A house that adapts when you need it to.
Too many talk a big game so I am putting my resources where my mouth is.
The house image above is the porotype being built to see if a unique flexible multigenerational house design, currently not allowable under building and planning rules, can convince authorities to reconsider the rules.*
Making it Real is a blog page within this website that helps explain all the trials and tribulations being faced in trying to bring an alternative living option that seeks to improve the life of its inhabitants whilst reducing the burden on other members of our society. It shouldn't be this hard!!
This journey has covered and expanded ones knowledge in design, building, economics, sustainability, marketing and much more and to not share this would be a shame. There is a growing list of articles that explains why I have persisted for 10 years (and counting!) to MAKING THIS REAL!
*The Current design of the house complies but allows for future alterations...at an unnecessary added to cost!
Blogs that explain my journey to create change:
Please help increase awareness of the benefits of multigenerational housing by signing the petition at Change.org
Go to this page to access all things you need to know about multi generational homes.
It will include designs, articles, clips and stories on how others are seeking to develop spaces that can adapt with our growing changing needs. Some examples below...
The most recent articles:
Multi-generation living works for us’: Why more families are moving in together
Domain Jane Rocca - Oct 19 2020
How the Pandemic has increased the interest in All Gen Housing.
A more humane, less costly solution for aged care: Stay at home. by Pru Goward 29 Oct 2020 - SMH
Over 20 different room configurations in a studio Apartment!
Looking this AMAZING clip below to see how applying an adaptable and flexible mindset early on in the design process can improve the long term use of space.
How the rise of multigenerational living is changing the way we build housing
Domain: ANDREA BLACK MAY 1, 2017
Is a multi-generational home the way of the future? The pros and Cons.
Better homes and Gardens Laura Barry - 22 Aug 2018
The positives and challenges of a multi-generational house and why its increasingly becoming an option.
The rise of multi-generational households sees demand spike for homes with separate quarters
Domain Sue Williams - 13 June 2017
Should you include a studio apartment in your next home renovation?
All the variety of reasons why its worth the consideration...even if it misses the issues surrounding the rules.
Domain Jessica Dale - 19 Nov 20
“Culture is always on the move.”
― Colin Woodard