Another approach to affordable housing This is Boston’s approach. There are other examples such as IKEA’s flat pack design for refugee housing done in conjunction with the UN. There are a variety of different approaches around the world which can become part of the Australian approach too

Another option in response to Australia’s housing affordability crisis!

I have read other articles on the experience of people overseas with this option some also have a combined living/ workspace! Back when I was a uni student living in one of the colleges on campus 30+ years ago it was a lot more affordable.

Australia’s political divisions exposed in new poll Roughly one third Coalition, one third ALP, one third minor parties & Independents. If this trend continues how much impact will it have on the House of Reps at the next election. The Senate has been this way since the Australian Democrats began. Over the years it has only been in certain seats where an Independent candidate has a strong local following or a minor party is the compromise like the Greens in the seat of Melbourne.

Landmark precedent for the Tiny House on Wheels

Some excellent developments for the future of Tiny Houses on Wheels in Australia following this decision by Brisbane City Council.


The decision

This week the Queensland Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committee (the Committee) established to hear the appeal against the enforcement notice issued by the Brisbane City Council (BCC) to the owners of the Tiny House on Wheels (THOW) “formed the view that the THOW does not constitute building works as defined under the Building Act and accordingly the Enforcement Notice issued by the Council should be set aside”.

What does this mean?

A little bit of history first.

Prior to installation, the THOW owners sought advice from BCC regarding the legitimacy of setting up a THOW in someone’s backyard. The advice received confirmed that living in a caravan in a backyard in Brisbane is legal provided that no public nuisance is caused and the occupant/s have appropriate access to toilet and refuse disposal facilities. The THOW was subsequently positioned at the rear of a long narrow lot with an…

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