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Boxes a sign of the times

Wednesday 27 Feb 2013 7:37 p.m.

If ever you want evidence that there is a housing crisis look no further than the hundreds of backyards that now have sleepouts.

Families that can't afford bigger homes spill out into sleep outs and garages, or even portable boxes.

Cheap rental box like cabins with power but no plumbing.

 It's only a temporary solution but they're cheap, and they're easing the stress for many families.

They're also very small.

But with accommodation costs so high in our main cities, they're a sign of times.

Watch the video to see the story by Whena Owen.

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