Jimmy and Tam Wilkins of The Block joke they have become ‘real trailer trash’ after moving in a caravan – after ‘conwoman’ auction scandal left their home without a buyer
Jimmy and Tam Wilkins have revealed they are now living in a caravan after being… The Block’s first ever millionaires when they won last year’s season.
Speak with Cliffo and Gabi on Hit Queensland, the pair revealed that they had only recently received their $966,000 prize money after a fake bidder turned their win upside down.
“We only got it two months ago, so it was a huge rollercoaster of whether we would get it or whether the house would sell,” Jimmy said.
New digs: Jimmy and Tam Wilkins have revealed they now live in a caravan, having become The Block’s first-ever millionaires when they won the season last year. Both pictured
He added: “So it was a very difficult time for us mentally.”
“Nine were absolutely incredible,” Tam explained. “We’re so grateful for everything they’ve done during this whole process.”
‘We did get the money we won on auction day. They didn’t have to do that, they did it out of good will’.
Wait: Speaking to Cliffo and Gabi on Hit Queensland, the pair revealed that they’ve only recently received their $966,000 prize money after a fake bidder shook up their win
The couple explained that they have bought a new house in Pomona, Queensland, but are living in a caravan for now.
‘We I bought a house in Pomona. We currently live in our caravan because it has a tenant who has to move out,’ Jimmy explained.
He added jokingly and with a laugh: ‘Clean trailer trash!’
Betrayal: The couple’s property became entangled in an auction scandal after cybersecurity expert Emese Fajk (center) bought the house at the November auction but failed to pay for it. She was later accused of being an ‘international scammer’ with a history of falsifying bank statements
The real estate purchase comes after the reality show’s $4.2 million sale of their property failed last year.
Cybersecurity expert Emese Fajk had bought the couple’s Palm Springs-inspired home at auction in November.
She did not pay and was later accused of being an “international con man” with a history of falsifying bank statements.
During an Instagram Q&A in May, Jimmy and Tam revealed that their Melbourne home in Brighton hadn’t found a buyer yet, but that they would nevertheless receive their record-breaking $966,000 prize money.
Milestone moment: The couple explained that they have bought a new house in Pomona, Queensland, but are living in a caravan for now. Pictured is Jimmy and Tam with their daughter Frankie
In addition to their $966,000 profit from the sale of the property, the couple won the $100,000 for winning the show — bringing them a total of $1,066 million.
The sprawling four-bedroom property at Brighton’s Melbourne home was finally sold in June for $4 million.
According to The Herald Sun, the Palm Springs-inspired home was purchased by a local family.
Sold! The sprawling four-bedroom property at Brighton’s Melbourne home finally sold for $4 million in June