Spacious, self-contained apartments with LED lights and sensors will be used to house ‘smart’ homes in the country, with the idea that a home will not only be more productive but also more pleasant.
The new homes will be connected to the internet and can communicate with the internet in real time, and are designed to be “very connected” to each other, said the company, HomeSmart.
“They will be much more self-sufficient in terms of being able to connect to the network.”
The company says it is not planning to make a big splash at the show, and is planning to start shipping out the units in stages, starting with units for those who live in suburbs and towns.
HomeSmart is working with local companies to bring the homes to market in time for the 2017 show, which will take place in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
“We have built this project to get to the show and bring a new, more connected lifestyle to Melbourne, to Brisbane and to Perth,” the company said in a statement.
However, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is investigating HomeSmart’s claims that it will be a game-changer.
“If you have a home that you want to build and you want it to be connected, it’s a great idea,” the ACCC said in its report.
HomeSmart has been the subject of much criticism in the US and Australia, with people arguing that its technology is “overhyped”.
However the company is hoping to sell the homes through to the US market, and hopes to sell them in Australia at a much lower price point than in the States.