Rachel Roberts says she's really looking forward to moving into her £1 house in Stoke-on-Trent.
The 31-year-old graphic designer got to see inside her new home on Rutland Road in the Cobridge area of the city for the first time today.
But she explained that part of the deal to get the house for just £1, is to have a proactive role in building the community spirit, as well as a new home for herself.
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