One of the most interesting areas of the
property market is the Live/Work sector - properties that are
specifically designed as both homes and workplaces.
of people are looking for accommodation like this, for example
if they are:
- starting a business
- looking to move beyond simple homeworking
- looking for an office or studio but can't really afford
two separate premises
- in need of a dedicated, more professional workspace rather
than the typical home office (or kitchen table!)
- an older person "downshifting" but looking to realise the
big business idea that's been on the back burner for years.
But where can you find the live/work space?
Since it started, the
Network has been informally fielding enquiries from people
seeking live/work homes. Now it has set up an online
service to advertise live/work properties across the country.
Due for its official launch in November, it already has the
first small wave of properties available online.
Save money, save time, save the planet!
The website also has articles about the benefits of live/work
- about saving time, saving money, and saving the planet.
And there's a witty blog provided by live/working author Max
And there are also a series of practical articles covering
issues such as how to find a mortgage for live/work property,
assessing the products of the major lenders.
So if you're thinking of going down the live/work route, why
not check it out?