Do you have an acreage block? And do you know how to design your new home or renovation to make the most of it?
An acreage block is a minimum 4,000m2, but can also be significantly bigger.
Acreage homes can cover a lot of different types. It can be a single acre in a suburban area where large lots are the norm … right through to a regional or remote area, where there’s thousands and thousands of acres of a working property, with a home situated on it.
Through Undercover Architect, I’ve had the benefit of working with many regional clients, both here and overseas. And I also live on acreage myself, in the Byron Hinterland.
Over the years, and especially from my own personal experience of living in our current home, I’ve learnt that acreage homes are a really different experience of design and living.
There’s different ways to consider how they’re arranged, and how they’re used, and what functionality they need, that can vary from your normal suburban home. Even when they’re in a suburban area.
However there are consistent challenges and opportunities when it comes to designing for an acreage block that are worth being aware of to get great outcomes.
In this episode, I discuss the key challenges to contend with when designing for an acreage block of land. I also explain the opportunities that are available, and how to maximise them.
And, I take you 10 key questions to ask about your acreage block, and the home you’re building or renovating on it. These questions will help you create a home that suits your land, and creates a great outcome for your lifestyle.
Whether choosing a home off the plan, building a custom designed home, or renovating and extending your existing one, there are certain things to know so you can make the most of your acreage block.
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LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
In this Spotlight, I worked with these homeowners to help them honour their home’s history, and give it the chance to live on for many more generations >>> https://undercoverarchitect.com/spotlight-celebration-family-history-working-cattle-property/
This is a pavilion home for a family of 5 on an acreage property (with work-from-home flexibility as well) >>> https://undercoverarchitect.com/spotlight-pavilion-home-family-5/