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Jimmy and Tam Wilkins joke that they’ve become ‘proper trailer trash’ after moving into a caravan

The Block’s Jimmy and Tam Wilkins joke they’ve become ‘proper trailer trash’ after moving into a caravan – after ‘conwoman’ auction scandal left their house without a buyer


Jimmy and Tam Wilkins have revealed that they are now living in a caravan, after becoming The Block’s first ever millionaires when they won last year’s season. 

Speaking to Cliffo and Gabi on Hit Queensland, the pair revealed they only received their $966,000 prize money recently, after a fake bidder threw their win into turmoil.   

‘We only just got it about two months ago, so it was a massive roller coaster of whether we are going to get it, whether the house was going to sell,’ Jimmy said. 

New digs: Jimmy and Tam Wilkins have revealed that they are now living in a caravan, after becoming The Block’s first ever millionaires when they won last year’s season. Both pictured 

He added: ‘So it was a very hard time for us mentally.’

‘Nine were absolutely incredible,’ Tam explained. ‘We are so grateful for everything they have done through this whole process’.  

‘We did get the money that 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 they only received their $966,000 prize money recently, after a fake bidder threw their win into turmoil

Wait: Speaking to Cliffo and Gabi on Hit Queensland, the pair revealed they only received their $966,000 prize money recently, after a fake bidder threw their win into turmoil

The pair explained they have bought a new home in Pomona, Queensland, but are living in a caravan for now.  

‘We have bough a house in Pomona, We are living in our caravan at the moment because it has a tenant living in it that need to vacate,’ Jimmy explained. 

He added jokingly, with a laugh: ‘Proper trailer trash!’  

Betrayal: The couple's property was caught up in an auction scandal after cyber security expert Emese Fajk (centre) bought the home at the November auction, but failed to pay up. She was later accused of being an 'international conwoman' with a history of faking bank slips

Betrayal: The couple’s property was caught up in an auction scandal after cyber security expert Emese Fajk (centre) bought the home at the November auction, but failed to pay up. She was later accused of being an ‘international conwoman’ with a history of faking bank slips

The couple’s property purchase comes after the sale of their $4.2million property fell through on the reality show last year.

Cyber security expert Emese Fajk had purchased the couple’s Palm Springs-inspired home at auction in November.

She failed to pay up and was later accused of being an ‘international conwoman’ with a history of faking bank slips.

During an Instagram Q&A in May, Jimmy and Tam revealed their home in Melbourne’s Brighton hadn’t found a buyer yet but they would nonetheless be getting their record-breaking $966,000 prize money.

Milestone moment: The pair explained they have bought a new home in Pomona, Queensland, but are living in a caravan for now. Pictured is Jimmy and Tam with their daughter Frankie

Milestone moment: The pair explained they have bought a new home 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 – giving them a total of $1.066million. 

The sprawling four-bedroom property in Melbourne’s Brighton home finally sold in June for $4million. 

According to The Herald Sun, the Palm Springs-inspired home was purchased by a local family.

Sold! The sprawling four-bedroom property in Melbourne's Brighton home finally sold in June for $4million

Sold! The sprawling four-bedroom property in Melbourne’s Brighton home finally sold in June for $4million

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