After confirming that the property can fit three homes + gardens, we mapped out a plan for how they will be allocated.
Building the first home
The first home, located at the back, will be for us to live in. During the time required for design, council permits and construction, we’re going to be living on the block in the existing house which we affectionately call The Dump. Once the first new home is finished, we’ll move “out the back” and clear the way for the next phase.
Building two more homes
After recycling/reusing as much as possible of the old home, the way will be clear for constructing two more homes. When finished, we will be going to the market. We’re thinking about renting a pair of sustainable homes. We’re aiming to attract renters in a similar position to us – looking to downsize to single storey, low maintenance homes. Some may be attracted by the sustainable living principles integral to the design. Others could just be interested in living in well-built, attractive homes that happen to have surprisingly low heating & cooling costs. Whatever the reason, we want to create homes that people are keen to live in.