11/12 Tiny house gives Queensland families new take on Australian dream

tiny house of  Brisbane architect graduates Lara Nobel and Andrew Carter

tiny house of Brisbane architect graduates Lara Nobel and Andrew Carter


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.

Read more – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-12/tiny-house-gives-queensland-families-new-take-australian-dream/6936656

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Elaine Walker