A growing band of Australians are ditching the idea of a big home and mortgage for something smaller and more affordable known as a Tiny House.
It is a global movement that took prominence after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina in the USA when so many people lost their homes.
Now it is making inroads in Australia.
The pint-sized homes are generally 2.5-metres wide and about seven-metres long.
There is limited space with no room for clutter and many of the homes are portable and on wheels.
“It’s all off grid. We’ve got a composting toilet, laundry and a grey water processing unit on one side and a lounge room with a bed that drops down from the ceiling…We simply all can’t afford the big spaces we are used to. The Australian dream of a big home and backyard is becoming less and less affordable,” Mr. Carter said.