Following the “Young, Rich and House Hunting” program, perhaps it’s time to have some sensible TV on.
What about a show that follows people on a minimum wage struggle to try to save a deposit. What about a program that shows just how hard it is to buy a house on a normal wage – perhaps take a family on an average wage.
We could have programs on how to apply for council housing, the history of council housing and a debate on whether council housing should be extended to meet the growing demands of our society.
We could also take a look at less glamourous self-builds – those where people build boring normal shaped houses rather than glass monstrosities. (Although Grand Designs did so a sweat equity program in it’s early years about a housing association allowing people to self build!)