Artist Richard Woods has brought vibrant colour and a potent message about the housing crisis to Folkestone. The installation, entitled Holiday Home, consists of a series of six vibrant, graphic bungalows installed in unusual locations, including on the beach and on a floating platform in the harbour.

The piece is part of this year’s Folkestone Triennial which runs until 5 November. Woods hopes the installation will highlight a big contributor to the housing crisis – that many people in the UK have more than one home, some as many as ten, while others have nowhere to live.

London-based artist Richard Woods came up with the idea during an earlier visit to the Kent town, when he was handed a flyer that revealed how many residences were being transformed into holiday rental properties.

“The paper was a flyer from an estate agent asking me if I wanted to sell my house, as top prices were being paid by people moving into the area that wanted a holiday home,” explained Richard Woods.

“The idea of local residents being asked to sell up their houses led me to start thinking about the broader issues of home ownership, about where would be a great place to have a holiday home in Folkestone and where wouldn’t,” he said. “It also led me to think about the ideas of multiple-home ownership.”

The Folkestone Triennial 2017 opened on 2 September and runs till 5 November 2017. It also features the work of artists including Antony Gormley, David Shrigley and Michael Craig-Martin.