"It does put a whole stop on your life. You can't plan anything. Everything comes back to: well, we don't know where we're going to be living. My children don't know where they're going to go to college. My youngest son, do you put him into nursery, do you not? I can't start back at work."
In the village, banners outside the local school show it has spaces - she says it used to be oversubscribed but now struggles with numbers "which kind of gives you an indication as well into how the community's being affected, not just me".
"There's a real fear in the area at the moment if you're renting. One of my friends the other day she got a phone call from her estate agent and she felt like crying instantly; she thought: 'Oh, that's it, it's going to be sold, it's going to be converted into a second home or a holiday let'."
"We understand that people want to move to the area, that people are wanting to have holidays, especially being locked up after Covid. But there's got to be a balance and I think it's more important for people to be able to have their first home."
"There are many benefits to having more accommodation provision in the UK. It's good for our tourism industry that there's a variety of accommodation offers but it can come with a downside as well so we want to get the right balance," he said.
"A bad situation has become entirely disastrous," he said in a debate earlier this year, adding that the cost of an average home in his constituency, which includes parts of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, was now around 11 times the average wage.