Flat Pack Homes are exploding onto the Australian market right now. While flat pack homes have been very popular in the Uk and around Europe for some time now, they are now on the rise here in Australia. Some websites are going so far as to call it the Flat Pack Revolution.
As housing prices rise in Australia, pricing a lot of young families out of the market, there has also been a turn around in the Australian mentality towards home. People are looking to simplify their lives. Flat pack homes offer a minimalist life style, allowing the occupants getting back to basics and take a closer look at their own priorities.
As flat pack homes come in a small amount of options, people are looking for a faster way to get their house us, with less fuss and less complications.
But what if you think a flat pack home is just too dam small? What if flat pack homes are just not for you. Well firstly, flat pack homes have come a long way in the last 20 years, and now the options sizes and models are amazing. There literally is a flat pack home to suit everyone.
There are a lot of other reasons to buy a flat pack home, that does not include the normal reasons – as in a house for yourself.
1. Flat Pack Granny Flat
Australians have an ageing population and really big back yards. Flat pack homes offer a great options for taking care of elderly parents. Erecting a small flat pack home on your property, in your back yard, or even attached to the already standing home can be a very cheap alternative to other aged care options. Allowing everyone space and privacy while also having your parents living near by in their own self contained home. This will also add value to your home and if your parents decide they would prefer to be traveling around the Northern Territory of Australia instead, you have a great room to use yourself. such as….
3. Flat Pack Home office
Lots of people are choosing to work remotely and live in the country and rural Australia, as fast internet speeds and workplace flexibility make it possible for more and more employee’s Working from home is a lifestyle choice. But it can be hard. Require a great deal of discipline and practice.
Working form home can be difficult in even the most ideal circumstances. A flat pack home, erected near by the house is not only a great tax deduction, it will provide the noise and distraction free space you need to get everything done. A flat pack home can be used as a home office, to get you away from the laundry, the dishes, the children and the distractions of daily life. Great mental shift as you are able to head ‘to the office’. While still having all the benefits and flexibility of working from home. Win Win.
2. Flat Pack Writing Studio
One of the best things a small flat pack home can offer many families, is another place to go. Without the huge cost and council hassles of renovations and extensions, a flat pack home, even a single room flat pack home, can offer anyone in the house a quiet space away from the home. You may choose to have your studio on the same block of land as your house, or you may like to erect a flat pack home on another property further away from the house. This might also double as a holiday house for your family (See below number 5) A Writing studio or reading room will allow you the tranquil peaceful environment you need to finish that novel, start writing your mothers auto biography, read all the shortlisted mann booker prize winners – whatever your like.
4. Flat Pack Air BnB Room.
Travel and home stay websites are everywhere at the moment. They offer people and families a great way to make money from the space room they never use. But if you don’t have a spare room you could be missing out. If you life in a tourist destination town like I do, then a small flat pack home erected in the backyard is a great way to cash in on the tourists coming your way. A flat pack home is also a more private option that renting out your spare room and provides more privacy for your guests.
5. Flat Pack Holiday House
The great thing about Flat Pack Homes is that they come with registered plans and all the paper work you need to send straight to council. Flat packs are a fast way to get building approval on a piece of land. If you have brought a piece of land hoping to build that dream holiday home, you could start with your very own flat pack home and be on your way the very next public holiday weekend. Flat pack homes are fast and easy to get finished. With a flat pack home, you can start traveling today. Set up a flat pack home now and you will always have somewhere to head over the Australia Day long weekend.
6. Flat Pack Building Site Office
Perhaps you are planning to build, but becoming frustrated with how long the process is taking. Perhaps you have to move out of your old house but the new house is not ready. Instead of renting, you could use that money to buy and erect a flatpack home on your building site. That way you only have to move once. For a long term build you can live on site in the flat pack home until your home is ready. Better than a caravan and then once the house is finished, you will have a studio.
7. Flat Pack House Extension
With a growing family, you might be looking into extensions or renovations to find more room. Perhaps you need another space for a growing teenage son or daughter. Flat pack homes in your own back yard also provide a great solution to expensive rent while your adult children are attending University. When space is tight and the family grows, it is a good idea to think about the cheapest alternative to an extension. Flat Pack homes are a great way to claim more space without the huge hassle of an extension.
8. Flat Pack Portable Home
Did you know most flat pack homes are portable. Some are dismountable in a single day, others you can simply build on the back of a trailer and take it with you where ever you go. Better than a caravan? Um I think so. How cool to actually travel with your own little house. There are a few that are made specifically for this reason, so they are strong and light and fit within driving regulations.
There are so many uses for Flat Pack homes that go far beyond just buying a house, building it and living in it. Flat pack homes provide a more dynamic and interesting way of life. As they have finally arrived in Australia, it will be great to see more of these beautiful little houses popping up all over the country.