Most of these customer stories contain design plans for the finished project and some also have 3D visualisation panoramas of the interior designs done before project commencement. If you’d like help with your Backyard Pod design, just ask us. Chances are we’ve got something similar that you could use for your design inspiration or we can help you to get a professional custom design (and any structural/site drawings for approval purposes with granny flats, etc).

The ultimate man-cave Sunbury VIC - main entrance by day

Ultimate ‘man-cave’ 4m x 8m with veranda makes room for hobbies in suburban Sunbury VIC

Dave’s wife gave him an ultimatum: “Get your pinball machines out of the house or else!” So, Dave embarked on finding a way to enjoy his vintage amusements with his mates and kids, without disrupting the household, which led him to Backyard Pods. Dave explored several options, such as getting a shed on a concrete…

Granny flat Blue Mountains NSW

Self-contained garden apartment 4m x 10m with N4 wind rating for suburban Katoomba NSW

The term ‘granny flat’ shouldn’t deter anyone from enjoying the privacy and security of a modern-day garden apartment on the family property, even where N4 wind rating is needed. This spacious, stylish ‘man-pad’ is the home of someone who returned from serving overseas in the defence forces. The goal was to create a 1-bedroom fully…

Accessible granny flat 3m x 8m eaves and veranda - Mornington

Accessible granny flat (DPU) 3m x 8m with eaves and veranda at Mornington, outside Melbourne VIC

Some councils that don’t permit granny flats for potential renting may allow a DPU (dependent person’s unit) to be built on the property to accommodate a family member if certain structural and situational conditions are met. A customer with a lovely home on Melbourne’s desirable Mornington Peninsula purchased a 3m x 8m Backyard Pod kit…

Backyard Pods - Redcliffe QLD

Budget-minded granny flat 3m x 10m at Redcliffe, Brisbane QLD

Our customer needed a granny flat so an elderly mother could be cared for close to the family home, whilst still maintaining her independence and privacy. The list of needs included a spacious bathroom with plenty of storage for linen and towels. A queen-sized bedroom, with ample wardrobe space, and an open plan living/dining with…

Backyard Pods kit for Sharon | 3.6m x 14m | Tamborine, Gold Coast

Low-cost ‘forever home’ granny flat 3.6m x 14m at Tamborine Mountain, Gold Coast QLD

Sharon’s elderly mother had a final wish – that her daughter would have a place to call her own. It followed for Sharon to build a Backyard Pod on her son’s property at Mount Tamborine on Queensland’s Gold Coast. When creating her ‘forever home’, Sharon did lots of research on kit homes and granny flats,…

backyard-pods-diagram - 'Brady Bunch' sleep-out pod in Aspley

Multi-bedroom ‘Brady Bunch’ sleep-out pod 4.5m x 14m with eaves in suburban Aspley, Brisbane QLD

When this couple decided to make it official and move in together they had a happy hurdle to overcome. Where to accommodate their blended family? Brisbane’s own ‘Brady Bunch’, three boys and three girls ranging in ages from seven to 16, had outgrown the four-bedroom 1950’s fibro-Queenslander home in suburban Aspley. Doubling-up in bunk beds…

Backyard Pods 'yoga retreat' - Byron Bay, Northern NSW

Luxury self-contained ‘yoga retreat’ 4.5m x 10m with eaves for Byron Bay acreage, northern NSW

In this busy world of ours, we could all use a little space to breathe. With more and more of us working from home, it can be difficult to carve out time for rest, respite and wellbeing in our daily lives. Jade is another happy customer who has invited some breathing space into her life…

“Eliza” 1BR FSC 4m x 11m

DESCRIPTION: Pod kit size 4m x 11m with internal layout as follows: dual entry with 2x double-glazed sliding doors 2150mm x 1800mm kitchenette approx 2.3m-wide 1800mm-wide with sink and integrated waste; built-in microwave with cooktop over; wall cabinets over for additional storage; medium-sized fridge located on the opposite partition wall open-plan living/dining area approx 3.85m x 5.9m, flexible furniture placement…

Granny flat builders Redcliffe, Brisbane

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,…

Granny flat builders Five Dock

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…

Garden studio flat Melbourne

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…

Sydney demo backyard pod layout view #6

Plans for ‘dream’ granny flat pod in Sydney – versatile 4m x 7.5m

We’re often asked: “Do you have some completed backyard pods we could look at in Sydney?” The answer, theoretically, is “yes” as there are completed backyard pods all over the place in NSW, VIC, and QLD – home offices, teenage retreats, hobby workshops, granny flats, even whole houses put together using our pods. In practical…

Studio office 2

Home office studio for two in 3m x 6m pod with IKEA fit-out

The growth in working-from-home and home-based businesses is causing many home owners to wonder how to integrate their business requirements into their home environment without impacting either in a negative way. Lack of space inside the home is a common problem, and even when there is a spare room inside the home suitable for use as an…