Tackling the UK housing crisis with alternative living – Written by Rebecca Dawson

The UK housing crisis is leaving millions of people unable to save for price-rocketing properties. Firsttime buyers are putting down an average deposit of £32,841, with the London average ramping up further, to an astonishing £110,656.

Here are some of the ways the new generation of first-time buyers are dodging this dwelling disaster.

Houseboats

Many postgraduates taking their student debts to the cities are staying financially float by living upon canals. While this option involves an initial fee of anything from a few hundred to a few thousand for the boat itself (and potentially that cost once over to make it habitable with basic amenities), buyers are then able to own a property outright in cities as otherwise unrealistic as London. READ MORE