Two homes measuring just five metres wide and built by Eddie Mitchell’s company go on the market for £795,000 in Sandbanks

Bournemouth Echo: TIGHT FIT: Gary Berendt, realty consultant for Arlington and Hall, outside 3 Grasmere Road, where two small five-metre wide properties have been built, created by Eddie Mitchel TIGHT FIT: Gary Berendt, realty consultant for Arlington and Hall, outside 3 Grasmere Road, where two small five-metre wide properties have been built, created by Eddie Mitchel

TWO tiny futuristic homes in Sandbanks have gone on sale for £795,000 each which each measure just five metres wide.

Named, Tom and Jerry, the small homes, in Grasmere Road, have been created and built by property developer and former AFC Bournemouth chairman, Eddie Mitchell’s company, Seven Developments.

Measuring just 1,200 sq ft, half the size of a standard plot of land for a house, Gary Berendt, a realty consultant at Arlington and Hall, who are selling the properties, says that it shows there is high demand for homes in the area.

He added: “We tend to work with people who are looking for a second home, which is based close to the beach in Sandbanks.

“For someone who is looking for a family home, this is probably a bit too small. However, for a couple from London looking for a holiday home, with its basement storage, parking in the driveway and close proximity to the beach, it’s perfect.

“These are the first properties to be built on small plots of land by Mr Mitchell, but I know that he has plans for several more across the area.”

The properties were open to prospective buyers at the weekend, with interest expected to be high among those originally looking to purchase a flat for holiday use.

Eddie told the Daily Echo: “Some people, say those that are single or on holiday, just don’t want to live in a big home. These have just come on the market, which we have called Tom and Jerry, and they are just on very narrow plots of land, which are interesting.”

Mr Mitchell says that these are just the first of many smaller homes to be built in the area. Planning permission was put in for a similar property on land in Chaddesley Glen, in Sandbanks, but Mr Mitchell said that it was refused on the grounds of a protected tree already based on the plot.

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7:10am Fri 16 May 14

goatty says...

Are these some sort of joke houses?? No wonder they are called Tom and Jerry as they are comical, both in design and price.
Hear Mitchell is doing a Fulham and Yeovil Town....going down, going down, going down!
Are these some sort of joke houses?? No wonder they are called Tom and Jerry as they are comical, both in design and price. Hear Mitchell is doing a Fulham and Yeovil Town....going down, going down, going down! goatty
  • Score: 15

8:02am Fri 16 May 14

AJC1976 says...

Realty consultant? Are we in America or are they Estate Agents??
Realty consultant? Are we in America or are they Estate Agents?? AJC1976
  • Score: 51

8:07am Fri 16 May 14

BIGTONE says...

It must be nice to smell your neighbours.
It must be nice to smell your neighbours. BIGTONE
  • Score: 25

8:10am Fri 16 May 14

BIGTONE says...

AJC1976 wrote:
Realty consultant? Are we in America or are they Estate Agents??
They missed the letter I out of realty.......cos they certainly need a check.
[quote][p][bold]AJC1976[/bold] wrote: Realty consultant? Are we in America or are they Estate Agents??[/p][/quote]They missed the letter I out of realty.......cos they certainly need a check. BIGTONE
  • Score: 20

8:14am Fri 16 May 14

PokesdownMark says...

To be fair, the bungalow that used to on this plot was also very small and, obviously, single story. Anyway, this is Eddie's idea for an affordable housing scheme. Bless.
There are still (on google streetview at least) some craggy old shacks on that same road. Despite the daily-wail-like attempt to spin a moan-story, my opinion is these new tiny buildings look fab and will be very appealing to their target market.
To be fair, the bungalow that used to on this plot was also very small and, obviously, single story. Anyway, this is Eddie's idea for an affordable housing scheme. Bless. There are still (on google streetview at least) some craggy old shacks on that same road. Despite the daily-wail-like attempt to spin a moan-story, my opinion is these new tiny buildings look fab and will be very appealing to their target market. PokesdownMark
  • Score: 11

8:23am Fri 16 May 14

Pablo23 says...

Sandbanks is beautiful, but the fact that its a nightmare to get in and out of dueing the congested summer months would def lower the house values to me.
Sandbanks is beautiful, but the fact that its a nightmare to get in and out of dueing the congested summer months would def lower the house values to me. Pablo23
  • Score: 14

8:43am Fri 16 May 14

arthur1948 says...

More money than sense....
More money than sense.... arthur1948
  • Score: 15

8:45am Fri 16 May 14

In Absentia says...

I always thought that tiny properties near the beach were called beach huts. Ludicrous prices.
I always thought that tiny properties near the beach were called beach huts. Ludicrous prices. In Absentia
  • Score: 12

8:55am Fri 16 May 14

Adrian XX says...

AJC1976 wrote:
Realty consultant? Are we in America or are they Estate Agents??
Yes, please drop the American language.
[quote][p][bold]AJC1976[/bold] wrote: Realty consultant? Are we in America or are they Estate Agents??[/p][/quote]Yes, please drop the American language. Adrian XX
  • Score: 23

8:57am Fri 16 May 14

smhinto says...

arthur1948 wrote:
More money than sense....
Agreed - Anybody who pays this sort of money for these properties need to have themselves certified as terminally insane. It is just plain stupidity of the highest order.
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The same goes for those lunatics who paid 40k for a wooden beach hut.
[quote][p][bold]arthur1948[/bold] wrote: More money than sense....[/p][/quote]Agreed - Anybody who pays this sort of money for these properties need to have themselves certified as terminally insane. It is just plain stupidity of the highest order. . The same goes for those lunatics who paid 40k for a wooden beach hut. smhinto
  • Score: 20

9:25am Fri 16 May 14

Old Colonial says...

Adrian XX wrote:
AJC1976 wrote:
Realty consultant? Are we in America or are they Estate Agents??
Yes, please drop the American language.
No, I think Estate Agents usually wear suits and look quite smart. Tank tops and open neck shirts seem to be right for a jumped-up 'realty consultant.'.
[quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AJC1976[/bold] wrote: Realty consultant? Are we in America or are they Estate Agents??[/p][/quote]Yes, please drop the American language.[/p][/quote]No, I think Estate Agents usually wear suits and look quite smart. Tank tops and open neck shirts seem to be right for a jumped-up 'realty consultant.'. Old Colonial
  • Score: 15

10:40am Fri 16 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Mitchell is to Sandbanks as Wells is to Boscombe. Ram the punters into the smallest space possible and charge the maximum for it.
Mitchell is to Sandbanks as Wells is to Boscombe. Ram the punters into the smallest space possible and charge the maximum for it. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 27

11:22am Fri 16 May 14

sea poole says...

Hilarous to read comments full of jealousy on here...!
Hilarous to read comments full of jealousy on here...! sea poole
  • Score: -10

11:27am Fri 16 May 14

Marty Caine UKIP says...

Well if you don't like them don't buy one but I do see the logic in Eddie Mitchells thinking there and I bet they do sell. Someone would certainly make a killing on a buy to let scheme.
Well if you don't like them don't buy one but I do see the logic in Eddie Mitchells thinking there and I bet they do sell. Someone would certainly make a killing on a buy to let scheme. Marty Caine UKIP
  • Score: 5

11:56am Fri 16 May 14

boardsandphotos says...

sea poole wrote:
Hilarous to read comments full of jealousy on here...!
Agreed, sad very sad indeed!
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Hilarous to read comments full of jealousy on here...![/p][/quote]Agreed, sad very sad indeed! boardsandphotos
  • Score: 0

12:28pm Fri 16 May 14

BarrHumbug says...

Back in my day they called two conjoined houses a semi?

To be honest its a lot of money just to be able to say you live in Sandbanks, Grasmere Road is in the middle of the peninsular so you haven't even got any view and if it wasn't for the fact you'd just queued for an hour to get to your house in the summer months you wouldn't even know you lived there?

I rather offer Eddie that sort of money for "Thunderbird" It's been on the market for 8 years now unsold so he must be ready to take a knock down price for it by now?
Back in my day they called two conjoined houses a semi? To be honest its a lot of money just to be able to say you live in Sandbanks, Grasmere Road is in the middle of the peninsular so you haven't even got any view and if it wasn't for the fact you'd just queued for an hour to get to your house in the summer months you wouldn't even know you lived there? I rather offer Eddie that sort of money for "Thunderbird" It's been on the market for 8 years now unsold so he must be ready to take a knock down price for it by now? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 14

12:45pm Fri 16 May 14

Chriswood says...

Another free advert, no doubt in exchange for a free lunch!
Another free advert, no doubt in exchange for a free lunch! Chriswood
  • Score: 19

1:27pm Fri 16 May 14

Afcbpete says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
sea poole wrote:
Hilarous to read comments full of jealousy on here...!
Agreed, sad very sad indeed!
I certainly don't like Mitchell, but the guy is just getting on with life, minding his own business, and trying to earn a crust. If he can sell them, Great!! If not, it's not my problem, and should someone want to spend there hard earnt bucks on one, that's none of my business either. So in this instance, live and let live!!
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Hilarous to read comments full of jealousy on here...![/p][/quote]Agreed, sad very sad indeed![/p][/quote]I certainly don't like Mitchell, but the guy is just getting on with life, minding his own business, and trying to earn a crust. If he can sell them, Great!! If not, it's not my problem, and should someone want to spend there hard earnt bucks on one, that's none of my business either. So in this instance, live and let live!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 9

4:54pm Fri 16 May 14

nermal says...

They've been 'on the market' for several weeks now and despite several 'open days' obviously they haven't had any takers, hence the free advert in the Echo. All the people I've seen going in come out laughing!
They've been 'on the market' for several weeks now and despite several 'open days' obviously they haven't had any takers, hence the free advert in the Echo. All the people I've seen going in come out laughing! nermal
  • Score: 7

5:00pm Fri 16 May 14

Afcbpete says...

nermal wrote:
They've been 'on the market' for several weeks now and despite several 'open days' obviously they haven't had any takers, hence the free advert in the Echo. All the people I've seen going in come out laughing!
Nothing like keeping the grockles entertained!!
[quote][p][bold]nermal[/bold] wrote: They've been 'on the market' for several weeks now and despite several 'open days' obviously they haven't had any takers, hence the free advert in the Echo. All the people I've seen going in come out laughing![/p][/quote]Nothing like keeping the grockles entertained!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 6

5:22pm Fri 16 May 14

Buzetti says...

Re-launch them as Burke & Hare?

Just what we need - another lovely 'couple from London looking for a holiday home'
Re-launch them as Burke & Hare? Just what we need - another lovely 'couple from London looking for a holiday home' Buzetti
  • Score: 6

5:40pm Fri 16 May 14

crispy_pants says...

BIGTONE wrote:
AJC1976 wrote:
Realty consultant? Are we in America or are they Estate Agents??
They missed the letter I out of realty.......cos they certainly need a check.
Nice one BIGTONE.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AJC1976[/bold] wrote: Realty consultant? Are we in America or are they Estate Agents??[/p][/quote]They missed the letter I out of realty.......cos they certainly need a check.[/p][/quote]Nice one BIGTONE. crispy_pants
  • Score: -1

6:20pm Fri 16 May 14

Rasta dude says...

My word that's more snobs moving you have to be a thick plank to pay that for a dolls house but that's the posh idiots for you c,mon tsunami wipe the lot out
My word that's more snobs moving you have to be a thick plank to pay that for a dolls house but that's the posh idiots for you c,mon tsunami wipe the lot out Rasta dude
  • Score: 5

7:56pm Fri 16 May 14

JohnZer says...

That price tag is a little steep. I love these smaller homes and I was able to build mine for about 1/95th of the price. I used this guide http://www.amazon.co
m/Small-Home-Tiny-Ho
use-Estimate-ebook/d
p/B00IKT3TW4 it focuses more on design and budget, and I suggest it if you don't want to spend that kind of money on an overpriced home. Just build your own.
That price tag is a little steep. I love these smaller homes and I was able to build mine for about 1/95th of the price. I used this guide http://www.amazon.co m/Small-Home-Tiny-Ho use-Estimate-ebook/d p/B00IKT3TW4 it focuses more on design and budget, and I suggest it if you don't want to spend that kind of money on an overpriced home. Just build your own. JohnZer
  • Score: 0

9:13pm Fri 16 May 14

Vikki27 says...

What a load of rubbish!! Putting it on the market for that price does not prove demand, SELLING it for that price does.

Great way to completely discredit your estate agency. Really, well done.
What a load of rubbish!! Putting it on the market for that price does not prove demand, SELLING it for that price does. Great way to completely discredit your estate agency. Really, well done. Vikki27
  • Score: 4

10:05pm Fri 16 May 14

afcdibby says...

Tom's a director of football but who's Jerry?
Tom's a director of football but who's Jerry? afcdibby
  • Score: 4

10:38pm Fri 16 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

afcdibby wrote:
Tom's a director of football but who's Jerry?
I think he makes ice cream.
[quote][p][bold]afcdibby[/bold] wrote: Tom's a director of football but who's Jerry?[/p][/quote]I think he makes ice cream. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -2

10:54pm Fri 16 May 14

Bournefre says...

Old Colonial wrote:
Adrian XX wrote:
AJC1976 wrote:
Realty consultant? Are we in America or are they Estate Agents??
Yes, please drop the American language.
No, I think Estate Agents usually wear suits and look quite smart. Tank tops and open neck shirts seem to be right for a jumped-up 'realty consultant.'.
As I understand it realtors are licensed by state governments, whereas anyone can call them self an estate agent.
Considering Dorset is a 'county' and not a 'state', and there's no such thing as a 'realtor's licence' in the UK, it seems unclear as to where 'Realtor Berendt' got his licence from.
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AJC1976[/bold] wrote: Realty consultant? Are we in America or are they Estate Agents??[/p][/quote]Yes, please drop the American language.[/p][/quote]No, I think Estate Agents usually wear suits and look quite smart. Tank tops and open neck shirts seem to be right for a jumped-up 'realty consultant.'.[/p][/quote]As I understand it realtors are licensed by state governments, whereas anyone can call them self an estate agent. Considering Dorset is a 'county' and not a 'state', and there's no such thing as a 'realtor's licence' in the UK, it seems unclear as to where 'Realtor Berendt' got his licence from. Bournefre
  • Score: 0

12:58am Sat 17 May 14

Shinysurfer says...

Why do people have to be so horrible? I agree that 'realty consultant' is a silly title but who are you people to judge the poor bloke just doing his job and getting in the paper whilst doing it.

If you were selling your property, you would be pleased that he has got your home into the paper so why criticise and call someone names when you don't even know them?

It seems people go out of their way to put others down these days instead of patting someone on the back for doing their job. I bet half the people commenting about this don't even work and cant be bothered to move off the sofa. It's time to look in the mirror for some people I think.
Why do people have to be so horrible? I agree that 'realty consultant' is a silly title but who are you people to judge the poor bloke just doing his job and getting in the paper whilst doing it. If you were selling your property, you would be pleased that he has got your home into the paper so why criticise and call someone names when you don't even know them? It seems people go out of their way to put others down these days instead of patting someone on the back for doing their job. I bet half the people commenting about this don't even work and cant be bothered to move off the sofa. It's time to look in the mirror for some people I think. Shinysurfer
  • Score: 0

8:25am Sat 17 May 14

nickynoodah says...

They look like Belgian racing pigeon lofts knobdirt,
does the buyer get pigeons included in the price George, you know.
They look like Belgian racing pigeon lofts knobdirt, does the buyer get pigeons included in the price George, you know. nickynoodah
  • Score: 5

10:43am Mon 19 May 14

grazzer says...

what a spiteful jealous lot some Echo readers are. lf someone has something to sell and someone is willing to buy what exactly is the problem?
l have neither the money nor the desire to live in Sandbanks but i certainly do not begrudge those who do
what a spiteful jealous lot some Echo readers are. lf someone has something to sell and someone is willing to buy what exactly is the problem? l have neither the money nor the desire to live in Sandbanks but i certainly do not begrudge those who do grazzer
  • Score: 0

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