ONE of the cheapest homes in Britain has gone on sale for just £10,000, but its buyer will have to deal with the ex-owner’s very strange collection.
The bargain three-bed-house in Wallis has collapsing ceilings, damp walls and rotten floorboards – and a huge mound of milk bottles.
The kitchen of the end-of-terrace property in Tylerstown in the Rhondda is jam-packed with two-litre Co-op bottles of cow’s milk.
And to make things even stranger the kitchen also has a shower in the corner.
But the neglect hasn’t put off DIY king Gavin Thomas, who snapped up the incredibly cheap property.
Inspired by watching Homes Under The Hammer when he was still in school, the 37-year-old has long prided himself in fixing up some of the worst buildings this country has to offer.
Alhoewel, as he freely admits, this one is definitely going to be his biggest challenge yet.
Hy het gesê: “I found out about it because the estate agents rang me.
“We’ve dealt with each other before and they know the kind of properties I go for.
“Besides, they were worried about putting it for sale online because of the state of things inside.
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“For example, the stairs are really dangerous – they knew they wouldn’t be able to conduct any viewings without people’s safety being put at risk.”
As a result Gavin added that the first floor was virtually cut off. “Whoever lived there before certainly hadn’t been up there in ages,” hy het gesê.
“In werklikheid, the floor joists have come undone and whole pine end wall of the house was bowing out – so that’ll have to come down and be replaced.”
Gavin estimated that the house had probably been empty for couple of years.
Hy het gesê: “There’s still a lot of someone’s stuff in there though – bin bags of it all over the place – and the kitchen was full of plastic milk bottles, a mountain of them.
“There’s a shower in the corner of the kitchen too, bizarrely – although I’ve not been able to find the toilet yet.
“It’s possible it was in an outhouse in the back garden but, as the banking has all subsided there’s a good chance it’s been covered over by a pile of earth.”
AUSTRALIAN GP-base het vanjaar se wedren gekanselleer weens Covid-19-beperkings, Gavin hopes to have the house finished come next summer.
Hy het verduidelik: “It’s a big job but I love a challenge.
“Give it about six months and it’ll make a nice little home for someone.
“Everywhere, no matter how bad, has potential – you’ve just got to know how to look at it.”