Why you should never rent a cairn in the middle of a fire
When the fire started in a cinderblock cairndown in the suburbs of Adelaide on Thursday morning, it left some people wondering what they could do with the space they had just occupied.
But, as the ABC reports, the house is in fact one of the first in a series of small developments that have sprung up around the city in recent years.
“It was really a blessing to have this space,” one woman who lives on the block told the ABC.
“The cairncowns are all new,” she said.
“They’ve got all the things we needed and that was the good thing.”
We don’t need a lot of space and that’s good for me because I want to stay in the house.
“If you can make the space bigger, you can’t go home.”
The house has been on the market for a couple of months, and the owner is now trying to find a buyer, but with a price tag of more than $400,000, there is little hope of success.
“This is the property that we’re trying to buy and it’s going to cost about $400k, but I want it to be a little bigger, to make it a little more beautiful and have a little bit more character,” the owner said.
While the owner has been saving up for the move, they are still concerned about the damage they have done.
“I think we need to protect the cairnbowns, because there’s a lot that could have been done to improve it,” he said.