Housing has been so difficult for us and all of our friends – Airbnb’s really taken off up here, which we understand, but everything’s been bought up for second homes.
We used to find hotel work with accommodation, but we’d lose our jobs when the season came to an end and with it our accommodation. We were homeless and on a campsite before finding a caravan for a year, but the pipes would freeze and it was a horrendous winter.
Friends then took us in, until Communities Housing Trust supported us with their rent-to-buy scheme. It’s been an absolute game-changer.