nytimes.com - 9 days ago
‘Tiny Home’: Affordable, Stylish — but a Bit Too Easy to Steal
A “tiny home” prototype was stolen from Canberra and driven more than 900 miles before the police recovered it.
SYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s housing affordability crisis took a strange turn this week, after a woman’s “tiny home” was stolen from her Canberra business. Less than 24 hours later, a man spotted the house — a luxurious take on a camper or caravan — in Kingaroy, northwest of Brisbane in the state of Queensland, already hundreds of miles away. After seeing Facebook posts about the missing home, the man contacted the owner, who alerted the authorities. The police discovered the house even further down the road in a storage facility near Hervey Bay, more than 1,400 kilometers, or 900 miles, from where it was stolen. A 24-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, a police spokesman confirmed. “Who steals a house?” said the home’s owner, Julie Bray.
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