January 7, 2024
TENT CITY: The popularity of beach cabanas in Australia comes amid growing awareness of sun safety.
But now the open air tents are being touted as a solution to the escalating housing crisis.
Waverley Council in Sydney’s east has today announced a new initiative: renting out cabanas on Bondi Beach for a modest $250 per night.
“This is affordable beachfront living,” says Waverley Council Mayor Geoff Franks.
“You can have your very own slice of Australia’s most popular beach at a reasonable price, and you can stay in your cabana during the day.”
With Sydney housing prices continuing to skyrocket, many renters have jumped at Waverley Council’s offer.
“$250 a night is actually not a bad deal for a cabana on Bondi Beach,” one man told DBT.
“I’ve got water views and it’s close to showers, shops and other amenities.”
“And now I don’t have to spend my entire weekends looking for somewhere to live.”