This is what is left of a house just up the road from us. There has been no one living in it for a few years now and it has slowly been deteriorating and starting to fall down. Over the last week there have been trucks coming and going, carting parts of it away as diggers pull it down.
Considering the number of deserted houses around this area this is a very unusual sight, especially as I'm fairly certain there is no intention of the land being used or sold at any time in the future. I think the cost of having them pulled down combined with the large amount of excess land in our area means that most people just leave old houses and wait for them to merge back in with nature. It makes it a sad area to live in..... surrounded by deserted, falling down houses. Hopefully others in the area will follow this family's lead and our area will become less like a ghost town in the future. Even better, hopefully many people will see the potential of our beautiful area and come and build houses on all the deserted land - not too many though, I still like living in the countryside!