‘I was sleeping in laybys’: the people who have spent the pandemic living in vans | Curio

‘I was sleeping in laybys’: the people who have spent the pandemic living in vans

30 mins | Jun 1, 2021

Are they symbols of resistance or a housing crisis? Living in a van can represent many different things. For some, it’s an aspirational way of life, and for others, it's a humiliation. The number of homeless people living in vans has doubled over recent years as houses become increasingly unaffordable. Simon Hattenstone and Daniel Lavelle discover the stories of several British van dwellers and reveal how proposed legislation is about to make life much harder for them.

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