As the cost of living continues to rise and house prices reach new heights of unaffordability, an emerging housing trend is taking root and VanHomes are leading the way. Increasingly, grown-up kids and their families are moving back in with mum and dad, but not into their homes – into their backyards!
According to Vito Russo, founder and CEO of VanHomes, Australia’s largest manufacturer of relocatable expanding homes, families are turning to relocatable homes and caravans to set up in the backyards of parents and grandparents to create affordable housing solutions.
“VanHomes relocatable expanding homes are at the forefront of this fast-evolving housing trend. These versatile dwellings can be towed into any backyard as long as there is side access. It is a creative solution that allows grown-up kids and their families to maintain their independence while staying close to their loved ones,” Russo said.
No council building approvals are required
“Thanks to the design of our relocatable expanding homes, VanHomes fall under the same legislation as caravans across many parts of the country, so we are able to just tow them into people’s backyards, set them up and expand them, and there are no council building approvals required.”
“We are even getting requests from families to set up small relocatable homes in their backyards so their older parents can move out of their homes into accommodation closer to the family so they can be cared for and properly supported. For many people this is a better outcome than having to move into aged care.”
The relocatable expanding VanHomes arrive the same width as a caravan and once in place, can be expanded out to provide up to 59sqm of living space. This is larger than some Sydney apartments. The homes include studios through to three-bedroom options and range in price from $65,000 up to $136,000, so they are incredibly affordable.
For more information on VanHomes visit: www.vanhomes.com.au