Compact houses challenge idea of traditional home sizes
THE launch of WA’s first homes on 80sq m lots challenges the traditional view that houses need to be on sizeable blocks.
The two residences are part of a housing trial in Ellenbrook involving 11 green title micro lots, all less than 100sq m and significantly smaller than Perth’s average lot size of 375sq m.
The project is a collaboration between Now Living, the Department of Communities and LWP Property Group.
Housing Minister Peter Tinley said the development was more than just about the buildings, but the community residents would participate in. The homes are opposite open space, near Ellenbrook town centre and less than 450m from the upcoming train station.
“It’s an outstanding opportunity to identify what we can do from here,” he said.
Mr Tinley said the new development would challenge the traditional perception of the family home, with compact housing on micro lots already well received on the east coast.
The new micro-lot homes.