While the great Australian dream has always been to own your own home, the other great Aussie dream is to have a holiday block where you can disappear into the bush or the sand dunes and just get away from it all for a while.

These days, it’s not just a shack people are opting for, but something with all the comforts of a home away from home. Enter the kit home; grander than a caravan and much less expensive than a conventional home.

More and more Australians are realising the benefits of kit homes as holiday retreats and here are ten good reasons why:

  • Comfort – a kit home is far more spacious, modern and comfortable than a caravan and, unlike a caravan, doesn’t need to be towed to and from your block every time you go on holiday.
  • Price – if you do it yourself, you can save as much as 40% on the price of a conventional build. Even by engaging tradespeople, you can still save thousands of dollars.
  • Access – because kit homes are transported ready to assemble in just one or two truckloads, they can be delivered to all but the most inaccessible locations and assembled on site.
  • Terrain – kit homes are much more adaptable to blocks with sloping or uneven terrain. As kit homes are designed to your requirements, they can be split level, pole homes, or whatever design is best suited to your little piece of paradise.
  • Energy efficient – these days kit homes are built with energy efficiency in mind, and can have much lower running costs than a traditional home.
  • Eco friendly – If your holiday block is in an environmentally sensitive area, a kit home has much less impact than a conventional build. It sits lightly on the landscape and can even be designed to blend in with its surroundings.
  • Safety – kit homes are usually constructed from termite resistant materials and are built to be cyclone resistant in tropical areas. They can also be fitted with all the safety features of a traditional home, so your property is secure when you’re not there.
  • Investment – if you ever decide to sell your holiday block, having a kit home on it will dramatically increase the selling price.
  • Income – many people rent out their holiday homes when they are not using them. This can be an excellent source of income, which can pay the running costs when you’re not there and even ultimately pay for your kit home itself.
  • Retirement – because a kit home has all the mod cons of a traditional home, it makes a perfect retirement home when you decide you’re ready to leave the city behind for good.

So if you own a holiday block and roughing it under the stars is not for you, check out the huge range of kit homes now being manufactured. There‘s guaranteed to be one that’s just right for your pocket, your lifestyle and your idea of the perfect holiday getaway.

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