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Wow, this is a tiny house!

article-2321429-19AEE759000005DC-403_634x432This pop-up house in London is squeezed between 2 terrace houses. It is only a couple of metres wide, must be occupied by very skinny people and would surely be short of storage space. We wonder how they even fit their beds in!

 

 

Londons Narrowest Home

 

 

 

 

Storage REITs Enjoy a Boom

Kennards Self Storage is pleased to share this article from the Wall Street Journal which observes the performance of the Storage Real Estate Investment Trusts in the USA, against other property sectors.

The storage sector has enjoyed the strongest returns of all property classes.

One of real estate’s least-exciting businesses—warehouses that allow people to store their unused sofas, lamps and other household goods—have become a hit with investors.

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Self storage in Japan still in infancy but professional players now emerge

The Japanese do not have the same consumer mindset and lack the natural accumulation instincts of Australians, Kiwis and Americans. This has not stopped the emergence of a self storage industry in Japan though.

The incredibly tight living environment provides other demand drivers for storage. Apartments are very small, so storage offers another avenue for people to enjoy more space without surrendering their stuff.

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