Australians think their gardens are too big

The Australian dream of a quarter acre block isn’t dead, but it is changing, the results of a UniSA study show.

The study, which surveyed four Adelaide suburbs to investigate householders’ preferences for block size and garden availability, found 80 per cent of people still want enough outdoor space for a barbecue and to entertain friends. However, large blocks with swimming pools and vegetable gardens are of little consequence in most people’s choice of housing.

Study author, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning Jon Kellett, surveyed 374 households. He says while large blocks are overwhelmingly the preference for families with children, more generally the size of garden required is an issue about which opinion seems to be changing.

Read more at University of South Australia