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.