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    1. The backyard, an icon of Australian suburbia, is under

    2. Sprawling single-storey
    have become the norm in Australia.

    3. And they swallow up the outside
    once proudly occupied by the backyard.

    4. Every Australian's
    was to own a house with a big yard containing a swimming pool and barbecue area.

    5. But a dramatic
    took place in the 1990s.

    6. Houses extended very much and thus were threatening the backyard with

    7. The backyard traditionally was a place where kids played
    and rode their bikes.

    8. But also a place where their parents would sup
    in the garden shed with friends or neighbours.

    9. Australians have chosen the cheapest
    by extending horizontally the floor area.

    10. In fact, walls, windows but also a second storey cost more

    11. But this trend is damaging to the
    as the house requires more heat, air-conditioning and lighting.

    12. Despite its image as a land of wide open spaces, the bulk of Australia's population is squeezed into the seven coastal

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