A couple in Australia’s south-west is struggling to get their family home back after they sold their home and moved to Turkey.
Awning specialist Laura Waddell said they were struggling to make ends meet with little to no savings and were unsure if they would be able to afford a deposit to buy the property in December.
Ms Waddel said her family has been living in Turkey for the past year, with a daughter in university and two sons at school, and was planning on buying a house in November.
“It’s not really in my control how we’re going to be able [to] buy a house again,” Ms Wadell said.
Ms Waldell said she was worried about her finances and the uncertainty over her finances after living in Australia for years. “
We have to rely on the government and the banks to help us out.”
Ms Waldell said she was worried about her finances and the uncertainty over her finances after living in Australia for years.
“When we left Australia, we were very well off,” Ms Darnell said, adding they had bought their first home in 2014 and she had also owned a property for 20 years.
She said the family had struggled to find housing in Turkey because of rising rents and other factors, and the lack of affordable housing in the country.
“The government is just so broken,” Ms Tindell said of the country’s housing crisis.
“People are having to move away from places that are cheaper.”
Ms Dernell said her parents had struggled financially, but said she and her siblings had managed to save for the future.
“They’re going through the ups and downs, but we’re definitely doing OK,” she said.
Ms Dangels son and Ms Waddleell’s daughter are also studying to be teachers.
Ms Tinkert said the move to Istanbul meant they could buy their own house.
“If we didn’t have the money we needed to buy it, we’d probably have to take a different path,” she told the ABC.
“This will be a nice place to live, a nice job, a comfortable place to raise our family.”
The family has bought the property for $3.1 million (US$2.6 million) and Ms Dennell said their family would be staying for at least a year, and they would need to move out by December.
“Our house is a bit expensive, it’s not quite what we thought it would be, but that’s the nature of the beast,” she explained.
Ms Wagenell said there was a strong local community in the area and the family was excited about their future.