Thursday, July 11, 2024

Advocates Urge Government to ‘Seriously Consider’ Tiny Homes as Solution to Housing Crisis

Advocates urge government to 'seriously consider' tiny homes as solution to housing crisis

Owning a home has always been a dream for Tabatha Wiezczorek, but with the price of housing across much of the country through the roof she’s now looking at something smaller — a tiny home.

Ms Wiezczorek grew up in Newcastle and for a few years she was sleeping rough, unable to afford rent.

“I was homeless, I’d been homeless for about two years,” she said.

“I thought Cessnock was pretty cheap and it wasn’t too far away from Newcastle.”

Ms Wiezczorek decided to relocate to Cessnock, about 50 kilometres west of Newcastle, about 10 years ago.

“When I came out here it was a lot cheaper. It was under $300 a week to rent a three-bedroom house, she said.

“There’s nothing decent here now under $400 a week.”