A year ago Lara Nobel and Andrew Carter, along with business partner Greg Thornton co-founded The Tiny House Company to design and build compact, transportable dwellings in response to the environmental, social, and economic shortfalls in Australia’s housing market. While this emerging form of housing has been presented at a surface level on television and media articles, Lara and Andrew will share their honest account of what it’s like to design, build, advocate for, and live in spaces that are 1/13th the size of the average Australian home.
They will explain what has drawn them to this unusual form of housing, what’s pushed them there, some of the mistakes and challenges along the way, the clients who see this as the ideal home, others who see it as a last-ditch attempt to enter the housing market, the challenges of designing small spaces and the delights of living in them.
They have spent the last year as guinea pigs, testing a potential market for off-grid transportable dwellings, challenging local councils to address a looming housing affordability crisis, and now living in their 18 square metre home with their newborn daughter.
This presentation will accrue 1.5 Formal CPD points
AACA Competency: Design