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BEHIND THE SCENES: 'Van life': An unconventional housing solution that works

Faced with increasingly difficult rental situations, an Orillia woman has found a workaround

Since the final day of 2019, Valerie Verhey has been living in her cube van, which she has converted into a tiny apartment on wheels that boasts an array of amenities.

Although Verhey does not view “van life” as a permanent solution to the housing crisis, it has helped her, at least, escape a string of increasingly untenable rental situations.

OrilliaMatters reporter Greg McGrath-Goudie recently went behind the scenes with Scott Sexsmith to tell us more about Valerie's story and situation.

Behind the Scenes is a feature that takes you deeper into the story by the reporter who covered it. To watch previous episodes of Behind the Scenes click here.