Australia's most reliable, versatile, and affordable flat-pack modular building solution

Delivery available to most areas of NSW, VIC, ACT, QLD, TAS




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  • Get the extra space you need - fast, low-cost, incredibly easy
  • Home offices, studios, cabins, granny flats - DIY or installed
  • Granny flat approval needed? No worries - just ask for help

DIY or local installer

No need for DIY if you’re not a real DIY enthusiast – in many areas we can put you in touch with a local installer or licensed builder.

Free of approvals*

In many cases, your Backyard Pod project can be completed without any special approval. Read more about exempt development.

Fixed specs and pricing

With Backyard Pods, you can know what you’re getting and anticipate total costs before you get started.

Movable buildings

Can be built on skids (instead of piers) for DPUs, site huts, relocatable units, etc. Sell/move it in future.

  • Installation now available in Sydney metropolitan area
  • Installation now available in Melbourne metropolitan area
  • Installation now available in Gold Coast and Brisbane areas
  • Installation now available in Newcastle / Central Coast area
  • Installation now available in Orange, Bathurst, Lithgow

  • Can be exempt development in NSW (conditions apply) – VIC and QLD have different regulations – read more here

Customise your pod design and get prices now!


Only the best-prefabricated pod kits are recommended for your new home office, art studio, she-shed, man-cave, teenage retreat, rumpus, study, music room, yoga space, guest sleep-out – whatever your backyard pod dream!

Quality materials, engineering, and workmanship combine to create a pod that will perform beautifully for many years. Easy to relocate or re-sell if needed.

  • Genuine BlueScope Steel
  • Prefabrication by Steeline
  • Proudly made in Australia
  • Engineered/certified Class 1
  • Endless design options
  • Your choice of extras
  • Personalised fit-outs
  • DIY or get installation

Select from our range of exclusive designs for backyard pods with a purpose.

Home offices, studios, sleep-outs, cabins, granny flats, and more. Brilliant floor plans and great-looking structures at incredible prices.

You can also come up with your own customised pod design for Backyard Pods to do the fabrication, construction, and installation. So easy!



Basic pod kits can be customised any way you want – with kitchenettes or full kitchens, powder rooms or full bathrooms, air conditioning, and more.

You can even have pods joined together to make a larger space – maybe a whole house for an unbelievably low price compared to conventional construction.

Talk to us about what you’d like to create with your pod.

We can deliver pod kits to almost any location in Australia. Shipping costs vary depending on your location and the size of the pod, as to the size/weight of materials to be delivered.

Access is no problem with pod kits as they are delivered flat-packed and materials can be walked around to the rear of the property for easy assembly.

Although we do not install pods directly, we can often help by introducing an installer or licensed builder in these areas:

Sydney metropolitan area

Melbourne metropolitan area

Newcastle and surrounding areas

Gold Coast and surrounding areas

Taubman's Paints
Earthwool insulation
Kaboodle Kitchens
Polar Eco-View double-glazed windows
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Backyard Pod kits include flooring system - no concrete slab needed

With a Backyard Pod, there’s no need for the hassle and expense of pouring a concrete slab, or trying to turn a slab-based shed or garage into a habitable cabin.

Backyard Pod kits come complete with an engineered flooring system and yellow-tongue floor, ready for floating floorboards, vinyl, or carpet – any floor covering you choose.

The Backyard Pod floor structure ‘floats’ above-ground on optional foundation piers, allowing easy and economical installation even on sloping land.


Optional DIY foundation piers

Full range of Colorbond® colours available


3m x 6m garden studio Blue Mountains

Gorgeous Blue Mountains garden studio 3m x 6m

This charming poolside garden cabana building, completed in the Blue Mountains, started with a Basic Backyard Pod Kit 3m x 6m in Colorbond® ‘Monument’ and standard foundation piers. The roof is standard skillion profile in standard Zincalume®.

Part of an existing low-height stone retaining wall was demolished for the pod to be constructed. The stones were recycled as a decorative surround for the piers, making it appear as if the pod is actually built on stone foundations. The timber-framed French doors add to the vintage look that perfectly suits the main residence and the Blue Mountains village atmosphere. What did it cost?

Stunning inner-Sydney poolside cabana

One of the superstars in our Sydney backyard pod installer network, Lex Mahony, recently made dreams come true for his inner-city client with completion of this stunning, low-budget poolside cabana room in Colorbond® ‘Night Sky’ with black-framed windows, stacker doors, and contemporary outdoor lighting details in black. In some areas of Australia, it’s possible to have a straightforward cabana in the backyard without any special permission.

Pool cabana Sydney
Featured customer case studies

Byron Bay, Northern NSW Yoga Retreat

DESCRIPTION: Pod kit size 4.5m x 10m with internal layout as follows: entry with 1x double-glazed swinging door 2150mm x 820mm – this must be custom-ordered from Gold Coast (swinging internally + flyscreen, colour to match others) kitchenette approx 3m-wide including sink with integrated waste cabinet under; drawer units; freestanding fridge up to approx. 70cm-wide; wall cabinets above;…

Rural property in Central West NSW DIY teen retreat

Extra space dilemma is solved in Central West, NSW when a DIY Backyard Pod becomes a potential combination guest sleep-out, teenage retreat, and home office. Background Fiona owned a three bedroom home in a NSW country town. Her daughter, Nicole, stayed in one of the bedrooms on breaks from University. The other bedroom was used…

DIY makes huge savings on backyard creative studio in Canberra

With some basic construction skills and attention to compliance, you can save on your Backyard Pod with DIY. This was an appealing prospect for a family living in a suburb of Canberra. They needed versatile studio space to suit the various needs of a couple and three children. How did they achieve their plans? We…

Affordable Melbourne granny flat (DPU) for extended family

Sometimes coming together as a family can offer much-needed care, support, and security. In suburban Melbourne, common family challenges were happily resolved by the cost-effective completion of a compliant granny flat in a Backyard Pod. Jodi, a working mum on her own with a 4-year-old son, had been living with her mother, Margaret. Jodi’s grandmother…

Growing Gold Coast hobby-business in Backyard Pod fit for a ‘King’

It’s amazing the many ways people are using Backyard Pods to find creative building solutions for unusual situations. Using skids, instead of foundation piers, smaller pods can be movable. This option has been adopted by customers in a variety of different situations. One of these on the Gold Coast we found quite surprising from several…

How to build DIY bedroom with Backyard Pods and Handyman

This month we are featured in Handyman Magazine, how to “How to build a backyard bedroom by yourself” – our DIY backyard bedroom solution. You can see our ad and editorial feature in Handyman, available at all Bunnings stores or by subscription (a great gift for handypeople). Many people who are handy with power tools,…

How easily Backyard Pods are assembled at your place

Delivered as a flat-pack kit, Backyard Pods are fully engineered for structural integrity and easily assembled on-site from the instructions and fixings supplied. You can buy a flat-pack Backyard Pod kit and put it together yourself (with a little help from your friends). Alternatively, you could have a local builder or shed erector install it for you – and here we might be able to help. We know experienced Backyard Pod installers in Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central West NSW, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, and other areas. We also know professionals who can help with development applications and building permits if needed for your project. Just ask for more information.

Interesting current projects using Backyard Pods

Diary of a DIY backyard pod project 3m x 6m – DAY SIX – HAPPILY COMPLETED

“Mark” needed a  Basic Backyard Pod Kit 3m x 6m in ‘Colorbond® Wallaby’ (grey) delivered ASAP for an urgent DIY ‘storage shed’ project in Toongabbie, Sydney. He placed an order and by 11 January 2018, his deposit had been received. On 7 February, his pod kit was delivered at midday and straight away Mark started his project,…

1BR ‘driveway apartment’ 3m x 10m for daughter in Brisbane

A family in Brisbane needed a ‘tiny house’ for a grown-up daughter still happily living-at-home, yet there was no space available in the yard behind the house. Our challenge was to come up with a backyard pod design that would fit neatly into the property’s driveway-width side lawn area. After viewing the property via Google Satellite,…

1BR granny flat 4m x 10m for Sydney backyard rental bonanza – BUILDING NOW

The owner of a contemporary-style renovated home on a large block in Five Dock, Sydney, was tired of mowing the unused rear section of the backyard, behind an existing swimming pool and pool-shed. This valuable land was simply going to waste and a nuisance to maintain. An old garden shed in the far corner could…

Compact ‘studio flat’ 4m x 5m for homecoming Melbourne student

A parent was quick to recognise that an adult son, soon returning from overseas travel to resume studies, would benefit in many ways from having a separate study room with kitchenette, bed, wardrobe, and ensuite built for him on the family property in a trendy inner-Melbourne suburb. He could occupy it for a few years…

Backyard Pod desk

Home office tax deductions?

Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to claim a home office pod in your backyard as a business expense.

Instant farmstay cabins

Consider turning your country-style hospitality into a money-spinner with cost-effective farmstay cabin pods.

Backyard Pod desk

Backyard Pods as hang-outs

Kids growing and home too small for their friends to gather? Keep them close but in their own space with a Backyard Pod.

Ask about home office tax deductions before 30 June 2020