I think I might like to live in a Warehouse.
December 25, 2008 6:29 AM   Subscribe

How do I find out about live/work accomodations like converted warehouses in Cambridge, England?

A few of my friends have expressed an interest in moving to London to various converted warehouses or storage units. However, I don't know where to start looking for something like that in my own city, Cambridge.

I'm a Graphic Designer so could do with a little more room to 'be creative' and a good friend of mine is an audio engineer looking for somewhere to make some noise.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
posted by stackhaus23 to Home & Garden (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
These are (relatively) common in London, because of all the ex-commercial property (i.e. lots of old warehouses) that's been built over the years. Decidely less so in Cambridge because it's a primarily residential/university town. However, Cambridge Craigslist might be a good place to start.
posted by Happy Dave at 7:59 AM on December 25, 2008

I lived in Cambridge for several years and never heard of such a thing. It might just not exist considering how small Cambridge is. Try the cam.misc newsgroup, or We're All Neighbours. Few people use Craigslist.
posted by grouse at 8:10 AM on December 25, 2008

If all else fails, look for an empty warehouse to squat. It's almost certainly less of a bad idea than you're initially thinking...
posted by Dysk at 2:44 PM on December 25, 2008

Light industrial units could make for a good studio, though they would probably not be fitted as a living space. I'd imagine this would mean thinking in terms of a dedicated work space that could be shared on alternate days with your friend, while still paying for living quarters elsewhere. A house with a detached garage or barn might be a better solution for your work - home needs. Good luck.
posted by woodway at 8:33 PM on December 25, 2008

seconding cam.misc
posted by bystander at 3:06 AM on December 26, 2008

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