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Traditional building costs

Same Day Granny Flats is your affordable solution to traditional building that can save you tens of thousands of dollers in building cost. Below is the actual cost to build a DA approved 60sqm granny flat on the Central Coast NSW (Central Coast Council and local tradesmen fees in 2021)

Description Cost
Site survey
$1,100
Application fees
$395
Engineer fees
$650
Building survey set out
$900
Long service levy
$480
Sewer inspection
$181
Home warranty
$1,420
Certifier fees
$1,942
Plans & BASIX
$1,700
Bush fire report
$715
Water & sewer contribution
$4,885
Council contribution fee
$7,161
Council DA fee
$715
TOTAL
$22,243

Caravans/Tiny House Regulations & Council Approval

Although occupying Tiny Homes across Australia is becoming more main stream, there are no specific regulation Australia wide and rules for living in caravans varies between different local councils and states. If you are planning on purchasing one of our caravans, we recommend having a chat with us and your local council.

The Same Day Granny Flats unique difference.

We manufacture our own trailers, specifically designed to suit our range of tiny homes. This means that our tiny homes are no longer dwellings and are classified as a caravan. Our trailers are 100% Australian made, comply with the Australian Design Rules and are built to the VSB1.

Coupling your Same Day Granny Flat on one of our trailers can minimise any hurdles that typically come with traditional council approvals.

In NSW, You may be able to install one of our Same Day Granny Flats caravans on your property without local council approval due to the NSW State Legislation (Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camp Grounds and Moveable Dwellings Regulation 2021, in particular, subdivision 3, section 77). Some councils require an application/approval to connect to sewer mains or to connect to septic.
You can view the legislation here.

Outside of NSW, you do not need council approval to park a caravan on your property, although councils can limit the amount of time you can occupy a caravan. This time limit will vary from council to council.

Victoria has recently released their own policy which is the Dependent Person’s Unit.
More information can be found here.

In WA, the shire of Esperance sees Tiny Homes as an affordable and sustainable way to live and are currently supporting the development of Tiny Homes in their Local Planning Policy.
More information can be found here.

And remember, if your local council isn’t familiar with the tiny house term, use caravan instead.

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