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This Property Company Has Come Up With A Very Unique Way To Tackle The Housing Crisis

By mariemadden

August 22, 2017 at 5:15pm

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We all know how bad the housing crisis has gotten in Ireland, with even those on good incomes struggling to find an affordable place to lay their head.

So spare a thought for the poor students, who are facing into three or four years of study without any prospect of a decent wage.

Of course, the problem boils down to supply and demand - with far less suitable accommodation than needed for the thousands of students starting back to college in September.

Now, a Galway-based property agency has come up with novel way to create more options in the market - by bringing in two luxury barges.

Winters Property Management revealed today that it is currently examining the feasibility of "large-scale, high-end, barge accommodation", with two barges from Bibby Maritime said to be "perfectly suitable for student requirements".  

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These barges have previously been used for corporate accommodation around the world and feature en-suite bedrooms, restaurants, recreation rooms, in addition to providing both reception and laundry facilities. 

The Bibby Stockholm has 222 en-suite bedrooms, while the Bibby Bergen has 180 en-suite bedrooms with wifi and a courtyard. All bedrooms have windows with natural light, desks and wardrobes, with private bathrooms and shower access.

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The company has also teamed with NUI Galway to appeal for homeowners to make their spare rooms available to students, offering up to €14,000 tax free to those who take part. 

Find out more here.

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