More and more people are living in vans in Bristol but what's it like?
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Living in a van on a Bristol street

In September, Tom Bates bought his first home - a £550 van in St Werberghs in Bristol.

The 19-year-old, who works at a nearby climbing centre, does not have a driving licence but as long as his van is taxed and insured he is allowed to live in it.

There are around 68 van-dwellers who have made the city's streets their home, according to the city council.

But three months on, what has van life been like for Tom?

You can see this story in full on BBC Inside Out West at 19:30 GMT on Monday 12 February on BBC One, or via iPlayer for 30 days afterwards.

  • 10 Feb 2018