They’re a low cost investment

Designed to be built at low cost in backyards, garden flats of around 20-25sqm provide an income for homeowners and tackle the shortage of low-cost permanent housing in our communities.

It is breaking the homeless cycle

As well as increasing property value, this is a unique and clever way to help people stay in their communities and prevent homelessness. In the Blue Mountains Nepean region, we have an under-supply of small, affordable housing. There are many people in our communities who need a garden flat such as older women, older men, students, single people and even couples.

Garden flats can help pay off the mortgage

At around half the price of traditional 60sqm granny flats, garden flats are an affordable way for home owners to create a long-term income stream that can relieve mortgage stress or supplement retirement funds.

Finding a tenant

There are two options for someone wanting to rent out their garden flat. One is to rent it out privately with a real estate agent.

The second option is to rent a garden flat through Wentworth Community Housing to people experiencing or at homelessness. If you want to rent your garden flat to someone who has experienced homelessness, Wentworth has a limited number of incentive packages. 

Visit www.wentworth.org.au/heading-home.html.

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