MICRO HOMES SHOW WAY TO USE SPACE
THE new micro lot homes launched at Ellenbrook recently are a prime example of good things coming in small packages.
Intended to increase housing diversity and affordability, the two houses offer 100sq m of living space over two storeys up to 130sq m including balconies, courtyards and garages, all on an 80sq m block.
They were built by Now Living.
Executive general manager Troy Gorton said the product was between an apartment and a traditional detached home, addressing the “missing middle”.
It terms of affordability, he said it was about more than just the purchase price; it was also the ongoing costs.
“Consumers are changing and their lives are changing,” he said.
“People don’t necessarily have the time or the spare money to worry about maintenance or security, so the ongoing costs of properties like these are quite beneficial as well.”
Mr Gorton said the key principle behind the design of the homes was to make use of every square metre.
He said design needed to consider multiple use of space and housing also needed to be adaptable, citing the example that in five or 10 years maybe not everyone would have a car.
To that end the garage in one of the display homes has been converted to a room to show possible options.
The use of space is highlighted in the other home which has an IT nook at the end of the kitchen and the laundry in garage, set under the internal staircase and still providing plenty of room for a car.
The homes come in two-bedroom, two-bathroom or two-bedroom, one-bathroom options with living areas upstairs or downstairs.
They are opposite open space, in walking distance of the Ellenbrook town centre and less than 450m from the upcoming train station.
The house and land packages are priced from $299,000.
The first release will be available in late May. Buyers can register their interest at www.nowliving.com.au/80-ellenbrook.