Modern Living in a Small Family Home

With the drastic increase in house prices in Australia, many have been encouraged to explore alternative living arrangements. Multigenerational living, where families come together to share resources is becoming more popular and we are seeing tiny houses, and small accessory dwelling units starting to become common place.
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Commonly called a granny flat in Australia, an accessory dwelling unit up to 60 square meter (646 sqft) is allowed by the councils in many regions. This young family, not wanting to become overburdened with a high mortgage and wishing to be closer to family, capitalised on this by constructing a spectacular small home in their parents back yard.
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The home’s design was taken on by a friend of the family, designer Nicholas Gurney ( who wanted to construct a home that was modern, high functioning and which would effectively make the most of the home’s small footprint.
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Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langsyton
Camera: Bryce Langston & Rasa Pescud
Editing: Rasa Pescud
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  • I enjoy all of the videos on your channel, some amazing homes in beautiful areas. Lately I’ve been wondering if these homes are designed with climate change in mind, they are all very energy efficient, will they withstand flooding, fires, hurricanes,typhoons and tornadoes? Seems like any kind of extreme weather is going to be and in many areas already happening. Could you discuss this in future videos? Many thanks! Love your programs and your passion.

    Jeanette NaumiecJeanette Naumiec16 минут назад
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    Avoidance TechnologiesAvoidance TechnologiesДень назад
  • Why doesn't Canada want to pay their Ebay Fees?

    Avoidance TechnologiesAvoidance TechnologiesДень назад
  • This is a beautiful house! I love that they have a child. Wonderful for him to grow up in a great setting!

    J ShoarJ Shoar2 дня назад
  • If the parents sell half of the plot, would that mean the family could build another 60 sqm building on the new plot belonging to the existing small house?

    corner listoncorner liston3 дня назад
  • So the community stated that the house had to be placed where the trees were? Why? Because someone just thought that was a good idea or because of some clear statement in the regulations? Could it be that the house's architect actually knew a better way to integrate the building to the surrounding than the community official? Just curious. Not Australian nor architect so I know little how these things work.

    corner listoncorner liston3 дня назад
  • The first one looks like someone put a box in the middle of a drive way.

    Omar3717_YTOmar3717_YT5 дней назад
  • It’s is really plane no color

    diana perezdiana perez6 дней назад
  • Cute! If it were mine, I'd want more windows (maybe skylights?) and to slather all the walls & ceilings in white. But it's very sweet.

    Angel La CanforaAngel La Canfora7 дней назад
  • Beautiful home

    عبدالله مهناعبدالله مهنا7 дней назад
  • So, as I'm watching these videos of the houses in Australia, they kept taljing about orienting towards the north, to capture the sun in winter. Given that I live in the US, that was confusing to me (here we orient to the south if we want solar gain in winter). I never thought about it being opposite in Australia. .

    Kathy MackKathy Mack9 дней назад
  • Congratulations on your adventures with your family Many blessings to you all

    Peggy ChapmanPeggy Chapman9 дней назад
  • didn’t like it at all. feels depressing.

    Lena xLena x10 дней назад
  • I'm curious concerning the legalities of ownership. Since the land is owned by the parents would they not own the dwelling? Wouldn't mean if you needed to sell both houses would be included?

    Robyn McLeanRobyn McLean11 дней назад
  • the house is gorgeous and the little boy is sooo cute n huggable

    Alpha BethAlpha Beth13 дней назад
  • Is any part of this structured from shipping containers or built from the ground up?

    Douglas HaggertyDouglas Haggerty14 дней назад
  • This is small for an actual house in Sweden but not for a converted summer house or older house, then it would be a standard size a bit on the large side ( standard old working class home would be around 50 m2 or 20’s and 30’s actually 35-40m2)

    Anna RehbinderAnna Rehbinder14 дней назад
  • For us We can build up to 25m2 for an additional house on a property without extra permits costing in Sweden

    Anna RehbinderAnna Rehbinder14 дней назад
  • $240k x 50 (php) = 12,000,000 pesos. Thats a house in the city + a condo. Or a condo unit in cebu city and a rest house down south where the beautiful beaches are. Lol.

    PaulaMariePaulaMarie18 дней назад
  • It is a cute little house, but there is no way I’d pay 240,000.00 for any house this small. It kind of defeats the purpose to get into a living cheaper environment. You’ll never get out of debt. & enjoy financial freedom.

    TheMjp14TheMjp1418 дней назад
  • In my city, for that price you would be able to get a huge new house on a nice lot.

    A PA P18 дней назад
  • So far I have seen some real nice tiny homes, but this is the very best

    Paula BensonPaula Benson19 дней назад
  • This one is the GREATEST🏆 I am all for a open floor plan & spacious functional rooms....🏆 CLOSET WAS EVERYTHING so was the bathroom Im not a fan of their location & how close the homes are together....

    Sharron CSharron C20 дней назад
  • Their child is VERY cute!

    squisyiesquisyie24 дня назад
  • I wonder what the planning/zoning commission's rational for the house placement is. Is the removal of mature trees arbitrary and lamentable?

    BobBob24 дня назад
  • Great concept . We need more of this

    Leticia PujolLeticia Pujol25 дней назад
  • Koto taka khoroch hoiacha AI house tour Korte plz janaben

    Rifat HosenRifat Hosen25 дней назад
  • How do i get him to come see a tiny house?

    deborah roopnarinedeborah roopnarine25 дней назад
  • Lovely house but I will still need AC!!:'D

    nika paknika pak26 дней назад
  • not enough windows for me

    Tierney RosenstockTierney Rosenstock28 дней назад
  • I love it 🦊😃😍

    Zazou ZazouZazou ZazouМесяц назад
  • It costs 250k to build... mine cost 300k to build and it has 2 stories, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage... a normal size house. I just dont get it.

    MrDJCoultonMrDJCoultonМесяц назад
  • Lovely but expensive home. They are rich considering they spent $240k on just the house no land. You can get a 4 bedroom 2 bath + theatre and activity room with alfresco home in Australia for 320k all fittings included and a backyard

    design&classicsdesign&classicsМесяц назад
  • Too much wood for me

    MoximaxiusMoximaxiusМесяц назад
  • Nobody actually lives in this house. Everything is brand new clean. Just a commercial video.

  • Nice house

    Zeed DanishZeed DanishМесяц назад
  • I love this Tiny Home! One of my favorites so far

    Shawna  GrubbShawna GrubbМесяц назад
  • i dun think this is that tiny it is actually a good size. Looks very nice to live in . 💖_💖

    Z yZ yМесяц назад
  • I love watching tiny house videos T_T

    Z yZ yМесяц назад
  • Beautiful home! :)

    Adrian NostromoAdrian NostromoМесяц назад
  • What a bunch of BS this has nothing to do with the freedom of a tiny house and has everything to do with people falling into line with more and more gov intervention with rules and regulations. As long as people keep going along with this the gov becomes larger and more intrusive and controlling . This is not what people had in mind when going off grid and maintaining their freedom .

  • would love to get the plans for the home !! ❤️ ❤️

    Allan JonesAllan JonesМесяц назад
  • Someone must have been watching Marie Kondo. Those folds!

    charelichareliМесяц назад
  • Great! I would add a window AC it would cool the entire house for little cost. Maybe would have tried pocket doors. Also drawers in bathroom, but so so awesome! Love this home!

    Joshua BatesJoshua BatesМесяц назад
  • looks unfinished. not my cup of tea

    Amy NahirnyAmy NahirnyМесяц назад
  • I love that you are expanding into smaller homes which especially will work better for retirees and/or those with special medical needs.

    Judy SJudy SМесяц назад
  • Ugly as fook

    Tom TappTom TappМесяц назад
  • I could live in that tiny home...right fit with a few tweaks in mind. Less windows for me or have them a bit higher up. Love the wood and concrete materials.

    vempriexvempriexМесяц назад
  • How much has this house cost for land and construction, Thanks about the other expenses for the house for interior

    Real Experience GS SINGHReal Experience GS SINGHМесяц назад
  • even the architect face shows he damn well know these folks got ripped off

    Nefer Nymphaea CaeruleaNefer Nymphaea CaeruleaМесяц назад
  • Is there away to fight the laws based upon which the council is being such a piece of shit, and also dump councils like that which makes a disservice to everyone including nature?

    Nefer Nymphaea CaeruleaNefer Nymphaea CaeruleaМесяц назад
  • now watching this after having watched the cabin in the middle of forest where the Love band ex member lives ... feels like it is meant to be for robots, so not natural even tho there is wood all over the place. but i guess emptiness is after all an aspect of being and some ppl have that very accentuated

    Nefer Nymphaea CaeruleaNefer Nymphaea CaeruleaМесяц назад
  • I’d hire this guy to design a home! So well done.

    Good WolfGood WolfМесяц назад
  • Doesn't look like a tiny house at all

    Choi VictoriaChoi VictoriaМесяц назад
  • Quien hace este tipo de construcción en la ciudad donde vivo no veo esto y quisiera una

    Guerrera De DiosGuerrera De DiosМесяц назад
  • Love how they call countertops bench tops. Sounds like a workshop with power tools. Guess this terminology started back when Australia was still a masculine society.

    Maverick_is _right_Maverick_is _right_Месяц назад
  • I suppose that adding a basement and a covered car parking space would complicate things !

    Walid AssafWalid AssafМесяц назад
  • Loved the video. This house is pretty much affordable for young families! HERE GOES A CHALLENGE though: Living in Munich the downer of a tiny/small house project is the cost of land. A 300m2 plot in the outskirts of the city costs about 1 500 000 or more! I’d love to see videos of people finding alternatives to buying land... Speacially in Germany! (without making use of family propertities or a heritage) Even more challenging: in Germany’s most expensive city: Munich

    Marina FernandesMarina FernandesМесяц назад
  • Nice video. The architect did a great job.

    juandenz2008juandenz2008Месяц назад
  • Now this is my kind of tiny home, the space is great, love the master bedroom.

    Charlye 6Charlye 6Месяц назад
  • This is a really awesome home. :’-)

    OhNo AntonioOhNo AntonioМесяц назад
  • Troppo soffocanti ,,,,,,,scatole ,,prive di personalità,,,,

    Massimo GiordanoMassimo GiordanoМесяц назад
  • Tiny House? That is a normal house!!

    Familia domínico-alemanaFamilia domínico-alemanaМесяц назад
  • Might be bigger than my actual house

    Tabatha DalponteTabatha DalponteМесяц назад
  • Almost no windows!! No cross ventilation!!

    Francesca Di'FrapolliFrancesca Di'FrapolliМесяц назад
  • Lol, when the little boy decides he mad at his parents and wants to run away to his grandparents. At least he don’t have far to go😂 nice house by the way!

    TheUnstableTigerTheUnstableTigerМесяц назад
  • Feels like a coffin.

    BecizzleBecizzleМесяц назад
    • How

      Izu KaterIzu KaterМесяц назад
  • is the guy saying that's right 5698 times an architect ? goddamn he's good he thought about everything and it's not his fault the host keeps saying shit that's true and looks at him for a comment

    Sami FolioSami FolioМесяц назад
  • "small"

    Mohammad UmarMohammad UmarМесяц назад
  • I like this one, the house must be more elevated.

    Ralph Milner ManaloRalph Milner ManaloМесяц назад
Modern Living in a Small Family Home