The real life … or just fantasy? How coronavirus sparked a cottagecore revolution

Posted by on May 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Categories: Global Stories

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It was bang in the middle of the pandemic and Elfy Scott lived “in a dank house” in Sydney’s inner west with housemates. “We were locked down and having to look at those same four mouldy walls,” she says.

The lease was coming to an end, and Scott, 27, and her partner were planning their next move – to Bondi where rentals were about $600 to $700 a week. 

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