A Marks and Spencer delivery lorry has been subjected to a spectacular £10,000 conversion into a house.
The astonishing transformation, featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms, was completed by Iftikhar Azam, who lived in it for two years.
It also comes with a corner bath, sliding patio doors and even a lift.
The 43-year-old site engineer came up with the wacky idea when he needed somewhere to live as his house sale dragged on.
He bought the trailer for £3,500 four years ago before he transformed the 59 sq metre space, reports the Birmingham Mail.
Iftikhar said: “I did it up to a good standard so I could live in it when I was looking for a home.”
“I put in a kitchen with a dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, built-in appliances, two bathrooms, two bedrooms, a living room and a lift as there was already one there to stack pallets,” he added.
But the des-res, originally parked in a car wash site in Digbeth, caused a row after Iftikhar moved it to his mum’s front garden in Sheldon.
Neighbours have lodged hundreds of complaints that the truck’s appearance hit them like a “smack in the face” as they passed.
Now Iftikhar is desperate to sell to avoid the threat of legal action from Birmingham City Council, which is treating the trailer’s arrival as unauthorised.
The dad-of-one, who eventually moved to an address in Yardley Wood, said: “It wasn’t meant to be here that long, a sale fell through.
“A friend was meant to take it to Scotland but he changed his mind.
“I want to sell it for £2,000 because otherwise the council will tow it away and put the charge, with costs, onto my mother’s property.
“I’m looking for someone who can make good use of it.”
“I’m going to miss it but I’m now in a comfortable location,” he continued.
“It suited my purpose and I want to offload it.”
A city council planning department spokesman said the first complaint was filed in February.
The spokesman said: “Following an investigation by a senior enforcement officer, we wrote to the householder, requesting that the unauthorised container be removed within 28 days.
“Despite an extension to the deadline being granted at the request of the householder, the container has still not been removed.
“The council is now considering further action, which may include serving an enforcement notice,” he said.
Coun Paul Tilsley (Lib Dem, Sheldon) said: “They have been hundreds of complaints from residents who have been lumbered with an absolute eyesore on their doorstep.
“It’s like a smack in the face when you see it. The councillors took it up with the city’s planning department straight away.
“We served the owner with an enforcement notice. I think he is quite frankly taking the mickey.”