My articles on cheap and affordable housing always get interest and feedback. Seems to be a big topic. Recent polling with younger people showed that it was their top issue and unfortunately did not become an election issue.
One option gaining popularity is the Small House Movement. This article shows ten properties around Australia currently for sale under $100,000. At the bottom of the article is the link to a short video on the small house movement.
1. Private beach box ($88,000)
Address: 159 Rosebud Foreshore, Rosebud VIC
Make every summer a pleasure with this boat shed in on the Rosebud foreshore. Rarely do these tightly held beach boxes hit the market, so here’s your chance to own one and make it entirely your own.
2. Former St. Davids Presbyterian church ($55,000)
Address: 4 Fairy Street, Abercorn QLD
Situated in Abercorn, this lovely timber building with its original pulpit is within cooee of Queensland’s naturally beautiful North Burnett. And yes, the street is really named “Fairy Street” to add to its whimsy and charm.
3. Nautical themed houseboat ($75,000)
Address: North Narooma NSW
This new purpose built houseboat is ready for lazy weekends or extended stays. Features include open plan living and a rooftop deck reached by a built-in staircase.
4. An old masonic hall ($85,000)
Address: 24 Reed Street, Murrayville VIC
Originally the Murrayville Masonic Hall, this is an impressive property offering a unique opportunity to snap up an alternative living space. Featuring huge rooms with 4.2-metre ceilings, the property holds all kinds of possibilities for the creative-minded.
5. Uniquely shaped dwelling ($95,000)
Unique in its shape, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom villa is set within a relaxed coastal caravan park. Close to Melros Beach and a short stroll from the Estuary, you can take advantage of the exclusive access to a swimming pool, undercover BBQ area, tennis court, and playground.
6. Caravelle houseboat ($60,000 – $70,000)
Address: Caravelle Houseboat, Yelta VIC
Dreaming of summer holidays on the river? Then this fully furnished six-berth houseboat could be for you. It’s powered by a Mercury 50Hp outboard engine and includes a kitchen with upright stove and fridge. Oh, and did we mention there’s an impressive upper deck? (BYO shade cloth!)
7. Former anglican church ($55,000)
Situated in the heart of the Katandra West township, here’s a golden opportunity to buy this former Anglican church. The property has lead light arched windows and a large open living zone. A general store and primary school are located in Shepparton 20 minutes away.
8. Rustic off-grid retreat ($80,000)
Address: 15 Crown Street, Urbenville NSW
Care to try out what life is like off grid? This little property located in the heart of Urbenville has a bedroom and a rustic, camp-style kitchen. Other features include, satellite television, a small solar system, and a generator with mains power available. Cute, right?
9. Adorable tiny abode ($89,990)
Address: 81a Officers Lane, Koroit VIC
This modest home can be moved to whereever you please. So, imagine plonking it in your dream location, growing a garden around it and relaxing on the porch.
10. Beachfront boatshed ($68,000)
This is your chance to own an iconic piece of prestigious North Beach, Mount Martha and enjoy the sunshine, sea, and sand (well, in a few months, anyway).