In Australia, prices of homes continue to rise. This poses problems for families who want to buy a house of their own. The Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey reveals that cities in Australia rank among the world’s least affordable places to purchase properties.
There is, however, a low-cost alternative: versatile granny flats.
Natalie Myer, organiser of the annual Sustainable House Day, says there is a huge public interest in the ‘tiny house’ movement. To resolve the housing cost crisis in Australia, building smaller, more energy efficient homes has emerged as a winning solution.
Granny flats are smaller than the standard home, but they are just as comfortable. Although the name stems from a dwelling dedicated to an elder family member, granny flats can also be used as a family home, investment property or holiday let. Their size and straightforward design construction means they are one of the most cost-effective homes
Versatile and Flexible
The low cost to build a granny flat is just one reason for their popularity among homemakers. When an entry-level granny flat cost is less than a third of total cost of the average Aussie home, it’s easy to why people are joining the “tiny home” movement. However, the truly winning feature of a granny flat is its versatility in both function and design. At Classic Cabins we believe in making the most of a small structure. Our granny flats make a practical use of space so you don’t sacrifice on any home comforts. Our licensed builders at Classic Cabins construct granny flats with compact yet spacious layouts, perfect for what we call “outdoor living”. Each unit has strategically placed windows and verandas, to bring the outdoors inside.
Our team can supply your granny flat in kit form or construct on site from the ground up almost anywhere on your property. At Classic Cabins we also have licensed professionals who can connect your utilities and services, to make the process as fast and fuss-free as possible.