NO APPROVAL NEEDED*

NO CONCRETE SLAB NEEDED

INSTALLED OR DIY FLAT-PACK

  • 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 studio room or cabin can be installed 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

  • 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!

 

VIEW DESIGN GALLERY

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

Bunnings Warehouse
Bushman's Tanks
Taubman's Paints
Earthwool insulation
Kaboodle Kitchens
Polar Eco-View double-glazed windows
Saniflo
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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.

OR, MOUNT ON SKIDS FOR A MOVABLE BUILDING – SEE PRICES IN STORE

Optional DIY foundation piers

Full range of Colorbond® colours available

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

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…

FEATURED RECENT PROJECT

3m x 6m garden studio Blue Mountains

Gorgeous Blue Mountains garden studio 3m x 6m

This charming backyard poolside cabana building, just 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 and bi-fold doors add to the vintage look that perfectly suits the main residence and the Blue Mountains village atmosphere. How much did it cost?

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.

In Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Central West, Central Coast, Gold Coast, and Brisbane we can introduce you to a local installer or licensed builder who is familiar with our structural system. Complete your pod kit with your choice of doors, windows, plasterboard or plywood lining, carpet or floating floorboards; home-offices, studies, or hobby rooms with powder room and kitchenette, or self-contained granny flats with kitchens and bathrooms.

Featured articles on Backyard Pods

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,…

New Backyard Pods range with extended eaves

Exciting news for would-be Backyard Pod owners everywhere is our new range of pods with extended eaves. While most people think pods look cute with their simple basic shape, people wanting to make a whole house out of pods or wanting an extension to an existing home are starting to prefer our new range of…

Talking DIY backyard pod projects with Handyman magazine

We went along to Sydney Build Expo at Moore Park in March 2018 to check out the latest building supplies that could be suitable to recommend for backyard pod projects. The expo was great and we exchanged contact details with several suppliers with a view to bringing their products onboard in future. It took ages…

Backyard Pods (“granny pods”) featured on Channel Nine News

Well, we've been saying it for ages, so it was no surprise when Channel Nine News featured Backyard Pods with the headline: "The mini real estate boom emerging in Queensland". It's not just in Queensland, but all over Australia - the backyard pods revolution in housing availability and affordability - it's already here.

Tiny house TV shows gain Aussie following

Where did all these tiny house TV shows come from? Spawned by global pressures of population growth combined with diminishing resources, the growing interest in tiny houses seems to be more than a passing fad, and possibly indicative of what will become the new normal in housing solutions. Post-GFC America would lay claim to declaring this…

Ecocapsule by Nice Architects: sustainable tiny houses

According to a report by Dana McCauley for News.com.au, the Ecocapsule by Nice Architects is the home for 2016. Ecocapsule interior view Managing to squeeze a bedroom, kitchenette, workspace, dining room and ensuite bathroom into an egg-shaped module just 2.25 x 4.5m, the Ecocapsule concept is ultimately about compact sustainable living - a tiny house for…

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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 2019