She might be best known for once living in the most famous house in Britain during her time on Big Brother, but now Lisa Appleton is now living in a treehouse after falling on hard times. The former reality star, 50, has revealed that she is paying £5 a night for the basic wooden hut, which has no running water or electricity. Lisa, currently based in Wolverhampton, is working in sales after turning down lucrative work as a webcam girl. “I thought at 50 years old I’d be living it up in my own house with a much better life,” she told. “I am shocked and devastated about my current living circumstances. “I’m sleeping rough with creepy crawlies, and a night owl that hoots all night and keeps me awake.”
However, Lisa has revealed that she has made an unlikely ally in the wild after moving into her new digs. She continued: “I’ve met a friendly fox. I feed him my scraps and give him a cheeky sausage. He cheers me up – I’ve called him Tinker!’ Lisa says that she is provided with some comfort from knowing that her late dad is keeping her safe. She said: “I look up at the stars and I know my dad is watching over me.” Since revealing she had moved into her rustic new gaff, Lisa has faced criticism from Twitter followers who believe she is telling porkies about her current situation. “The general public reaction has been: ‘It’s not true, it’s a set up!’ And other stupid comments, however I find quite a few of them hilarious. “One even said they hope the treehouse doesn’t collapse, because I weigh a tonne! Lisa is known for her wild paparazzi shots.
“If people criticise me for sleeping rough… At the end of the day, I’m not signing on, I’m rebuilding my life.” Lisa remains hopeful about the future, despite finding herself homeless. She said: “I pray things improve fast. “Years ago I cracked up when I was homeless, but this time I’m much stronger – my past struggles have made me stronger. “As hard as it is, I’m doing my best to be energetic and keep my sense of humour. “I know from my past that once you fall into a depression it’s harder to snap out of it, so I’m choosing to laugh my way through it.” Lisa previously revealed that she had found herself without a place to live as she couldn’t afford to rent a room. “I am staying in the tree house because I can’t afford enough money for a deposit on a shared room in a house yet,” she told The Sun Online. “It’s £5 a night and the farmer who owns the field is lovely and said I can stay for as long as I like. “It’s basic but it’s a roof over my head. I’m trying to make it feel more homely by putting out pictures and nice things. I know it won’t be forever.” The star – known for her wacky photoshoots – revealed she had turned down stacks of cash to perform as a webcam girl.
She said: “I know I’d make thousands but I can’t bring myself to do it as it’s not my niche and do not want to be known that. “I’m worth more; my dream job would be to host my own TV show, also I love to inspire people to be fit and healthy.” Despite falling on hard times, Lisa explained that she refuses to let her circumstances get her down. She said: “I’m not ashamed to admit that the past 18 months have been emotionally hard for me as I have lost my dad, my daughter and my dog emigrated to Canada. Lisa loves posing for the paps.
“But I’m only 10 minutes away from work and I’m saving every penny I earn to get back into a house before winter sets in. “I’m doing my best to start again from rock bottom and make it happen. I’m much stronger now than few years ago.”