Melbourne are providing Tiny Homes to help rehouse the homeless

The new project is aiming to break the cycle of homelessness by installing Tiny Homes on vacant government land.

The homlessness epidemic continues to grow at an alarming rate, with many people living without security or protection. With limited safe housing options, many are forced to survive on the streets, increasing the chances of staying in the cycle.

To combat this, a new initiative run by Melbourne independent community agency, Launch Housing has created a simple, but innovative idea to provide safe, permanent housing for people in need of a home. 

Sitting on 60-90 square metre plots, the homes stay true to the tiny home structure - being 20 square metres inside, and nine square metre covered balconies at the front and back of the building.

Arriving predominantly pre-built, the homes are hoisted onto the plots from a crane and then placed, with few additions needing to be made. 

Image credit: Launch Housing

Since recently launching, the company has created six tiny homes in Melbourne's inner-west suburbs, with the new residents already living in them and adding their personal touches to make it their home.

Built on a large suburban block, the area is also fenced encouraging residents to bring their pets, with ample space for them to run around in safety.

The $9 million project is funded by The Victorian Property Fund along with the philanthropists at Launch Housing, in hopes to build more tiny homes for rehabilitation. 

As the six existing homes have shown success, the agency has recently been approved to build another 57 homes for the homeless. 

Main image credit: Launch Housing

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