Com­pact houses chal­lenge idea of tra­di­tional home sizes

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

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.

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