Mates, there is no place like home; and no place cozier than a good, safe, secure home. The great Aussie dream that owning a house with a backyard on a plot of half a hectare. And not as a rental, but a property. However, if you really like the Aussie country, luckily you can find your home there. But before you move to your new home in Australia, you need to be able to cope with the Aussie terms or local lingo (language).
You have heard right that Straya’s spoken language is so exciting. Whether or not that is the case, it is up to you when you live out there. Still, one thing is for sure: You will pick up Australian slang sooner than you thought, mainly because we are now sharing a bunch of slang with you, so you push in and get there, no one won’t believe that you have just arrived and you will feel right at “Home” on the first day!
Indeed, there are Australian words, and they also have their slang. The following are some of the unique but common words and phrases related to “Home” that can only be heard by those who live in the land of kangaroos.
Mates, here you can discover the Australian Glossary with the main terms related to the home, property, real estate world, and their most common definition. The most searched times by our users: home, real estate, kitchen, rent, buy, apartment, house, flat, bedroom, building amnesty, etc.
- Cubby house: Small, usually timber, home in the garden used as a children’s plaything;
- Main house: Home where you establish your usual home;
- Dunny: Outside lavatory, indicates a bathroom or an outside toilet;
- Dero: Tramp, hobo, homeless person;
- Garbo: Garbage collector;
- Farmhouse: Form of tourism that consists of staying at a farm;
- Veg out: Relax in front of the TV;
- Accommodations: Home, home: search, give, find housing popular housing;
- Body: Sale made regardless of the actual measures of the property;
- Matilda: A blanket roll carried by a swagman;
- Dwelling: Building, or part of it, where a house, dwelling live: a modest, luxurious home;
- Flat: Set of rooms and services that make up an independent house inside a building;
- Manchester: Household linen, such as sheets, etc.;
- Kitchen Bench: A kitchen counter;
- Chippy: Carpenter;
- Dog’s breakfast: A mess;
- Chrissy: Christmas;
- Furniture: Object or set of objects used to furnish a room street furniture;
- Milko: Milk home delivery person;
- Esky: A large insulated container to store food or drink for picnics or barbie, etc.;
- Attic: The lowest habitable floor of a building, generally set back from the facade;
- Grannie flat: A separate living accommodation what is attached to the home, in a separate building in the back of the home;
- Tea: Dinner;
- Gurgler: Drain;
- Flatmate: Roommate;
- Shit house: Toilet, lavatory;
- Assignment of accommodation: Right to receive delivery of public residential housing or housing cooperative;
- Sleepout: House verandah converted to a bedroom;
- Station: A big farm or grazing property;
- Fremantle Doctor: The cooling evening breeze that arrives in Perth from the direction of Freo;
- Cockroach: A person from New South Wales;
- Crow eater: A person from South Australia;
- Lounge Room: A living room;
- Air con: Air conditioning/conditioner;
- Rumpus Room: A family room or recreation room;
- The Toaster: The Bennelong Apartments building, Also known as the “Toaster-Building”, next to the Opera House in Sydney;
- Footpath: Sidewalk;
- Rellie/Relo: A relative or family member;
- Dutch Wife: Mattress;
- White Goods: Large electrical appliances, for example, refrigerators, Big TV, washing machines, etc.;
- Ensuite: Master bathroom which is attached to the master bedroom;
- Flyscreen: Window screen;
- Veranda: Porch or balcony;
- Sparky: Electrician;
- Brisvegas: Brisbane;
- City of Lights: Perth;
- Melbs: Melbourne;
- Sydneysider: Who is living in Sydney;
- Terry toweling: Terry cloth;
- Lift: An elevator;
- Powerpoint: Power or electrical outlet;
- Loo: Toilet or Restroom;
- Besser Block: A concrete block used for construction work;
- Shopping centre: Shopping centre, shopping mall;
- Bottlebrush: The native bush plants whose flowers resemble a round brush with a variation of colours;
- Fibro: Made of pressed asbestos and cement; for example, many old homes are fibrous;
- Reno: Short for renovation;
- Servo: Service, gas station;
- Secateurs: Garden shears;
- Poo man: Plumber;
- Rates: The local taxes;
- Wooden Cabin: Wood cottages in the forest area;
- Bedsit: Studio apartment which has no separate bedroom;
- Hectare: 10,000 sq metres;
- Block of Flats: A building of apartment;
- High-set: A traditional Queenslander house constructed over the ground on stumps;
- Barrow: Wheelbarrow;
- Tap: Faucet;
- Ensuite: Abathroom attached to the main bedroom (bathtub/shower, toilet, or sink);
- Clothes Hoist: Clothesline;
- Lino: Linoleum;
- Poo tickets: Toilet paper;
- Main drag: Main road, a street through a town;
- Thunder Box: Toilet;
- Ground Floor: First floor;
- Light globe: Light bulb;
- Lounge: Sofa or couch;
- Feral: Someone who lives like they are living out in the wild;
- Toot: Another term for ‘toilet’;
The Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House has become the symbol of the Australian city and one of the most emblematic monuments of the country. Its location and unique architecture make it a world-famous building. As foreseen in the competition rules, the opera house has several rooms:
- a large concert hall with the largest mechanical organ in the world;
- an opera house with more than 1,500 seats;
- three theaters of different sizes.
The initial budget of 7 million Australian dollars was ultimately 102 million. To cover the additional costs, a large public lottery was organized. Sydney Opera House has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007.
Interesting Trivia – Looking for a Home In Straya?
★ The Beauty of The Australian Homes
In Straya, to live in the neighborhoods of great cities or towns within 50 to 100 km of the coast. There are a variety of styles; from the more old-fashioned houses such as Victorians, Queen Ann, and filigree characteristics have their beaut (beauty).
The houses, as per the Queenslander way, are trendy in warmer climate areas. However, the new and modern homes are getting bigger. The average size of a new Aussie home is now 215 square meters. The most significant modish dwellings in Oz are in Sydney at over 260 square meters as per the Australian Bureau of Statistics,
★ Australian Houses Among The Most Expensive In The World
According to data from the Bank for International Settlements, house prices in Australia are among the highest in the world when compared with average income and rental expenses.
★ The Bush Houses
The Bush houses in the Australian bush all looked beautiful, welcoming, and very low in prices, especially when compared to the Metropolitan cities of Straya. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to still find houses that contain asbestos. Usually, they combined it with cement to obtain “fiber cement.”
Be careful about choosing your home. As living outside the country, there is no home delivery.
If the house you are interested in is outside a town, find out if there is a garbage collection service. Since there is no door-to-door collection, we are entitled to a pass that allows us to access the landfill for free, provided that our waste is a typical domestic waste.
If the house you want to buy or want to build is located outside the village, it is perfectly reasonable that it is not connected to the aqueduct network. You will, therefore, have a cistern for rainwater in the garden.
If you are thinking of building a house outside the nearest town, there is a possibility that you will have to pay the light poles out of your pocket to get the connection that takes around AUD 5,000 per pole. Another alternative is to get solar panels or a gasoline generator.
7 World’s Most Unique Homes In Australia
Aussie Houses are persuasive examples of their uniqueness and beauty around the earth. Like;
- Black Residence
This pavilion, located a few meters from Cottesloe Beach in Western Australia,
- Everingham Rotating House
Weighs around 50 tonnes, and can rotate 360 degrees when desired to take in the surrounding views located in NSW.
- Contour House
This uncommon house is placed atop a beautiful site on the Bellarine Peninsula in Australia. BKK Architects designed it.
- Drew House
The unique and unusual holiday house was built in the Seventeen Seventy in Queensland. The pod-like design inspired by sugar mills.
- The Wheatsheaf Residence
Nestled in an abandoned forest in Victoria, Australia.
- Dome House
A unique dome-shaped house resided in Hawthorn, Victoria, the house looks like a giant, buried sphere. The roof is one of the most complexes in Australia.
- Clifftop House
The house is formulated on the edge of a cliff surrounded by pristine national parklands on the Great Ocean Road; The beaut is its open plan kitchen, dining area, and living span 15 meters long, presenting a consecutive view of the Pacific ocean.