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The Shiralee - a cheap Alternative to Granny Flats

Discussion in 'Innovative Techniques' started by eng, 5th Mar, 2016.

  1. eng

    eng Well-Known Member

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    I heard about "The Shiralee"on 2SM talkback radio and thought it was a great alternative to the granny flat. The Shiralee is made by Street Swags an Aussie non-profit org that provides social housing for families and people living it rough on the streets.

    You could add $200+ per week to your rental cash flow with a 2 bedroom base unit at $10K, or double the price and get the veranda, VJ lining, electrical pack, kitchen, guttering, colonial pack.
    • Cost $9K (1 bedroom), $10K (2bedroom) or $14.4K (3 bedroom).
    • Someone on Centrelink benefits could payoff the 2 or 3 bedder in 5 years.
    • Like a caravan, it's movable so technically you don't need council permission to put in (check with your local council though).
    • It comes with a ready to use kit to submit to council including certified engineering plans if required
    Check their website www.streetswags.org and price sheet for the full specs.

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  2. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    cute.
     
  3. Tim & Chrissy

    Tim & Chrissy Well-Known Member

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    Isn't the caravan/mobile home rule in NSW that the resident of the caravan must also be the resident/associated with the main house?

    @Terry_w might know.
     
  4. Paul@PFI

    Paul@PFI Tax Accounting + SMSF Business Member

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    Nice social initiative. Ikea have been working on a refugee quick assemble kit too. However these shed have been about for years and are the bane of any council. Installation is not the concern - Its connecting power, water, waste and occupancy.
     
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  5. bythebay

    bythebay Well-Known Member

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    has anyone here successfully installed one and collecting rent from it?

    @Paul@PFI how do councils treat this? do we need to get DAs from councils in NSW before we can throw in one of these?

    would existing granny flat companies agree to provide the service of installing and connecting power, water & waste?

    or is this more suited as a fancy shed for personal use
     
  6. Ed Barton

    Ed Barton Well-Known Member

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    Be careful. the founder of this charity has been accused of fraud.