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$10k GF

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by TMNT, 2nd Nov, 2015.

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  1. TMNT

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    Do they comply to the BCA code?
     
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    Probably not and probably doesn't meet BASIX either. Plus, you'd still have a lot of auxiliary costs associated with the granny flat.

    However, I wouldn't be surprised if a factory in China looked at the Australian granny flat market and designed one that met all applicable standards and came as a flat pack in a single container.
    They'd probably make an absolute mint as there's no way that builders could be cost competitive. I'd certainly consider buying one if they were available and I was in the market.
     
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    Looks like a better version of a shipping container!!!!
     
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    Thats right - a bit of innovative design might work.

    I think IKEA should be a designer of GF since they are reowned for flat pack, cheap but genuine swiss design.

    IKEA should pay me to promote for them hahhaha
     
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    Maybe they would if you knew which country they're from! ;)
     
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    I've been watching Tiny House Nation, US TV show.
    They seem to be able to squeeze a lot into a tiny house.
    Not sure about their figures though.
     
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    Just did a quick check. They are apparently portable. I'm pretty sure the GF legislation in NSW especially specifies that a GF has to be fixed. That is- cannot be portable once built under the Affordable Rental Housing SEPP. So although could still be built as 'extra space' on a block to accommodate teenage kids or the in laws etc, I don't think this kind of thing would fly as a second dwelling to be leased separately to the main dwelling.
     
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    @TMNT you had me worried for a second. By the title I though, "$10k girlfriend." I was about to cook some popcorn and watch the fun...

    I've seen couple of people putting together proposals for this sort of thing in the past few years. I've yet to see one really come to market but sooner or later it will become a reality.

    In VIC you can't really get a Granny Flat unless you are actually putting Granny (or another relative) into it. After Granny moves on, the flat has to go too. A super cheap $10k relocatable option would help a lot of people out with medium term accommodation and it's an affordable and quick solution.

    It'd also make a great home office.
     
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    I read the same thing. LOL
     
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    But surely is could be Air BnB'd (or similar?) In a good location, wouldn't take long to recoup the investment.
     
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    Lots of stuff is excluded. Once you include this, I don't think that it'll work out cheaper than getting a builder to build you a granny flat from scratch.

    EXCLUSIONS & OPTIONAL
    • Any form of labour
    • Paint or floor coverings
    • Posts or columns for floor
    • External or Internal Stairs, Landings & Handrails
    • Wet area floor sealants
    • Site plans
    • Soil tests
    • BAL, wind rating and other planning related reports
    • Footing & Slab Designs
    • Electrical layouts, wiring, fittings & underground power
    • Plumbing or electrical supplies
    • Fixings For Cladding or floor boards or Framing
    • Tiles or shower screens
    • Landscape designs or plans
    • Any other requirements for individual councils
     
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    I bid you $10,001 Good sir !!!!!
     
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    Haha!
    I thought that for a second too.
     
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    It looks ok to me if it meets OZ codes and EE ratings...
     
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