Unemployed Family Of 10 Rejects MASSIVE Home, Has Special Request [PHOTOS]
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Unemployed Family Of 10 Rejects MASSIVE Home, Has Special Request [PHOTOS]

A French family of 10 have criticized a British council for failing to provide a bigger house – despite turning down a five-bed property. Arnold Mballe Sube and his wife Jeanne, both 33, share a three-bedroom council house with their eight kids.

But the couple says they need at least six doubles for them to be comfortable. They claim the living conditions are “terrible” but turned down a larger home because of a lack of storage space.

“My children are finding it difficult. We can’t eat as a family, we all have to eat in different parts of the house. “The area is the worst area I have ever lived in my life. This is the worst house.”

The cramped main bedroom

One of the rooms inside the house

Arnold and full-time mom Jeanne moved from France in 2012 so that he could study mental health nursing at the University of Bedfordshire.

His children are eldest daughter Mejane, 16, Fabian, 13, Analia, 13, ten-year-old Prosper, nine-year-old Dylan, six-year-old twins Sharon and Stacy and three-week-old Mary.

Luton Borough Council housed the family in a temporary hotel for almost four months before they moved to their current property. The three bedroom end-terraced house where they currently live in Bletchley, Bucks., costs £1,278 per month.

This is fully covered by Luton Borough Council – costing the taxpayer £15,000 a year in rent.

Arnold claims the property is not suitable and he says he has enlisted the help of solicitors to help get him the house he wants. His four daughters sleep on two single bunk beds in one room while his three sons share a single bunk bed in a separate room.

The family has a large big flat screen TV in the lounge with Sky HD box and the children have a TV and X-Box in their bedroom with multiple games. The entire family shares one bathroom, which they have to queue up to use.

The cramped living room

Arnold, who is in the third year of an NHS funded mental health nursing degree, recently turned down a five bedroom house because there was a lack of storage.

He added: “There wasn’t space for the things of ten people, it didn’t even have a dining room. “I am remorseful over leaving France but not in the sense I regret it because I am doing my course.

“But we were living in a very beautiful home in France and sometimes they ask why we left our home there.”

A spokesperson from Luton Borough Council said: “Despite difficulties, we managed to find Mr. and Mrs. Sube affordable housing in Luton that is large enough to house them and their eight children.

“After a generous offer on our part, we have done our bit and if housing is offered and declined without, what we judge, good reason, then we will offer the property to another family.”

Councillor Michael Garrett added: “There are not many five-bedroom council houses in Luton and they were lucky to be offered one.

“I haven’t got a lot of sympathy for them.”

Source: Mirror

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