Article submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.