Competition

The SMALL HOME BIG LIFE competition aims to promote the small house trend. All students completing first year building design or architecture at TAFE or University in 2016 are offered the opportunity to participate in this trend by designing and presenting their proposal for a small house that is innovative, functional, energy efficient and build-able. Prizes include a Mac Book Pro, Ipad Mini, BDAV Student Memberships, 12 month subscription to Sanctuary – Australia’s premier magazine dedicated to sustainable house design and Small Home Big Life media partner, and many more great prizes!

Small house design requires careful attention be paid to how occupants are likely to live, move through and use their small home. Consideration must given to how the small space will be furnished, where belongings will be stored, how guests will be accommodated and, most importantly, how a smaller-than-normal space can be made to feel inviting rather than confining.

All students completing first year building design or architecture at TAFE or University in 2016 are invited to take up the challenge to design either an XXSmall home or XSmall home and enter the small home BIG LIFE 2017 competition. To register or for more information, visit  smallhomebiglife.com.au.

If you are as excited about small houses as we are, sign our petition here to change planning policy so more small houses can be built.