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At first, Tom’s two young sons saw setting up home in a large metal box as an adventure. Forced to leave their home in the north of England because of a family breakdown, the three had loaded their possessions into a van and headed to north Wales, Tom’s place of birth.

They could find nowhere to stay so Tom (not his real name) put their few bits of furniture into a storage container in a yard in Denbighshire. And then, seeing no other option, moved himself and his two sons, both under 12, into it. “I found a container to put the furniture in while I tried to find somewhere for me and the boys,” he said.

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