… you make it 20 times smaller! While they aren't for everyone, “tiny homes” could assist some people to access affordable housing. One of Australia’s first micro housing developments has been approved on the Central Coast, with dwellings that each have a floor space of just 14 square metres. This development is being trialled to address homelessness, but micro houses have also caught the attention of millennials seeking cheaper housing. Click here to read more.
1. Quality trumps Quantity The Standards do not stipulate minimum apartment size but outline a series of design approaches relating to: Room depths based on orientation, single/double aspect, and the arrangement of rooms. Building setbacks, both from the street/public realm and within a site. Use of lightwells and their design. 2. Breeze, sunlight and snorkelling The Report sets out Standards to achieve access to sunlight and natural ventilation, noting: Habitable rooms must