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Redefining Multigenerational Living in Australia

  • by   Elite Portables
  • 01 Feb 2022
  • Blog

While Australia’s elderly care sector has experienced tremendous growth in the last decade, it is interesting to note that just before the Covid-19 crisis, about 25% of Australia was living in a multigenerational household. 40% of children in their early 20’s and 20% of those in their late 20’s were living at home. What these numbers indicate is that many Australians are choosing to live under the same roof as parents and grandparents.

Families Coming Together During Crisis

With Covid-19 proving to be a global crisis which has transformed the way that we all live, a major shift has occurred in the way Australian families have come together to support each other. Multigenerational living using portable buildings and granny flats has become more popular due to the many advantages that come with it.

Saving Money as a Unit

Australian families have chosen to move past a typically western centric notion where different generations of a family live separately. By expanding current properties with granny flats and custom-built portable extensions, families are saving large quantities of money monthly.

Being able to live together and share the load of running a house also makes life a lot easier during difficult times.

Impact on Mental Health

Many psychologists agree that there are significant mental health benefits to multigenerational living. Not only does it preserve the cognitive abilities of elderly family members, keeping dementia and other cognitive disorders at bay, but also creates a nurturing environment for younger children who benefit from the irreplaceable life experience and wisdom of family members significantly older than them.

A Support Structure Like No Other

While popular culture is flooded with images of dysfunctional families who can’t stand to be around each other, the reality is that in a time when multiple generations are facing uncertainty and emotional hardship, multigenerational living has proven itself invaluable.

By extending the living space to accommodate older members of the family, children returning to live with parents, and to embrace multigenerational living, Australians guarantee themselves a support structure that is stronger than mere friendships and acquaintances.

Room for Everyone to Grow

At Elite Portables, we have years of experience advising and assisting Queensland families who choose multigenerational living. Our design and manufacturing experts have an instinct for the right combination of privacy, shared areas and quality within the desired budget. Our carefully crafted process ensures that we take the needs of every generation in your household into account.

Bringing the Family Together with Portable Housing

At Elite Portables, we understand that family is everything. We know that parents need all the support they can get, that grandparents are an invaluable source of wisdom and that nothing lifts the mood quite like the laughter of children. We take pride in bringing together the best of every generation under one roof. When it comes to fortifying the modern Australian family, going back to the roots might be the perfect way to do it.


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