These days, looking at my bank balance is in the same vein as looking at pictures of my ex. I absolutely know I won’t be happy with what I see but my god I’m a glutton for punishment and I need to be sure how much debt I’m in and that she isn’t living the good life with a guy who’s over 5’8″.

But as I say, being young and having to deal with a lack of money is stressful. I can hardly afford rent, let alone even think about getting on the property ladder.

With that in mind, if I want to get my own place, I might have to start looking past the traditional brick and mortar, and where better to look than an old bread van?

This comes after Martin Hill, 38, and Iona Stewart, 27, did just that, and decided to invest in an out-of-commission Hovis lorry and went full Xzibit on it.

OK I know I’m positioning this as something to do if you don’t have the cash for a house, but in all honesty, the couple involved look like they’re not short of a few quid.

Still, it’s very cool.

The two met when in the French Alps, and use their lorry to live in when they’re travelling as it’s cheaper than accommodation.

Since then though, Martin has sold his house and his bar in Nottingham, so the pair fully intend living in the lorry all year round from now on.

The lorry set them back £3,600 form eBay and the two got to work. Martin did most of the handy work, whilst Iona – a chef from Scotland – oversaw the £20,000 interior design job.

Not cheap, of course, but when you consider it’s ever this or spending the entirety of that money of a deposit for a house that you’ll be paying off for the next 40 years, it’s a bit of a bargain.

Also, once you get fed up with it, all you’d need to do is give the lorry a service, make it run like new, change the bed-sheets, and then sell it for way more than you made it for to some rich person who can’t be bothered to do it themselves.

Martin said:

About four years ago after a few too many beers I thought about buying a big American RV.

We bought the lorry in May this year. We spent four months working on it full-time.

We are really lucky to not have to work and we did everything ourselves.

It’s amazing what you can do. We are not exactly slumming it.

It’s just like a studio flat without the terrible neighbours and noise of the city. What’s not to love?

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