Small Houses Sydney – The Perfect Granny Flat for You
The Small House Movement is Changing the World
Small Houses in Sydney are taking off right now and we are right there alongside. We love the idea of small houses – sustainable, adaptable, and the future of ‘function meets fashion’. These little guys have the potential to cut living costs significantly if you can adapt to the lifestyle.
For first homeowners, the housing market is pretty daunting right now. Even with the introduction of a few schemes to try and help with home loans and grants, many people feel that that owning a home is unobtainable.
Whilst the idea of building a home from the ground up might not seem to cut living costs, we assure you it can.
There are some companies who provide prefabricated, ready-to-install small houses in some areas and these can range in price from $15,000 – $100,000 (depending on the features you may want). However, we do not provide this service, preferring instead to build custom small houses and granny flats instead. Also some councils don’t allow prefab small houses in their locality.
But whilst the prices of small houses in Sydney can be attractive, it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons before embarking on this project.
A small house means less space and less space means less mess. Doing a deep clean of the house has never been easier!
The Upsides of Small Houses Sydney
Solar panels, water tanks, and compost solutions are popular ways to self-sustain at no cost to the environment. Even the design and construction of small houses in Sydney has the potential to create a smaller carbon footprint compared to constructing a regular home purely because of its size and utilities.
Save on Bills
Going hand in hand with the sustainability piece, if your small house is mostly or totally self-sufficient, you significantly save on things like electricity and water. There is a possibility you could avoid paying council rates if your local government’s guidelines allow.
A small house means less space and less space means less mess. Doing a deep clean of the house was never easier!
You will be absolutely taken aback by the stunning range of designs of small houses in Sydney that we have. We are not joking when we say there is a design out there for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you want rustic or modern or more traditional, the right fit is just a click away. Contact the friendly team at PGF to receive a free online assessment and quote.
Potential Limitations of Small Houses Sydney
If you’re looking into small houses in Sydney, you’ve probably come to grips with the fact that there is less size to go around. It sounds silly to say, but it’s true! If you’re thinking of starting a family soon or expanding, keep this factor in mind.
You could see this as a limitation, however, this could be your chance to de-clutter, learn how to DIY, and maybe even read up on Minimalism!
Location, Location, Location
It’s not always a straightforward process finding a spot to put your small house. If you have a friend or family member who is happy to let you build on their block, then that’s awesome! If not, you’ll have to look into buying some land for yourself which can be an added cost.
Approvals and Legal Obligations
Most tiny houses are currently classified as caravans and a small home could be classified as a secondary dwelling depending on the size. Both options allow you to skip around some of the regulations associated with standard housing but there is still a risk of encountering issues depending on where you live.
Each local council and State will have its own regulations and guidelines concerning small houses, so make sure you’re doing your homework or even better, getting in touch with PGF for a free online assessment and quote. We know Sydney inside out and will help you get a clear picture of what is possible with your build.
Despite their potential limitations, we think it’s clear to see that small houses in Sydney are the future of affordable living in a sustainable world.
Call us today to find out how we can help you ease your way into the Sydney property market with a small house.