“It has been nearly 12 months coming but the Wayfarer Tiny Show Home is now open and available for viewing” says, Shaye Gardiner, the incredibly talented and proud interior designer of the show model home.
The company was started in October 2016 when Managing Director, Andy McCutcheon’s role as ‘Head of Digital’ for a leading healthcare manufacturer was made redundant two weeks before the birth of their daughter.
“It was an extremely difficult time – neither of us was working and we were living on a line of credit that was quickly running out.” “Eventually we were forced to seek financial assistance from Centrelink and through that experience I was accepted into the Government’s New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) and was able to progress an idea I had for sustainable housing,” says Andy.
The initial concept for the design was literally scratched out on a paper napkin and through the process of ‘six degrees of separation’ Andy was introduced to Architect, Adam Cameron, who put the initial concept drawings together.
From those initial drawings, Andy was able to attract other businesses to his cause and began forming a consortium of local companies with passionate owners who were humbled by Andy’s vision and passion for sustainable housing, imparting knowledge and product specific expertise allowing the product to progress very quickly and very professionally.
Today, over twenty multi-national companies partner with Wayfarer Tiny Home Pty Ltd to bring to market the latest in design, construction and environmental technologies in order to address serious issues of homelessness and housing affordability in Australia.