Wellington has a housing crisis, and it’s hurting the people who live here. Decades of inaction mean house prices and rents are out of control, while badly maintained properties rot from underneath us. People are being priced out of the city, spending hours each day commuting while the city sprawls and our emissions rise.

80% of our city Councillors own their own homes. They don't know what it’s like to be a renter here, so we need to show them! Think you’re living in Wellington’s mouldiest flat? Prove it. It rained in your bedroom once? Tell us! Lived in a bedroom that was actually the laundry? We want to see a picture. 

We want to see your nastiest flats, hear your wildest stories, and make the council do something about the housing crisis. 


If you’re so unfortunate to be living in, or have lived in Wellington’s shittiest flat (within the last 5 years), and are chosen as the winner of this competition, you will receive a cash prize of the current median weekly rent in Wellington ($610 as of April 2021). There will also be some spot prizes up for grabs!

My house barely qualifies as a home! How can I enter?

Answer a few questions and submit your photo(s) to us by completing the form below. Make sure you have read and agree to the Competition Terms and Conditions.

Submissions close 21 June 2021. 

If you’re chosen as the winner, we’ll email you to let you know in late June so keep an eye on your inbox! Once we have let the winner know and they have accepted their prize, we’ll share the winning entry with the media and over social media. Your name and contact details will be kept confidential.

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