My First House

Raising money to redevelop this 1 bedroom house into a 3 bedroom student-let property.

by Sam Pillow in Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, England

We did it
On 29th March 2018 we successfully raised £10 with 1 supporters in 56 days

Hi! I'm Sam, i'm 22 and I just bought a house in Stoke-on-Trent. 

This is my first venture on the property ladder and I'm hoping it will be the first of many. 

I graduated from university last summer, and got a job at the Students' Union immediately after. Although I no longer study, I have a huge passion for architecture and actually focussed my final year dissertation on the traditionalist and modernistic styles of Birmingham's architecture. Some day, I dream of designing and building my own home, and while that seems impossible now, I hope that this project will get me in the right direction. 

I bought this house with one bedroom, one bathroom, and several reception rooms, which I feel waste a lot of space. My vision is to fully renovate and modernise them and turn this into a three bedroom house, so I may rent it out to students in the local area.

The main areas of work that I need to carry out are: New walls, doors, locks, corridor lights, bathroom refit (shower, toilet, sink, general repairs), gas certificate, electricity certificate, kitchen refit, painting. 

My budget is about £6,000 to complete all the works necessary for a tenant to live in.

You will be able to follow the journey through my Crowdfunding page with pictures and stories. It will be a rollercoaster i'm sure. 

Many thanks for taking the time to read, and if you can, please help me fund this project. 

Sam 

Rewards

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£30 or more

A thank you card

If you donate £30 I will write you a card to show my appreciation!

£200 or more

Home made dinner

If you donate £200, because I will be so overwhelmed, I would like to invite you over for dinner so I can show off my cooking and you can see the house and where your donation went for yourself.

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