702 ABC Reports Australia’s First Tiny Homes
702 ABC Sydney recently reported NBRSARCHITECTURE’s collaboration with the Tiny Homes Foundation (THF) to combat homelessness through the design of 14 square-metre, self-sufficient homes. The initiative, deemed the first of its kind in Australia, will begin construction this year near Gosford Hospital.
The goal behind the Tiny Homes Foundation is not about building the ‘next big charity’, but focusing on helping others by offering a solution to a widespread problem. David Wooldridge (CEO of Tiny Homes Foundation) notes that part of the reason he started THF was the “philosophy that we should ‘treat others in a way you’d like to be treated yourself” (ABC News).
Each tiny home designed by NBRSARCHITECTURE can be built for under $30,000 and will include necessary living amenities such as a kitchen and bathroom, sleeping and living areas, an outside deck and rainwater tank. The average rent for each tiny home will be approximately $51 per week, which tenants would pay out of their received government support.
Operations manager of Coast Shelter Shayne Silvers notes that the issue of homelessness is an increasing problem as she had to turn away hundreds of women due to no vacancy within the Coast Shelter, but stays positive saying, “If we can help one, we’ve succeeded”. Silvers believes that if Tiny Homes is successful, it will help alleviate more of the homelessness we are currently seeing.
NBRS is excited to partner with the Tiny Homes Foundation for this initiative as we aim to create life-changing environments for people.
See the 702 ABC Sydney article here