PHOTO: BrickX CEO Anthony Millet says the platform was making property investment accessible to thousands of Australians that might otherwise be locked out of the property market. Photo: James Brickwood.

Building a property portfolio brick by brick is proving increasingly popular in Australia, with thousands of aspiring homeowners buying a portion of a home instead of an entire one.

Since it launched in late 2016, more than 10,000 Australians have used online platform BrickX to invest in a portion of a house or apartment.

It’s one of a number of start-ups that has sprung up in Australia in the past few years to sate a growing appetite for fractional property investment.