Shipping containers offered as homes by Forest YMCA

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Young homeless people in east London could soon be living in converted shipping containers as part of plans to help them save up for permanent homes.

The containers, which cost £20,000 each, will see residents pay 30% of the minimum wage - about £75 per week.

They have a bed, television, small kitchen and a toilet and shower.

Tim Pain, from Forest YMCA, said he hoped the temporary accommodation would act as a "stepping stone" for young people moving towards independent living, while Kino Hines said he would like to live in one as he could not afford to rent in London.

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