WITH soaring rent prices it's no surprise that young couples are looking for alterative ways to get their dream home.
One young couple managed to get theirs by transforming an old lorry trailer and it looks so good you'd never be able to tell it wasn't always so chic.
Marcus Williams and his partner Helen Ambler say their 'Lorry Lodge' is the UK's first HGV lorry trailer fully converted into a home.
Although the lorry trailer originally cost them £5,000, they spent 18 months and an extra £50,000 converting the 44-foot-long trailer into a modern, spacious home.
The converted trailer is big enough to sleep four and can even be moved to any location.
Not only that, but the lodge has a double bedroom with built-in wardrobes, a bathroom with a posh step-in shower and compostable toilet, as well as a traditional 'cottage-style' kitchen.
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The luxury doesn't end there, as it also has a large folding dining table, French windows and a log burner and solar panels.
The couple from Ripon, West Yorkshire, have lived in the Lodge which is currently in a field near York, but are planning to raffle it off to fund an even bigger project.
Engineer Marcus, 26, said: "We had originally planned to convert a van and go travelling but changed our plan.
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"The idea of a lorry appealed to us because of the space it would provide.
"It was quite a long process converting it but we are really pleased with the finished result.
"It's a stunning off-grid home which can be towed anywhere."
Marcus and Helen, who are expecting their first child soon, tested their DIY skills by renovating an old caravan before embarking on their lorry project.
They now plan to sell up to 4,000 £20 raffle tickets to raise funds for a bigger, as yet unspecified project.
Marcus added: "It's a great opportunity to own your own off-grid home.
"Once it's raffled we plan to take some time out to plan our next project."
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