A homeless man who built an elaborate wooden house on a London pavement is now in emergency accommodation.
Tower Hamlets Council has put up former London Underground worker Lukas in a hostel while it tries to arrange long-term housing for him, and has knocked down the house.
Lukas’s intricate No 1 Bethnal Green Road, featuring a locking door, a fence, and fairy lights, attracted a wave of attention – and led to the council promising to offer him somewhere to stay.
And a Tower Hamlets Council spokesperson confirmed to The Big Issue today: “The person accepted our accommodation plan and now has a place to stay.
“This is emergency accommodation and so our team is working with them to find a longer-term solution to address their housing need.”
The wooden house had stood for a week, constructed by Lukas as he faced “a choice between sleeping behind a bin or building myself a house.”