Unique house built from Doncaster factory floor and Girls Aloud stage goes on sale for £240,000
A unique house built from a Girls Aloud stage set and a Doncaster factory floor has gone on the market for £240,000.
Music roadie Angus Mitchell is selling his one-bedroom wooden home which he built from a stage used by the all-girl band and flooring taken from Doncaster’s historic Plant Works.
The 'Hobbit' house boasts a spacious living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and its own sun porch is currently based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire – but Mr Mitchell says the house can be dismantled and rebuilt anywhere in the world.
The eco-friendly property, named 'The Sett' was a nine-year labour of love made from an aluminum dome used by the girl band as they toured from 2003-4 and a distinctive flooring from Doncaster’s Plant Works.
The property was made using recycled materials and reclaimed timber, some of which dates from the 1700s, and is being advertised on Facebook through its own page called The Sett Eco Build.
The house also has solar panels, water pumps and wind turbines - and its 19th century herringbone floor comes from the internal boardwalk of the Bombardier Works, famed for the Flying Scotsman and Mallard in Doncaster.
Mr Mitchell told the Daily Mail: 'We just winged it. It was based on a sketch that was drawn on the back of an envelope. I had been collecting all the wood when I wasn't roadie-ing and worked on my garden.
'I decided I should make a decent house for myself as I was sleeping under the dome like a tent covered with a canvas on top. When it was wet it got all damp and the slugs came through. All I want is the property to go to a good owner as it's priceless to me.'
Included in the price is dismantling, transporting and reassembling the property. Mr Mitchell said this will set him back about £1,500 based on a 400-mile radius.
He added: 'It can go into containers so it can go anywhere in the world.'