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Living Off Grid

Living Off Grid

If you prefer to listen to this episode, you can do so here: If you are thinking about going off grid, then you’ll have a range of things to...

Designing Your Tiny Home

Designing Your Tiny Home

And now the fun part, let’s talk about design. Feel free to listen to this blog in podcast form here 🙂 I’v got a whole treasure trove of tips and...

ABC – Cheaper land, better planning laws needed if tiny homes are to become viable housing option

ABC – Cheaper land, better planning laws needed if tiny homes are to become viable housing option

Green Design Solutions director Janine Strachan is also working behind the scenes to see the regulations changed. She is part of a Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) steering committee that’s identifying possible changes to statewide planning schemes and local council regulations. Ms Strachan said many councils were trying to reduce the regulatory barriers, particularly for tiny homes on wheels which faced additional challenges.

Maroondah Leader – It’s a small wonder

Maroondah Leader – It’s a small wonder

A university lecturer and house designer is helping boost the tiny house movement in Melbourne’s outer east. Janine Strachan, who teaches sustainable house design at RMIT university, is building a tiny house in the front yard of her Warranwood property. She will offer overnight stays in the house from late July to give property buyers a taste of tiny-house living.

Where can I put my Tiny House on Wheels?

Where can I put my Tiny House on Wheels?

Many councils consider tiny houses on wheels as caravans and therefore treat the occupation of tiny houses in a similar way. Where the tiny house is used for permanent accommodation it is likely to be subject to local laws and planning conditions, but this is currently governed at the local council level. Whereas if you are looking to occupy the tiny house on wheels temporarily it may still be subject to some council regulations.