As expats, We moved from town to the NT for 1 simple reason, the amount of space we could get for our $$$. A newish 4 bed 3 bath ... whole village house for less than out 800ft in town. A whole house (or at least several floors) is a good alternative for the price. If I was only wanting 700ft then I would have stayed in Town and enjoyed the lifestyle. A few new houses have been built near us on the model of 3 floors 3 different ‘homes’ feels pokey, dark and cramped with tiny rooms. As an expat it was the space (inside and out) I wanted.