After completing some work on his laptop while soaking in the hot tub, he walks down the spiral staircase, under the hanging chandelier and into the pool room for some 'down time'.
No, this is not a day-in-the-life of someone living a playboy lifestyle, or even a member of the 'one per cent'. In fact, it is the life of one of the many students in the University of California, Merced, who are living in luxury mansions for as little as $200 a month.
Merced, in the centre of the San Joaquin valley, was one of the hardest hit by home foreclosures and the city of 79,000 is ranked third nationally in metropolitan-area home foreclosures.
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