It’s true, in Australia bigger is better (home sizes, that is)

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Well it seems all those Netflix series on tiny homes and minimalist living hasn’t put a dint in Australia’s love of large homes.

According to recent research from CommSec, Australians are building the biggest houses in the world – averaging 235.8 square metres. And we’re bucking the trend, with even US average house sizes shrinking in recent years.⠀

And it’s not just house sizes, with even the size of the average Australian apartment increasing by 6 percent over the past year, hitting a decade high of 136.8 square metres.

The latest increase in house sizes has been put down to the effects of the pandemic – with us all spending more time at home, and craving our own space more than ever!

We think it could also have something to do with #theblock effect creating demand for butler’s pantries, mud rooms and home theatres.⠀

What do you think? Are you dreaming of a bigger home, or could you handle something smaller?

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