The collapse of holiday company Staycation UK has left thousands of Brits stranded in lounges, gardens and conservatories throughout the country.
Brenda Nolan,46,from Dudley, said she and her family of four have been stranded for two days on a friend's sofa in Walsall.
'Instead of holidaying in Lanzarote,' she said, 'we booked through Staycation to have a nice lounge weekend with Janice and Bert, but now we're expected to get home under our own steam. The government encouraged folk to take Staycation holidays, so it should foot the bill to get us home instead of leaving us stranded like this.'
Audrey and Norman Bentley from Cheltenham say they feel like prisoners in Jill and Roy Mason's conservatory in Bath.
'We came on a Staycation holiday to Jill's DIY spa weekend, but now the company's gone out of business we can't go on to the next leg of our holiday, touring a friend's garden in Bristol,' Mrs Bentley said. 'We're bitterly disappointed and wouldn't dream of staying at home again.'
Zoe Brent, who booked a week's Staycation camping holiday for her three young children in a neighbour's back garden, says she's determined to sit it out until Staycation arranges to get them home.
'I know it's just next door so I suppose we could walk, but it wouldn't seem like a proper holiday if we did that,' she said.
And Linda Wilson who paid for a Staycation pizza cookery break at her mother-in-law's spacious kitchen in North Wales, is so unhappy with Staycation she's contacted the British Embassy in Italy.
Angry Staycation holidaymakers who have telephoned the Staycation helpline claim they get a recorded message telling them to call back in a fortnight's time when Staycation's owners return from their annual vacation in Corfu.