From Airbnb to tiny homes on trailers: Short-term accommodation booming in regional SA – ABC News

It was the skyrocketing demand for short-term accommodation that first prompted Amanda and Tim Hogg to list their family home on Airbnb and move into a caravan.

Now, the boom in regional tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic has helped them take their business even further.

“We have built tiny homes that are on trailers so they are not a permanent fixture in the ground, and they can be moved,” Amanda Hogg said.

“We can place them on private properties, and take them off if we need to, but we can also have ocean views at a small cost.”

The pair has been working with local landholders to secure locations for their off-grid homes.

The first tiny home built by Amanda and Tim Hogg on the Eyre Peninsula.(Supplied: Tim and Amanda Hogg)

Their first tiny, sustainable house is called Yambara, meaning “out of sight” in the local Barngarla language, and overlooks Sleaford Bay and the Port Lincoln National Park.

“There’s not a lot in that higher-end accommodation field, and we really wanted to target that market,” Ms Hogg said.

‘I’ve never had a year like this’

The owner of accommodation booking service Visit Port Lincoln, Di Dennis, believes the high tourist demand will continue.

“I’ve been doing this for 20 odd years, and I’ve never had a year like this,” Ms Dennis said.

Di Dennis says people are buying properties specifically to rent them short-term.(ABC News: Dylan Smith)

The pandemic has brought a rise in the number of people listing their properties for short-term rental during busy periods.

“I’ve had in the last week… five new people …….


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This tiny house in Vaughan is for sale for a whopping $11 million – blogTO

The Ontario real estate market feels like a bad joke on a good day but when a property like 1070 Nashville Road comes up, it feels like that joke went a bit too far. 

Listed for $11,280,000 is this two-bedroom, one-bathroom bungalow with a two car garage. 

Now it’s safe to assume that the home itself isn’t worth $11 million because there aren’t even shots of the interior of the house. 

However, the listing does mention a relatively new geothermal furnace and roof, so there’s a chance it’s livable. It also apparently has a “galley kitchen and granite counters” but again none of that is even remotely worth its obscene price tag. 

As the …….


Raleigh City Council approves the use of tiny homes – WTVD-TV

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — In a unanimous vote, the Raleigh city council approved the use of tiny homes in city limits.

“This is a major step forward, and I would be happy to second your motion council member (Jonathan) Melton,” said Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin.

Baldwin is a leader in pushing for this project for several years to help with affordable housing in the area.

Dexter Tillett is co-owner of Tiny Homes Raleigh

“For me, the reason why I started this company is to make an impact in Raleigh with affordable housing,” Tillett said.

Up until now, Tiny Homes Raleigh has primarily been only building accessory dwelling units (ADUs), which are placed in the back of an already exist…….