Supersize me: Australia home to the world’s biggest houses

Australia is home to the biggest houses in the world, reveal surprising new figures, as USA, the king of super-sizing, sits in second place.

Research by Point2Homes found that, from a survey of 29,000 people across nine different countries (the USA, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Australia), Australia is the country with the largest properties on average.

America, though, is not far behind: US home sizes are around 30 per cent than homes in Europe, with American respondents also enjoying 45 per cent more personal space than the Brits and the French, and 70 per cent more space than Spaniards.

And yet even with home sizes steadily rising stateside since the 1970s, US homeowners reportedly still want more living space.

Indeed, not everyone is happy with the size of the property. On the Goldilocks scale of house contentment, many countries sit at the too-small end of the spectrum. In Australia, despite having the world’s largest homes (around 2,032 square feet), residents dream of homes that are over 2,500 square feet. In the UK, too, Brits have an ideal home of 2,501 square feet, while living in homes that are typically around 1,600 square feet. 30 per cent of respondents in the UK said they dreams of homes that were double the size.

Canada, on the other hand, is home to properties that are typically between 1,000 and 1,500 square feet – and 30 per cent of Canadians say that this is their ideal home size. In fact, some even say that would be willing downsize to a smaller home.

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