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Introducing our new Instagram for millennials who love homes but can’t afford them

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How many years of avocado toast would it take to purchase your dream home?

House with avocado toast illustration overlay on a pink background.
Our new Instagram @theavocadodream celebrates avocado toast’s infamous ties to millennials’ inability to purchase homes.
Photo by Carmen Stroesser | Illustration by Jordan Sondler

It’s no secret that many millennials can’t afford to buy homes. And if we can just ignore the ongoing U.S. affordable housing crisis, rising student debts, and all that, perhaps the root cause could be quite simple?

Last year, Australian millionaire developer Tim Gurner lit up the internet with his bite-sized explanation.

“When I was trying to buy my first home I wasn’t buying smashed avocados for 19 bucks and four coffees at $4 each,” he famously said.

It was a sentiment felt across the globe, sparking headlines, memes, and way too many hot takes. And ever since, an once-innocent food has become inextricably tied to both millennial excess and their inability to purchase homes.

As we approach the one year anniversary of Gurner’s viral debut, we’ve found our own way to join the conversation.

Behold @theavocadodream, our new (millennial pink) “Instagram magazine”, dreamed up for millennials who love homes but can’t afford them. We cover homes on the market for $1 million or less, and break down just how many years of avocado toast it would take to purchase the property.

Intrigued? Here are some of our favorite posts so far—swipe left or tap on the arrows for the full story. Give us a follow to see more!

There’s only one more question we have for you:

pls? (@fooddeco)

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