Couple’s housing solution
An Auckland couple think they might have found an answer to Auckland’s housing crisis - ‘‘downsize, considerably’’.
Amanda Morrissey-Brown, 25, and her partner Cam Watson, 26, each finished university last year. Hamstrung by combined student loan debts of more than $100,000, the pair said they were in no position to apply for a mortgage, and decided to explore alternative ways to try and break into the housing market.
They began looking into ‘‘tiny houses’’, a property movement Morrissey-Brown said first caught their eye on a TV show. Tiny houses are in essence exactly that, selfcontained homes between 10sqm to 35sqm.
Eventually they found Whangarei company Love Shack - a small business that specialised in pint sized homes.
‘‘We were sold immediately,’’ MorrisseyBrown said.
‘‘To finance the tiny house we have had to take a considerably smaller loan from the bank, compared what we would get if we bought a house, which we can comfortably