Brecon residents have long enjoyed holiday homes built in their backyards.
But many are turning to construction to fund their holidays.
And some are building holiday homes in front of the houses.
Some Breconites have even gone so far as to install Christmas lights inside their homes, but the homes are still being sold to people looking to pay more than $1,000 per week for the privilege of living in their own holiday home.
Some of these Breconers are taking advantage of a loophole in the state’s construction laws.
If a building owner signs a lease for a holiday home, they’re supposed to make sure that it’s done in accordance with the code.
But some builders are not complying with that rule, and are charging more for the right to build a holiday house.
This week, we talked to some Brecon builders about the loophole and the way it’s affecting their businesses.
We spoke to John Hargrove, who operates the Brecon Christmas Home, and his wife, Debbie.
We asked them how they would like to see Brecon become more like New York City, which has been able to build large holiday homes that attract thousands of people every year.
We also asked them about the challenges of selling holiday homes on Brecon’s main thoroughfare, where they have to build and pay thousands of dollars per year to build the holiday homes.
We’ll keep you updated on this story as it develops.