POTENTIAL home owners in Australia appear to be gravitating towards
smaller dwellings ... and the once humble caravan is
That's the view of New South Wales property stylists Vault Interiors who
claim that soaring prices are the main driving factor of a shift towards
the "tiny home phenomenon".
Director and principal stylist Justine Wilson said
there had been an emerging trend over the past year towards modernised and
And she predicts caravans are set to become a dominating trend across
Australia with more and more caravans now being rented out to earn extra
"Caravans embrace as many multi-functional areas as possible," she said.
sleeping places and storage cubes can be used for seating
"For example, having a bed with storage underneath, dining tables that can
be converted into extra sleeping spaces and storage cubes that can be used
“Earning extra income from unused caravans is a no brainer – it's the same
as renting out an extra car you don't use, or putting your apartment up
for Airbnb while you're overseas.
"I think people are just starting to realise this is a smart idea – not to
mention there's actually so many fun things you can do to style up and
modernise a caravan."
Ms Wilson said people should not be intimidated by the small space.
She shared her top four benefits to owning and doing up your own caravan:
* Earn extra income: Do you own a caravan and are there times of the
year you don’t use it? Why not rent it out instead! Renting out your
caravan will allow you to make some extra money for your next tiny home
and caravan adventure.
* Get back to the earth: With a smaller sized home, you are able to save
extensively on your electricity and water. You can even go the extra mile
by adding solar panels to your caravan to completely erase the need to
connect to electricity.
* Complete freedom: Without the need for council approvals and a
completely moveable structure, caravans allow you to pick up and go on
holidays whenever you like – the ultimate convenience. Or perhaps you’re
not getting so many keen renters, so simply move to a better location
where the demand will be higher.
* De-clutter your life: Owning and/or living in a caravan forces you to
de-clutter your life, within the caravan and beyond. By decreasing your
home size dramatically, you have to ensure what you keep are things that
you need and use regularly.