Renter Stories is a series where we peek inside the homes of some of the coolest renters we know. From zen oases to vintage digs, we find out why they rent where they do – and how they make it work for them.

Name: Wade Whitington
Age: 25
Suburb: Darlinghurst
Originally from: Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Photographer

Why does renting appeal to you at this time of your life?

“Being closer to the heart of the city means less commute time, which makes it easier for jobs, which makes my life easier because I get to spend more time doing what I want,” Wade said.

What makes your rental a *home* to you?

“Our house really took on a homely vibe after we made our dining room into a card room! There is always someone home to unload after a big day and just play a game of cards with.”

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What are the most important attributes you look at in a rental?

“I personally love the awkward eras of architecture. Also, thick brick walls make for cooler summers and easy to heat winters.”

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