Stroud Homes Options for Downsizers and Empty Nesters

Stroud Homes Options for Downsizers and Empty Nesters

Advantages of smaller home designs

Downsizers or Empty nesters (which are parents whose children have grown up and left home) usually want to live in a smaller home in order to free up some time, and possibly some cash too.

Having a smaller home and block usually requires less time to clean and maintain, as well as often being more conveniently located closer to shops and other conveniences.

“Downsizers can gain a financial advantage when transferring from a larger property to a smaller property,” explains Stroud Homes Port Macquarie builder Joel Freeman.

“In the case of older, retired couples, this financial advantage can sometimes be key in underpinning their financial security throughout their golden years.”

Handover day
Happy new home owners Jim & Marilyn

Stroud Homes smaller home designs

Stroud Homes Port Macquarie has a variety of options in the smaller home category.

Whether it’s a two of three bedroom design that can fit on smaller blocks, or possibly a shared living arrangement like granny flats, there are plenty of options to choose from on the company’s website.

The plans feature clever design solutions that will save on space, while keeping a strong focus on practicality and aesthetics. Browse through a selection of our small home designs:

A selection of our smaller home designs:

Ask Yourself This:

Before deciding to sell off your current property in order to downsize, there a few questions you should ask yourself, says Joel:

  • How much are you going to get for your existing home?
  • How much are you prepared to spend on your new home?
  • Where are you planning to live on while building your new home?
  • Are you open to rent for a period of time while the new home is being built?

“We’ve had a few clients opting to get a caravan or camper and doing some travelling while their house is being built,” adds Joel.

Paddington 176 Skillion Façade
The Paddington 183 Skillion Façade

Affordable Designs

Stroud Homes Port Macquarie’s smaller house design are also the most affordable ones, and are usually around the 200 sqm mark.

Most of the home designs in the Stroud Range come in a variety of sizes, and most of the ranges includes small designs that are around the 200 sqm mark or smaller.

Whether it is the Paddington series, the Avoca series, the Wildflower series, or the Como series – they are all available in various sizes.

Como 186 Coast Façade

The Como 186 coast Façade


As a lot of people would have collected a lot of things over the years living in a bigger home, so storage in your new home can be very important when downsizing.

“Storage is a very important part of any design and a lot of ours already include a lot of storage – but we can always add more,” Joel says.

“We are very flexible with our designs,”

Kentucky 484 Brumby Walk In Wardrobe

Browse through all our designs:

Free Downsizers Seminar

Sovereign Hills Display Village invites all downsizers and empty nesters to join them at their seminar on Wednesday 31 July at 5:30pm at the Port Macquarie Golf Club 698 Ocean Drive.

The seminar aims to provide information regarding finance and lifestyle choices for the new stage in your life.



If you are interested in finding out more about Stroud Homes Port Macquarie’s smaller home designs, don’t hesitate to give Joel and the team a call on 02 6516 2233 or fill out the form below:

Joel Freeman
Joel Freeman

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