HOUSE SIT­TING

The Courier-Mail - Property - - REALESTATE NEWS - JES­SICA SCHREMMER

BRIS­BANE res­i­dents are seek­ing out al­ter­na­tive hous­ing to save money, as Bris­bane’s house prices rise to six times the av­er­age in­come.

Re­sults of this year’s De­mographia In­ter­na­tional Hous­ing Af­ford­abil­ity Sur­vey found Bris­bane is se­verely un­af­ford­able.

Young cou­ple Char­lotte Woff and Charles Hux­ley ( pictured left) are house sit­ting to save on rent in the hope that they will be able to buy their own first house by the end of the year.

Both are young pro­fes­sion­als; Ms Woff works in event man­age­ment and Mr Hux­ley is a phys­io­ther­a­pist.

“Rent in Bris­bane is very high, so it is dif­fi­cult to do both, pay rent and save money for our own house,” Mr Hux­ley said.

Min­da­home co-founder Sue Coombs es­tab­lished the web­site min­da­home.com.au to con­nect house

House 4 bed­rooms 2 bath­rooms 2 garage spa­ces $650,000 Land 665sq m

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