I can never be homeless

Haggerston, February 2016 (audio 02:45)

Rainbow and Jana met nine years ago while living on the streets. A narrowboat provides them with temporary shelter.

 

 

 

Proud of living here

Walworth, February 2016 (audio 02:53)

The demolition and so-called regeneration of The Aylesbury Estate means Carol must leave her home of 46 years.

 

 

 

Where we could make good memories

Wandsworth, October 2016 (audio 02:12)

Sommer’s recently renovated family home has a cinema, a gym and a bar, and doubles as a place of business where she holds creative workshops.

 

 

 

Off home

Goodmayes, December 2016 (audio 04:27)

Imran & Farina live in a semi-detached 1930’s house with their two children, close to Imran’s takeaway fast food restaurant.

 

 

 

Fix it

Tottenham Hale, April 2016 (audio 03:25)

Eugen, a construction worker, built a shack on a patch of waste ground out of discarded materials.

 

 

 

All I want is a room somewhere

Leytonstone, September 2016 (audio 02:50)

Nizar, Fatemi and their two daughters live with and care for Pat, who has dementia.

 

 

 

How lucky am I?

Westminster, April 2016 (audio 02:33)

Debs has been house-sitting for friends for eight months in central London, having lived in her previous flat for 12 years.

 

 

 

Dreamland

Brentford, March 2016 (audio 02:27)

Stewart has lived on London’s canals for most of his life, working as a mechanic specialising in vintage narrowboat engines.

 

 

 

Love to buy

Barbican, November 2016 (audio 01:50)

Anton and his partner have lived in a one bedroom apartment in The Barbican since 2012.

 

 

 

Staring out a big window

Tulse Hill, January 2017 (audio 01:49)

Diggz lives alone in a converted Georgian flat. He is banned from many of the newly gentrified bars and cafes in his neighbourhood.

 

 

 

Living in a jewel

Strawberry Hill, January 2017 (audio 02:22)

Nick is resident director of Strawberry Hill, an extravagant Gothic Revival villa built from 1749 by Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford.

 

 

 

Creative space

Buckhurst Hill, January 2017 (audio 02:48)

Isatu quit her city job and started a fashion label from the living room of her terraced house, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

 

 

 

Fun

Holland Park, February 2017 (audio 02:24)

Architects Claire & Ian’s house has a dance floor, a fish pond, a waterfall and its own solar panels and water recycling facilities.

 

 

 

Spaces in society

Lower Clapton, May 2016 (audio 02:28)

Jacob and his housemates are preparing to move out of the Georgian terrace house they have been squatting since 2013.

 

 

 

Mobile home

Soho, February 2017 (audio 03:20)

PhD student Weiyin is experimenting staying in a converted rickshaw that she rides for work, as research into future typologies of housing.

 

 

 

Love at first sight

Kensington, December 2016 (audio 02:46)

Tom lives in Clementi House, once the London home of Muzio Clementi (1752-1832); pianist, composer and ‘Father of the Pianoforte’.

 

 

 

Nobody here

Waterloo, October 2016 (audio 02:44)

Jimmy was one of the original residents of the so-called ‘Cardboard City’ in the Waterloo Bullring in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

 

 

 

Small town man

Kentish Town, May 2016 (audio 02:34)

Alex came to London in 2009 to work as a musician, and has been lodging in a room in a Georgian terrace house since then.

 

 

 

Gone within 24 hours

Greenwich, November 2016 (audio 03:48)

Mike lives alone in a single bedroom flat in a modern development, following a period of homelessness.

 

 

 

Who's going to sleep?

Catford, March 2017 (audio 02:40)

Amina, a paediatric nurse, her husband and their four young children live in a small one bedroom flat.

 

 

 

Attached to this place

Neasden, January 2017 (audio 02:11)

Sadhu Yogvivekdas is one of 18 monks living inside the Neasden Temple, Europe’s first traditional Hindu stone temple.

 

 

 

All round me

Barnes, June 2016 (audio 02:56)

Mary has lived in the same house for 52 years. Her bedroom doubles as a studio for her printmaking.

 

 

 

A little help

St John's Wood, May 2016 (audio 02:51)

Debora lives with Mrs Haar, and provides her with support and companionship, as part of a homeshare scheme.

 

 

 

Wow

Surbiton, November 2016 (audio 03:17)

Katie, who is originally from a small town in Poland, shares a two bedroom flat with a friend.

 

 

 

Disgusting

Belgravia, January 2017 (audio 02:55)

Jessica, and the Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians (ANAL), are squatting a £15m mansion on Eaton Square.

 

 

 

By the way

Streatham, December 2016 (audio 01:26)

Alex is just about to move out of a van he has been living in for the last 18 months, as a way of saving money to go travelling.

 

 

 

Connecting with people

Camden Town, November 2016 (audio 01:37)

Filmmaker and artist Alice rents a room in a shared house with friends. She lives with schizophrenia.

 

 

 

Warm

Mitcham, November 2016 (audio 02:55)

AJ lives in a prefabricated modular apartment block called Y:Cube, recently created by YMCA for single people in housing need.

 

 

 

Uncomfortable

Tottenham, May 2016 (audio 02:15)

Patricia, Tom & Nicki are attempting to live without using money. They have squatted a derelict nursery, closed due to funding cuts.

 

 

 

Rolling Stones

Maida Vale, November 2016 (audio 02:38)

Rex is moving into a new room, that he will rent from a major London property guardian company.

 

 

 

Experiment

Dollis Hill, December 2016 (audio 03:13)

Nick moved out of his house and into a car, and later a van, to enable him to devote his life to playing the guitar.

 

 

 

Environment that I can control

Norbury, February 2017 (audio 02:44)

Nyasha and Sabelo live in a first floor, two-bedroom flat, and are expecting their third child.

 

 

 

A great view

Finsbury Park, January 2017 (audio 02:56)

Andrew, a professional chef, lives independently in an inclusive accessible housing scheme.

 

 

 

A family breakfast

St. Luke's, July 2016 (audio 02:20)

Alicia, David and their children live on a housing estate comprised of council tenants and private owners, just outside The City.

 

 

 

Living in a castle

Aldgate, April 2017 (audio 02:53)

Clive and his partner Sheena live inside The Tower of London. The Yeoman Warders have guarded The Tower for over 500 years.

 

 

 

Organic being

Bow, January 2016 (audio 02:27)

Jack is in his second year of living on his narrowboat. A “continuous cruiser”, he has no permanent mooring and so stays on the move.

 

 

 

My time, my energy

Walthamstow, February 2016 (audio 02:32)

John led a community self-build project with a housing association, helping to construct brand new homes they could afford to rent.

 

 

 

Cleaner

SURBITON, November 2016 (audio 02:40)

For the last two years John has lived in a YMCA hostel following his release from prison.

 

 

 

Cashing in

Shoreditch, October 2016 (audio 02:56)

Frank squatted the headquarters of the guardianship company Camelot, after what protesters called “The Battle of Camelot”.

 

 

 

Hold On

WALWORTH, February 2016 (audio 02:41) 

Linda returned to London with her two sons to fight for custody after her marriage broke down.

I can never be homeless
Proud of living here
Where we could make good memories
Off home
Fix it
All I want is a room somewhere
How lucky am I?
Dreamland
Love to buy
Staring out a big window
Living in a jewel
Creative space
Fun
Spaces in society
Mobile home
Love at first sight
Nobody here
Small town man
Gone within 24 hours
Who's going to sleep?
Attached to this place
All round me
A little help
Wow
Disgusting
By the way
Connecting with people
Warm
Uncomfortable
Rolling Stones
Experiment
Environment that I can control
A great view
A family breakfast
Living in a castle
Organic being
My time, my energy
Cleaner
Cashing in
Hold On
I can never be homeless

Haggerston, February 2016 (audio 02:45)

Rainbow and Jana met nine years ago while living on the streets. A narrowboat provides them with temporary shelter.

 

 

 

Proud of living here

Walworth, February 2016 (audio 02:53)

The demolition and so-called regeneration of The Aylesbury Estate means Carol must leave her home of 46 years.

 

 

 

Where we could make good memories

Wandsworth, October 2016 (audio 02:12)

Sommer’s recently renovated family home has a cinema, a gym and a bar, and doubles as a place of business where she holds creative workshops.

 

 

 

Off home

Goodmayes, December 2016 (audio 04:27)

Imran & Farina live in a semi-detached 1930’s house with their two children, close to Imran’s takeaway fast food restaurant.

 

 

 

Fix it

Tottenham Hale, April 2016 (audio 03:25)

Eugen, a construction worker, built a shack on a patch of waste ground out of discarded materials.

 

 

 

All I want is a room somewhere

Leytonstone, September 2016 (audio 02:50)

Nizar, Fatemi and their two daughters live with and care for Pat, who has dementia.

 

 

 

How lucky am I?

Westminster, April 2016 (audio 02:33)

Debs has been house-sitting for friends for eight months in central London, having lived in her previous flat for 12 years.

 

 

 

Dreamland

Brentford, March 2016 (audio 02:27)

Stewart has lived on London’s canals for most of his life, working as a mechanic specialising in vintage narrowboat engines.

 

 

 

Love to buy

Barbican, November 2016 (audio 01:50)

Anton and his partner have lived in a one bedroom apartment in The Barbican since 2012.

 

 

 

Staring out a big window

Tulse Hill, January 2017 (audio 01:49)

Diggz lives alone in a converted Georgian flat. He is banned from many of the newly gentrified bars and cafes in his neighbourhood.

 

 

 

Living in a jewel

Strawberry Hill, January 2017 (audio 02:22)

Nick is resident director of Strawberry Hill, an extravagant Gothic Revival villa built from 1749 by Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford.

 

 

 

Creative space

Buckhurst Hill, January 2017 (audio 02:48)

Isatu quit her city job and started a fashion label from the living room of her terraced house, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

 

 

 

Fun

Holland Park, February 2017 (audio 02:24)

Architects Claire & Ian’s house has a dance floor, a fish pond, a waterfall and its own solar panels and water recycling facilities.

 

 

 

Spaces in society

Lower Clapton, May 2016 (audio 02:28)

Jacob and his housemates are preparing to move out of the Georgian terrace house they have been squatting since 2013.

 

 

 

Mobile home

Soho, February 2017 (audio 03:20)

PhD student Weiyin is experimenting staying in a converted rickshaw that she rides for work, as research into future typologies of housing.

 

 

 

Love at first sight

Kensington, December 2016 (audio 02:46)

Tom lives in Clementi House, once the London home of Muzio Clementi (1752-1832); pianist, composer and ‘Father of the Pianoforte’.

 

 

 

Nobody here

Waterloo, October 2016 (audio 02:44)

Jimmy was one of the original residents of the so-called ‘Cardboard City’ in the Waterloo Bullring in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

 

 

 

Small town man

Kentish Town, May 2016 (audio 02:34)

Alex came to London in 2009 to work as a musician, and has been lodging in a room in a Georgian terrace house since then.

 

 

 

Gone within 24 hours

Greenwich, November 2016 (audio 03:48)

Mike lives alone in a single bedroom flat in a modern development, following a period of homelessness.

 

 

 

Who's going to sleep?

Catford, March 2017 (audio 02:40)

Amina, a paediatric nurse, her husband and their four young children live in a small one bedroom flat.

 

 

 

Attached to this place

Neasden, January 2017 (audio 02:11)

Sadhu Yogvivekdas is one of 18 monks living inside the Neasden Temple, Europe’s first traditional Hindu stone temple.

 

 

 

All round me

Barnes, June 2016 (audio 02:56)

Mary has lived in the same house for 52 years. Her bedroom doubles as a studio for her printmaking.

 

 

 

A little help

St John's Wood, May 2016 (audio 02:51)

Debora lives with Mrs Haar, and provides her with support and companionship, as part of a homeshare scheme.

 

 

 

Wow

Surbiton, November 2016 (audio 03:17)

Katie, who is originally from a small town in Poland, shares a two bedroom flat with a friend.

 

 

 

Disgusting

Belgravia, January 2017 (audio 02:55)

Jessica, and the Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians (ANAL), are squatting a £15m mansion on Eaton Square.

 

 

 

By the way

Streatham, December 2016 (audio 01:26)

Alex is just about to move out of a van he has been living in for the last 18 months, as a way of saving money to go travelling.

 

 

 

Connecting with people

Camden Town, November 2016 (audio 01:37)

Filmmaker and artist Alice rents a room in a shared house with friends. She lives with schizophrenia.

 

 

 

Warm

Mitcham, November 2016 (audio 02:55)

AJ lives in a prefabricated modular apartment block called Y:Cube, recently created by YMCA for single people in housing need.

 

 

 

Uncomfortable

Tottenham, May 2016 (audio 02:15)

Patricia, Tom & Nicki are attempting to live without using money. They have squatted a derelict nursery, closed due to funding cuts.

 

 

 

Rolling Stones

Maida Vale, November 2016 (audio 02:38)

Rex is moving into a new room, that he will rent from a major London property guardian company.

 

 

 

Experiment

Dollis Hill, December 2016 (audio 03:13)

Nick moved out of his house and into a car, and later a van, to enable him to devote his life to playing the guitar.

 

 

 

Environment that I can control

Norbury, February 2017 (audio 02:44)

Nyasha and Sabelo live in a first floor, two-bedroom flat, and are expecting their third child.

 

 

 

A great view

Finsbury Park, January 2017 (audio 02:56)

Andrew, a professional chef, lives independently in an inclusive accessible housing scheme.

 

 

 

A family breakfast

St. Luke's, July 2016 (audio 02:20)

Alicia, David and their children live on a housing estate comprised of council tenants and private owners, just outside The City.

 

 

 

Living in a castle

Aldgate, April 2017 (audio 02:53)

Clive and his partner Sheena live inside The Tower of London. The Yeoman Warders have guarded The Tower for over 500 years.

 

 

 

Organic being

Bow, January 2016 (audio 02:27)

Jack is in his second year of living on his narrowboat. A “continuous cruiser”, he has no permanent mooring and so stays on the move.

 

 

 

My time, my energy

Walthamstow, February 2016 (audio 02:32)

John led a community self-build project with a housing association, helping to construct brand new homes they could afford to rent.

 

 

 

Cleaner

SURBITON, November 2016 (audio 02:40)

For the last two years John has lived in a YMCA hostel following his release from prison.

 

 

 

Cashing in

Shoreditch, October 2016 (audio 02:56)

Frank squatted the headquarters of the guardianship company Camelot, after what protesters called “The Battle of Camelot”.

 

 

 

Hold On

WALWORTH, February 2016 (audio 02:41) 

Linda returned to London with her two sons to fight for custody after her marriage broke down.

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