For a man named only as "DS", a plywood box in the storeroom of a liquor store was the place he called home.

According to a Tenancy Tribunal ruling seen by Stuff, that was his place of residence for months.

"This room was essentially a plywood box. It contained a bed and a shelf," the ruling said.

"I am satisfied on the balance of probabilities that DS was living at the [liquor store] during the time of his employment."

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