What Millennials Do When They Can’t Buy A House


“I live about 20 kilometres west of Nowra on the Shoalhaven River in a place called Barringella,” says Molly Lasker, 27, a full-time research student. “My partner Al and I live in a tiny house on my parent’s property, where I grew up. “In 2019 we quit our jobs to go travelling; a week after we got back, the country went into lockdown and we moved into the house. Our priorities shifted during this time. We became more insular and enjoyed a slower lifestyle. Cities are often heralded as the bastions of creativity, but I’ve found living in a regional area to be incredibly inspiring. Lockdown showed us that living down here might be a better idea long-term."

“The fact that we may never own our own home hit us this year, when we were finally ready to start looking,” says Zena Chamas, 35, a journalist from Melbourne. “We’ll probably try to keep adding to the deposit, but eventually we’d like to travel, so if we don’t end up buying a home, we’ll take our little bub around the world or invest in a business – my husband has always wanted to open a restaurant.”

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Read more about why some millennials are ditching the Australian Dream at PRIMER.

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