Larger homes with fewer occupants have a bigger energy and heating demand.
Improving the housing conditions of the most marginalised people among us is an important biosecurity measure for the whole community.
Tens of thousands of New Zealanders don't have secure or adequate accommodation – so how can they safely self-isolate in NZ's lockdown? But there are solutions – and here's where to start.
A new analysis shows an economic downturn due to COVID-19 will dramatically increase rental stress for people with insecure or casual work.
Creating a simple, sustainable home isn't as easy as it sounds. But with some planning and hard work, it can be an exciting and fulfilling journey.
Long before a fire season that destroyed 3,500 homes, more than 100,000 Australians were homeless. If only we showed the same urgency and innovation in housing them as we did for bushfire victims.
Gentrification often leads to the eviction of poor and largely racialized populations. When a university campus drives the change, they can choose to do something about it.
Earth-covered houses are not only highly fire-resistant, but sustainable features such as off-grid power and water supplies could also be life-saving in a bushfire.
The homes of the future will be zero-carbon and energy efficient. We asked experts to give us the tour.
The proposed law does little to give people confidence in the apartments they buy. And it utterly neglects the role of architects and on-site inspections in delivering sound buildings.
Residents need the necessary support to adapt their homes and make collective decisions about flood prevention.
More older Australians are carrying housing debt later in life, or not owning homes at all, but lack suitable alternatives to the family home. The result is lower incomes in retirement.
About 4% of Australian housing stock has been or is listed on Airbnb. The number of listings continues to grow, with a shift towards more professional managers of listed properties.
While a majority of householders over 55 have thought about downsizing, only one in four have done it. What's stopping them? Most simply can't find a home in the right place that meets their needs.
One in four Australian households now rent their homes in the private rental market. Flexibility and lifestyle are key reasons some choose to rent even if they can afford to buy a home.
Tracing politicians' use of the term 'housing crisis' reveals it came into common use only in recent years, and then only by opposition MPs. Governments prefer to frame the issues differently.
The regulation of student accommodation varies between different providers.
The Conversation's 2020 economic survey points to a dismal year, with no progress on many of the key measures that matter for Australians and an increase in the unemployment rate.
Nearly half of apartment residents are now families with children whose quality of life suffers if their neighbourhoods don't provide the spaces and activities they need to thrive.
Buyers pay more for a home they know has a good energy rating. That's worth an extra 2.4-9.4% in the only part of Australia where energy ratings must be disclosed at the time of sale.