Man lives in renovated skip in London for £50 a month — and it's pretty smart inside

A renovated skip with wooden walls and semi circular roof and window above the walls of the skip
Harrison Marshall renovated a skip in London for £4,000 and lives in it for £50 a month as a protest against the rising house prices in the capital (Image credit: Harrison Marshall)

An artist has built a home for himself using a waste skip with plans to live in it for a year as a form of protest to the exorbitant cost of properties in the UK.

Harrison Marshall, aged 28, has renovated a skip on a grassy area in Bermondsey, in South London. He explains that this unconventional choice became necessary as he encountered difficulties in securing affordable accommodation in the central area near his workplace.

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.