Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Goodna'sopenhome

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Goodna'sopenhome

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Byline: CHRIS GARRY chris.garry@qt.com.au

THE Kunst family have become much closer since January's flood, but it's hard not to when your bedrooms have no walls.

The three-bedroom Goodna home of Allan Kunst, his wife and son-in-law was swallowed on January 12.

With nowhere else to go and no insurance payout, the family has been forced to live in their shell of a home that has no walls on the inside.

They are on the verge of finally getting their kitchen rebuilt, but have had to eat in their garage and have barbecues every night for the past five months.

aIt's okay, you get used to it,a Mr Kunst said.

aThere's not much choice for us but we had insulation put back into the ceiling before winter came so that was lucky.

aThe Ipswich City Council is helping us out with a new kitchen which will be nice.

aEven though our insurer denied our claim, we have had to stay with them because no else would offer us insurance.a

Mr Kunst lives on Enid St, in-between the Western Spirit FC and the caravan park. …

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