A charity boss was shocked to discover his garage had been turned into thieves hideaway and used to stash away their stolen goods.
Steve Wood, who set up Hyndburn Stray Dogs in Need in Rishton, said he had 'never seen anything like it' in 30 years he has owned the garage.
A video of the garage showing the stolen items was taken by Mr Wood and posted on the internet.
The building off Norden View is used by Mr Wood's grandson and his friends as a weekend den but had not been visited since last month.
The family checked on the garage last week and were amazed to discover it had been turned into a liveable room with bedding, curtains, cutlery and food.
Stolen items were also found including an industrial drill, a circular saw, strimmers, a rotivator and a steamer.
Mr Wood said: “Someone had obviously been living there as there was a pan with some eggs in it and they had put a curtain up.
“There was other things there as well that must have been burgled from somewhere.
“I have lived here for 30 years and never seen anything like this. We have not even had mild vandalism.
“The garage is just on the outskirts of Rishton and it's very private which is why I suppose who were living there chose it. It would have been a pretty grim place to live apart from it being dry.”
A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said officers visited the garage to catalogue the stolen equipment and are now trying to return them to their rightful owners.
Anyone with information should call Lancashire Police on 101.