An Australian couple who run a construction company built a series of beautiful ‘mini Hamptons-inspired houses’ after noticing a high demand for people asking for smaller off-grid properties to live a simpler life.
Kirsten and Dave York, out Mini Hamptons, said they knew they were on to something when they realized that people in the middle of nowhere wanted to live in smaller buildings, but didn’t necessarily compromise on style.
The result are countless stylish little houses with a trendy ‘Hamptons’ exterior and luxurious fixtures and accessories inside.
“We wanted to challenge the perception that luxury living was only for the wealthy and designed the mini Hamptons so that every inch of the compact home felt elegant with quality finishes,” Kirsten told FEMAIL.
A couple running a construction company built a series of beautiful ‘mini Hamptons-inspired houses’ (one of Kirsten and Dave York’s houses in the photo)
Kirsten and Dave York, of Mini Hamptons, said they knew that people wanted to live in smaller, more sustainable buildings, but didn’t want to compromise on style (one of their houses in the photo)
The result are countless stylish little houses with a trendy ‘Hamptons’ exterior and luxurious fittings and accessories on the inside (pictured inside).
“We usually build beautiful homes for our customers, so we wanted to create an equally nice offering for the” small home “and” grandma flat “market and provide a secondary housing solution that was not only a compliment, but also the profile of the primary home . ‘
The Yorks have designed several ‘mini Hamptons’ properties – ranging from a studio (priced at $ 112,500 + GST) to a three-bedroom house ($ 143,800 + GST).
Many of the small houses have extra luxurious touches, including The English Tap Company crockery, Smeg appliances, Caestarstone counter tops, oak floors, double glazing and full insulation.
“We made mini Hamptons packages to cater to anyone looking for luxurious little living situations,” explains Kirsten.
“You can have a studio, a bedder, two bedder, three bedder and even a movable” mini me “house.”
The couple have said they have noticed more and more young people who want to go off-grid but still own a house (photo: one of their tiny houses, starting from $ 112,500)
“We created mini Hamptons packages to cater to anyone looking for luxurious little living situations,” Kirsten explained (interior shown)
All the small houses have stylish terraces so that people who live there can sit and enjoy the morning or evening sun (pictured terrace)
How big are the small houses?
* STUDIO: 10 m long x 3.5 m wide, with a 1.5 m deck.
* ONE AND TWO BEDS: 11 m long x 3.7 m wide, with a 2 m deck (one beder has more living space).
* THREE BEDS: 10 m long x 6 m wide, with a 2 m deck.
* LITTLE ME: 6.5 m long x 2.45 m wide.
Since Dave and Kirsten dipped their toes in the small housing market, they haven’t regretted it.
“It was so exciting to be involved in the movement,” said Kirsten.
“It’s so great that Aussies no longer want to be financial prisoners, pay off large mortgages that limit them from travel or other luxuries, but they can still live sustainably, stylishly and with less stress.”
Many of the people who buy the mini Hamptons homes are first home buyers, as are older parents who want to live near their grandchildren, and artists who want an ‘inspiring’ studio.
“The difference between our small houses and other small houses is that this is the complete package with all the basics,” said Kirsten.
“All you have to do with this is turn the keys in the door.”
The properties vary from a studio to a one, two and three beds and a ‘mini me home’ (interior of a small house in the photo)
For those concerned about their carbon footprint, the good news is that the mini Hamptons house was created with the environmentally conscious in mind (interior shown)
They are made with Colorbond steel and an environmentally friendly hemp insulation in the wall system (interior shown)
For those concerned about their carbon footprint, the good news is that the mini Hamptons house was created with the environmentally conscious in mind.
“Each exterior of a mini-Hamptons is made from durable, recyclable Colorbond steel and an environmentally friendly hemp insulation in the wall system to ensure we make a positive environmental impact,” said Kirsten.
The homes are also designed to be fully self-sufficient so that the owners can operate off-grid and ‘have a positive impact on the world around them’.
Dave and Kirsten said there are many small life benefits, including flexibility and getting on the ladder without spending a lot of money (bathroom shown)
Once you have purchased your small home, the structural elements, panels and furniture are loaded onto a truck and delivered to you before being secured to your land (interior shown)
“There are so many benefits to living small,” Kirsten added.
“From financial freedom and flexibility to realizing the dream of offering your own home without luggage, so many people never go back.”
Once you have bought your small home, the structural elements, panels and furniture are loaded onto a truck and delivered to you before being secured to your land.
This generally takes about five weeks in total.