Adam’s hand-built throne reveals life in social housing might be ‘superior’, however discovering a house nonetheless problematic


They are saying your own home is your fortress, however Adam Pippos stands out as the solely social housing tenant in Australia to sit down on a throne.

He lives close to the western suburbs of the Gold Coast — an space with the second-lowest emptiness charge in Queensland and the place rents have jumped 23.3 per cent in 12 months, in accordance with an evaluation by nationwide housing marketing campaign All people’s Residence.

After a critical again damage pressured Mr Pippos onto a incapacity pension, he floated between short-term lodging for 2 years.

Whereas there are round 3,100 purposes for social housing on the Gold Coast, Mr Pippos managed to safe a house with sufficient house for his woodcarving ardour.

“A block of wooden, you’ll be able to flip it into no matter you need, there aren’t any limits,” he stated.

However he is one of many fortunate ones, with housing advocates involved that even folks with full-time work are being pressured to maneuver into caravan parks or pitch tents in backyards.

A man smiling while touching forehead and sitting on a wooden carved throne.
Adam Pippos says folks in social housing shouldn’t neglect ‘that life is meant to superior and thrilling’.(ABC Gold Coast: Dominic Cansdale)

Housing as an ‘important service’

Group Housing Restricted manages 11,000 social and reasonably priced properties throughout Australia.

“We’re getting increasingly inquiries now for housing from people who find themselves working full-time however cannot afford non-public rental,” spokesperson Cathy Beadnall stated.



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