IT is apparent the Australian dream of owning a home on a quarter acre block is exactly that. But all is not lost. While many people decry the rapid development of unit, townhouse and apartment blocks in Cairns, it is a hard fact of life that a lot of new home buyers can only afford this type of housing. So developers are building these styles of accommodation to demand. While some used to describe the Springfifield Crescent area at Manoora as “Leggo land”, most of the clusters in this street have matured into providing reasonable lifestyles for dozens of happy residents. Most of the latest projects of this sort are very appealing, providing reasonable living without the disadvantages of house ownership.