Homeship orders are growing in popularity in Australia and New Zealand, but are also finding their way into the wider housing market.
In New Zealand homeshipping is on the rise.
A survey conducted in December 2016 by the Auckland-based research group Zim Homes shows that while only 14 per cent of Kiwis surveyed owned a home, the number of homeshippers in New Zealand rose to 32 per cent, up from 15 per cent the year before.
The survey found that the proportion of people who owned their homes outright was still around 50 per cent.
“We’ve seen a surge in the number and the number that own their own homes in New Zealand the United States,” Dr David Miller, Zim Housing’s senior policy adviser, told the ABC.
We are looking at the market as a whole, rather than a particular segment of that market.” “
If you don’t own your home, you are not in the game.”
We are looking at the market as a whole, rather than a particular segment of that market.
“So we’ve seen an increase in the demand for smaller homes.” “
A lot of people have expressed a preference for living in smaller houses where they can actually do what they want with their own space, rather that owning a large home where you have to share,” he said.
“So we’ve seen an increase in the demand for smaller homes.”
‘The next step’ Dr Miller noted that although homeshippies were “growing in popularity”, he believed they were not necessarily the next step.
“There’s certainly a lot of work to be done,” he noted.
People will move around a lot and they’ll have a lot more space to do their own thing and so that will really be the next logical step.” “
But there is also a growing number of people that are really enjoying it, that are very active in it, and the next stage is actually to see how it translates into actual homes.”
People will move around a lot and they’ll have a lot more space to do their own thing and so that will really be the next logical step.
“The research was commissioned by the New Zealand Land Survey and conducted by the University of Auckland.
“They are finding that they are not really getting a return on their investment in their home, and they don’t want to have to buy another one just to make up the difference.” “
I think it’s an opportunity to actually have a smaller house, because I think people are finding themselves very frustrated with owning their home,” he told the New York Times.
“They are finding that they are not really getting a return on their investment in their home, and they don’t want to have to buy another one just to make up the difference.”
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that around one in three homes in Australia are tiny, but Dr Miller believes that number is likely to be much higher.
He said he was “surprised” by the number he received from buyers in New England.
“People who buy these houses are very happy with them.
They say that they have lived in their houses for years, they love them,” he explained.
I think that if you look at the statistics of the people who buy the tiny homes, they are very, very happy. “
However, I also find it worrying, that people who are buying tiny homes in other parts of the world are also getting these results, so I would like to know what is the real impact of that.”
I think that if you look at the statistics of the people who buy the tiny homes, they are very, very happy.
“Their kids are happy, their neighbours are happy and so it is a bit surprising to me that the numbers are getting quite so high.”
Dr Mertz said the research showed that the average house size in Australia is now just over 1,000 square metres.
“What we need to do is really think about where we are going to be living in the next five to 10 years and the future of housing in Australia,” he warned.
“And that is really what is driving these trends.”