In 2017, Domain has predicted that one in ten houses in Australia would be kit homes by the next 10 years. It’s been only 36 months yet we can already spot several kit homes, rising everywhere in Oz. While this is not very surprising anymore, some people are still wondering why more and more Aussies keep on choosing kit homes over the rest of building and real estate options available.
One of the many answers to this is “Because kit homes are a lot cheaper!”
On the average fact, house prices have grown faster than our salaries. Sometimes, it is becoming further out of reach for some people. Partly because of tighter lending restrictions, circulating in entire Australia. And, mostly because affordability is a major concern. You will need to purchase a piece of land for construction, shop for building materials, hire architects and project home builders, and spend even more for furnishing touches before you finally put up a dream house.
Before we give you a few more reasons behind the rising popularity of kit homes, let’s try to understand what these kit homes are all about.
What is a kit home?
Made and prepared in a factory, a kit home is a great dwelling option for small families looking for a perfect house stay in on a budget. A kit home, from the name itself, is a prefabricated house with standardised parts and segments delivered to where the home is going to be built. In a nutshell, it’s as if you are assembling a Lego when you put a kit home in its actual place.
5 Reasons to Choose Kit-Home Living:
It is better on the budget.
We keep on saying that kit homes are cheaper but how much exactly does a standard kit home cost? While the price may vary from one shop to another, the estimated cost for kit supply and erection of a standard kit home with one bedroom is 75,000 AUD. This makes a better choice if you try to compare a 75,000-dollar home to an average house that could cost around 392,000 dollars. And, since the building process occurs in the factory, it is not going to be affected by bad weather or any unexpected issues, which can cut down a pretty price from your budget.
It has a shorter build period.
Compared to an average house construction that lasts for six months or longer, kit homes are built off-site. Assembling the segments can only take a matter of weeks.
It provides comfort and style.
You can find several kit homes that are matched in modern and stylish architectural design these days. They are relatively more spacious than a caravan, which means they can provide more comfort for the whole family.
It reduces waste.
Given kit homes are mostly constructed in a factory, it reduces the production of waste materials from the building process. Since manufacturers are using sustainable materials, left-overs can be reused from one house to another, promoting a zero-waste environment.
It is highly secured.
These days, kit homes are designed with safety features that can be found in a traditional home. This way, homeowners can be confident that the property is secured even when they are away. When it comes to weather security, kit homes are made of termite resistant materials that are specially designed to be cyclone resistant in both tropical and cold countries.