Thursday, March 05, 2015

Harry Potter and the Question of Insurance

Ever wonder how much the Weasleys home known as the Burrows would be worth? Adrian Flux analyzed how several famous homes would fare on the market. Take a look at this interesting information below, and for details on other famous homes outside of the wizarding world.
It might look a little ramshackle, both inside and out, but The Burrow was once a home-away-from-home for Harry Potter and even played an important role in the wizarding war as a headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix.

Though Ron might have dismissed his family pad when Harry first visited, stating modestly that “it’s not much, but it’s home”, the magically-supported seven-storey tower was said to be one of the warmest and most welcoming places Harry ever stayed.

Built up and added to over decades, The Burrow was a mix of styles and materials, frequently mocked for more closely resembling a treehouse than a family home, proving it really is what’s on the inside that counts.

When UK-based insurance broker Adrian Flux started to look into how much it would cost to insure our favourite fictional homes, The Burrow was an obvious choice – unusual construction, business use (if you count The Order) and an enormous number of guests and visitors, especially at the wedding, making it a unique risk.

After rereading the books and watching the films over and over again (just for research, obviously) Adrian Flux has estimated how much it would cost to insure The Burrow.
As well as examining the risks facing The Burrow and its inhabitants, Adrian Flux also looked into nine other famous fictional homes. From Sherlock’s Baker Street pad to Spongebob’s underwater pineapple, click here to view the full list.

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