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Three generations under one roof.

Three generations under one roof.

Could moving three generations of the same family into a specially-adapted home be a solution to the UK's housing crisis? The Victoria Derbyshire programme met a family who have been taking part in an experiment in Kent.

"It's really nice, because we've got quite a small family, so it's nice to see each other all the time," says trainee chef Dan Cotter.

The 18-year-old lives with his mum, her partner, his sister, niece and uncle in a specially-converted home in the seaside town of Margate.

It is an unusual set-up, pioneered by Kent County Council - which bought the run-down former hotel for £150,000 - and Thanet District Council, as part of a regeneration scheme in one of the most socially-deprived areas in the UK.

Almost £1m was spent converting it into a home appropriate for multi-generational living. Situated over five floors, it has three kitchens, five bathrooms and seven bedrooms.

The Cotters previously lived in three separate homes around the town.

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