The data is in; from 2012 inter-generational living has been on the rise in Australia.
Experts say higher living costs, an increased aging population, and multi-culturalism has a lot to do with this trend. And although many may shake their heads at the thought of having the folks move in, there are plenty of Aussies who choose to live harmoniously in inter-generational households.
This week we’re delving into the benefits of inter-generational living. Plus, tips for building the kind of home both you and your parents, or adult children will love.
The ideal way to create a harmonious inter-generational home is to build one. Given the rise of owner-builders, especially in WA, we’re seeing more people plan and design their home for inter-generational living.
The result is a purpose-built abode that works for the immediate family, and the grandparents. Don’t forget, they want their privacy too!
While building a granny flat is an obvious choice for living with the grandparents, there may be space considerations and other issues that restrict the viability of this option.
If this is the case, you may find the solution lies in building a 2-storey home. In this scenario, you and your immediate family inhabit one level, while the grandparents take the other.
So, if you’re considering building a home for you and your parents, or adult children, consider speaking with one of our consultants. We can custom design to suit inter-generational living to your unique situation.
If you’re interest in multi-generational homes, contact us to get started.
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