With soaring house prices it can be hard to get a foot on the ladder, or even afford to rent a place.
But instead of asking the council for help - Craig Farmer from East Hendred in Oxfordshire came up with a unique solution.
Now though his unusual living arrangements could be facing an uncertain future as Kate Bunkall explains.
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A dull and damp start but it will become drier and brighter from the north this afternoon but stay cold and windy.
A damp and cold night ahead. Valentine's Day will start cloudy but become brighter in the afternoon. Risk of showers along the Kent coast.
Cold and damp tonight with outbreaks of rain. A cold and dull start to Valentine's Day but becoming drier and brighter by the afternoon.