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Tiny House Deep Dive

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Common Ground Queensland

Gambaro Room (Level 13)

15 Hope Street

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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Attendees will join one of six multi-disciplinary teams to brainstorm three scenarios and pitch solutions on the role and future of Tiny Houses in Queensland's housing market.

Each team will include a mix of architects, planners, property developers, community housing providers, financing experts, people with lived experience, academics, and policy makers.

This Deep Dive aims to explore innovative trends in compact living to address affordability, liveability and sustainability. What role can Tiny Houses play in contributing to greater housing choice and diversity? What role can Tiny Houses play in supporting inclusive communities?




SCENARIO #1

Granny flats revisited

Bob and Linda live within 10kms of the CBD in a 3 bedroom house with their two daughters aged 6 and 10. They are exploring how to supplement their current income as they have just found out that Linda is expecting their third child and Bob’s sole income will make their budget a little tight once she stops working. They are on a 600sqm block near a main university. They’ve been thinking about installing a Tiny House on Wheels in their backyard to rent out to university students but they’ve heard that there is currently uncertainty about whether the Council will allow it. They want to be sure that they won’t run into any problems with the local council before they go down this track.

SCENARIO #2

Over 55s women intentional community

Janet is 55, divorced and owns her own home. She feels that now that the kids have moved out and she is on her own, the house is too large for her needs. She doesn’t want to move away from the neighbourhood where she has all her friends and support networks. Janet is independent, works part time and has a busy social life. She’s looking to downsize but is not keen on moving into a traditional retirement village as she likes where she lives and wants to remain an active member of her local community. Janet has been researching alternative housing models including self-managed co-housing projects for over 55s. She’s found a lot of examples overseas (France, UK), but would like to find something closer to home!

Janet is also interested in sustainability and reducing her ecological footprint and was very excited when one of her friends mentioned Tiny Houses. During one of their weekly dinners, Janet and her friends discussed the idea of living in a small village of Tiny Houses located close to transport and shops and other amenities. They have started to talk about how they could get a project off the ground in their own neighbourhood.

SCENARIO #3

Under-utilised government land

A tent city for homeless people has sprung up outside City Hall and community concerns have put pressure on authorities to deal with the issue. Council has tried to move people on but there is nowhere for them to go. A senior Council representative has heard of a project in Melbourne where tiny transportable homes have been installed on under-utilised public land and managed by a community housing provider. She approached the State’s Transport and Housing departments to explore whether this could be a solution for temporarily housing the tent city residents until longer term housing could be sourced.

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Common Ground Queensland

Gambaro Room (Level 13)

15 Hope Street

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

Australia

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