Farinah Husodo
Farinah Husodo

Farinah is a practicing architect in Melbourne, Australia. She served in the building and construction industry for 15 years. 

Her passion is to help homeowners design their dream homes using Future Home Design concept.

What is the right type of home for you and your family?

Have you been looking hard for the right type of home for you and your family? Do the homes you visited on the open home inspection and display home centre suit you and your family’s needs?


Does this sound like you?

  • Are you a family where you have to look after your aging parents or in-laws? You want them to live near you but you also want to give them an independent lifestyle and privacy.
  • Are you a single person or a couple who is tired of renting but can’t afford to buy the 4-bedroom home you are told to buy because it has better resale value?
  • Are you a retiree who lives in a 2-storey, 4-bedroom family home that doesn’t suit your current and future lifestyle? You want to downsize but can’t find anything suitable in the market that is not as small as an apartment or a 2-storey townhouse.
  • Maybe you are two extended families who can’t afford to buy two separate family homes. You wish you can combine your resources to buy one house, and live under the same roof without compromising on your family relationship and privacy.

You’ll be surprised to know that these are common needs in most families and individuals that I get to hear about as an architect in recent years. It is also what seemed to be the recent housing market demands and trends.

Unlike other trends, this trend will not go away. In fact, with our current economic situation and how our society evolved, this demand might increase.

We live in an aging society where most families will have to look after their aging parents who prefer to age gracefully at home. Our housing and property market also has gone up so much that the younger generation will end up staying longer at home because of the housing affordability issue. The downsizers and retirees needed to move out of the family home that doesn’t serve their current and future aging life.

But where can they go to find the right home for themselves and their family?

It is a tough decision that many homeowners, like yourself, are facing in recent years.


What are the resources available for you?

As an architect, the awareness of homeowners’ needs in this area, propelled me to search for clever and innovative home designs. I described some of the ways you can future-proof your home in my book ‘Future Home Design’.

The generic home design that you see in magazines or house plan templates will not work for your situation if you are a homeowner like what we described above.

You know you needed to do something about your current situation. You have tried the market and couldn’t find anything suitable. In the meantime, your need and your family’s needs are getting more apparent.

You have been stuck in your indecision for many years…

Unfortunately, indecision doesn’t make your needs or problem go away.

If that resonates with your situation, there is hope and help available.

We have seen many homeowners get unstuck when they are clear on their goals and options. They can move forward and make decisions with confidence, knowing they won’t make a mistake that they will regret.

Book a FREE, no obligation, clarity call with us. We would love to help you map out your home project blueprint. We will assess your goals and the options you can take to get you unstuck!

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