It is almost a rite of passage to move out of your home and live away for a while. As soon as school gets over, teenagers are faced with the choice of either staying with their parents, or moving away to a different city or country for their studies. This is usually everyone's first experience of living away from home, and it can be cocktail of emotions. It is both scary and liberating living life on your own.

We spoke to some people and they shared their stories and experiences of living in their home away from home.

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