With the drastic increase in house prices in Australia, many have been encouraged to explore alternative living arrangements. Multigenerational living, where families come together to share resources is becoming more popular and we are seeing tiny houses, and small accessory dwelling units starting to become common place.
Commonly called a granny flat in Australia, an accessory dwelling unit up to 60 square meter (646 sqft) is allowed by the councils in many regions. This young family, not wanting to become overburdened with a high mortgage and wishing to be closer to family, capitalised on this by constructing a spectacular small home in their parents back yard.
The home’s design was taken on by a friend of the family, designer Nicholas Gurney (www.nicholasgurney.com.au) who wanted to construct a home that was modern, high functioning and which would effectively make the most of the home’s small footprint.
Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langsyton
Camera: Bryce Langston & Rasa Pescud
Editing: Rasa Pescud
‘Living Big in a Tiny House’ © 2019 Zyia Pictures Ltd