How a ‘perfect storm’ of COVID-19, influencers and Airbnb created Byron Bay’s housing crisis

Sydney Morning Herald – 

Tiny homes and a community land trust are being touted as solutions to Byron Bay’s housing affordability crisis, which has been blamed on social media influencers, NIMBY activists and a lack of social housing.

Short-term holiday rentals and the COVID-19 crisis have also fuelled what Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson called “a perfect storm of conditions”.

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