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Embrace a small house design

As a leader in building, Smart Footprint Homes have developed an extensive range of innovative and custom house designs to suit your lifestyle.

Our small home designs are a perfect fit for narrow lots, dual occupancy, infill development and more. With a focus on liveability and clever use of space, our contemporary designs will bring your dreams to life.

With a long history and substantial experience in the Newcastle, Port Stephens and Central Coast regions, the design and build process with us is stress-free and as straightforward as possible. Talk to our friendly sales consultants for more information about designs, inclusions and detailed home pricing.

Newcastle Small Home Builders

At Smart Footprint Homes we are passionate about designing homes that enlarge your life, not your footprint. We want to design and build affordable homes that are efficient with space, low maintenance, eco-friendly, flexible, and have architectural merit. These are our guiding principles, which we hold every design against before releasing it to a client. As part of this, in all our work we aim to:

We believe that building small doesn’t mean you have to forego any of the comforts and luxuries of a normal home. To prove this, we have selected the premium options from all suppliers as our standard inclusions on all of our builds. Working with our team means you truly are getting the best quality available for your living spaces.

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Smart Footprint Homes are the innovators in small lot homes.

Small homes are about smart and efficient use of space without sacrificing the features of a standard home. They place a high importance on thoughtful design rather than size and provide a practical solution to many of the problems facing Australian families and individuals trying to enter into the housing market.

With lower mortgages, reduced running and maintenance costs, and a much smaller environmental footprint, small homes are the smart choice for the next generation who no longer want to live in the ‘McMansions’ of the past. Suitable for first home buyers, investors and downsizers alike, small homes are gaining momentum across the world for their innovation, minimalism and style.

Small homes have benefits for every stage of life, and they aren’t just financial. They create freedom, encourage conscious living and are increasingly meeting the needs of our changing lifestyles.

In New South Wales the standard maximum of most granny flats size is 60 square metres and that is the size a granny flat builder would use for their designs. Small homes are classified as a type of primary dwelling between 90-150 square metres, which is bigger than a standard granny flat.

Small homes are classified as dwellings between 90-150 square metres and are not to be confused with the trending ‘tiny house movement’. While there aren’t any official statistics on the average sizes of tiny houses, generally a tiny house would be thought of as a dwelling that is 37m² or less.

Ready to Build Your Small Home Design?

Let’s turn your aspirations into the home you’ve always envisioned. Contact us today for a consultation – because your dream home deserves nothing less than perfection.

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