COVID-19 sparks rush to build home offices in downsizing communities
Home offices are becoming the new must-have for Australian downsizers, in line with the COVID-19 ‘30 second commute’ trend and improved digital proficiency and workforce participation among older Australians.
Developers are reporting increased demand for study nooks and multi-purpose rooms, to allow downsizers to work from home, catch-up with friends and family online or enjoy a hobby.
“I think COVID will create a bit of a frameshift with our customers about working from home,” said Lifestyle Communities CEO James Kelly.
“This is all due to the fact that employers have had demonstrated to them in no uncertain terms that employees can be just as productive, if not even more when working from home.