Ghost Houses

Sometimes when you are driving round a housing estate you see a Ghost House.

The house that was under construction and then for some reason everything stopped.

Three, five, sometimes even ten or more years later its still half built.

I used to walk past this house every day, that had been at lock up for more than 3 years.

An estate where my daughter lived had two ghost houses that must have been half finished for at least eight years.
They are houses that silently ask questions:

      • Were the buyers too ambitious and ran out of money?
      • Did the builder go bust
      • Was there a divorce?
      • Was it an investment that went wrong?
      • Did somebody die?
      • Why do they never seem to sell and be finished off?

A question from me – Have you bought and finished off a Ghost House?


For more Fails and unusual houses go to What the………………….?



Ghost House 2

Here is another Ghost House where nothing seems to have moved for a long time.

As you can see it was going to be a big house.

After being exposed to the elements for years it’s probably only fit for demolition.

I have heard people say you should aim for the biggest you can afford . . . . That’s fine as long as things go well . . . . . . . . Hit a problem and this can be the result.

Choosing a New House‘ explains building costs to help you avoid finishing up with a ‘Ghost House’  like this.