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Browse all our examples of Backyard Pods projects including customer completed projects, design concepts, professionally installed projects, DIY projects – for studio pods, office pods, granny flats (secondary dwellings), sleep-outs, pool houses, home extensions, commercial projects, rumpus room pods, teen hangouts, and much more! Not many customers remember to send us pictures of their completed projects, so these examples are only a small representation of what has been achieved by our customers on tight budgets (and often in tight spaces). Whatever you dream of doing with a Backyard Pod kit, if you don’t find what you’re looking for here – just ask us!

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Designer-style granny flat 3.6m x 9m on sloping block in Mount Cotton, Brisbane QLD

Designer-style granny flat 3.6m x 9m on sloping block in Mount Cotton, Brisbane QLD

Understated outside, bright and stylish inside – this superb Brisbane granny flat reflects clever choices made by the owners. They wanted a self-contained cabin that wouldn’t detract from their main residence. The large, battleaxe block with steep, bushy slope and restricted access would challenge most types of construction. Step inside now and you’ll feel right at home.

Garden granny flat 4m x 8m with porch in Kingsville, inner Melbourne VIC

Garden granny flat 4m x 8m with porch in Kingsville, inner Melbourne VIC

It’s not so easy to build a rentable granny flat in VIC, compared to NSW and QLD. But when someone in the family needs separate accommodation, and in other special circumstances, it’s fairly easy to get these needs met in Melbourne. This well-considered backyard cabin at Kingsville, a desirable inner suburb just northwest of Yarraville, has everything needed for independent living in great comfort and style.

Superb 2BR DIY granny flat 4.5m x 13m in Blackheath, Blue Mountains NSW

Superb 2BR DIY owner-builder granny flat 4.5m x 13m in Blackheath, Blue Mountains NSW

We can help with granny flat installations in most areas but many of our customers are DIY owner-builders. Our customers in the Blue Mountains got our help with approval and flatpack materials, then undertook their beautifully designed 2-bedroom secondary dwelling as a family project. With meticulous attention to detail and innovative ideas, this ‘granny flat’ will house family and visitors for now, and have future income potential as a luxurious holiday cabin or long-term rental.

Multi-purpose granny flat Brisbane QLD 4m x 11m with eaves in Everton Park

Multi-purpose granny flat Brisbane QLD 4m x 11m with eaves in Everton Park

This sleek Backyard Pod in Colorbond Monument 4m x 11m with eaves cost less than HALF what builders had quoted for a conventional home extension in Brisbane. The family now enjoys a huge multi-purpose living, media, and rumpus room with versatile facilities to allow for future use as a self-contained granny flat or extended family accommodation.

Teenage retreat with shower and toilet 3.6m x 7m at Preston, Melbourne VIC

Practical teenage retreat with ensuite 3.6m x 7m at Preston, Melbourne VIC

Over the years, we have helped many customers in Melbourne where rentable granny flats are not easy for people to achieve as in NSW and QLD. Even so, there are still ways to add extra accommodation to properties in Melbourne, and this handsome little project is just one example where a practical teenage retreat with ensuite replaced a near-useless old shed.

DIY guest cabin with ensuite 4.5m x 6m at Anglesea, near Geelong VIC

Our customers in Anglesea, southwest of Melbourne beyond the famous Bells Beach, wanted a guest cabin including an ensuite at the rear of their property. With sufficient previous building experience and the right tools, they successfully undertook their project as DIY owner-builders using a flatpack building kit from Backyard Pods. They shared their construction pics so you can see how they did it.

Earth-toned home office pod 3m x 3.3m on skids at Torquay, coastal VIC

Our customer wanted a small home office pod against the boundary fence (usually a no-no) and it had to be an exact non-standard size to suit their design. They also wanted the low-cost structure to be attractive-looking to enhance the desirable coastal home with its existing focal-point backyard entertainment area. The finished home office pod, with its timber surrounds, proudly achieves its purpose inside and out.

Contemporary poolside guest cabin with ensuite 3m x 6m at Seven Hills, Sydney NSW

Contemporary poolside guest cabin with ensuite 3m x 6m completed at Seven Hills, Sydney NSW

This 3m x 6m Backyard Pod completed at Seven Hills, Sydney, shows that you don’t need much space for a poolhouse with ensuite! It’s energy-efficient too, featuring our range of Polar Eco View double-glazed modular doors and windows for energy efficiency and a lovely, open outlook to the lawn and paved pool patio area.

Backyard office pod 3.6m x 8m - Bald Hills, QLD

Approved home office 3.6m x 8m with timber accents in Bald Hills QLD

In Bald Hills, a suburb of Brisbane QLD, when our customers wanted to build a home office and rumpus 3.6m x 8m in their backyard, it needed approval. We helped with approvals and now you can see from these images how much they are enjoying their personalised Backyard Pod as a detached home extension for living.

Rentable granny flat 4.5m x 10m with veranda on sloping block in bushfire zone at Ocean View QLD

Rentable granny flat 4.5m x 10m with veranda on sloping block in bushfire zone at Ocean View QLD

If you’re building a granny flat on sloping land using Backyard Pods, you don’t necessarily need to excavate. Our customer at Ocean View, a bushfire-prone district north of Brisbane in QLD, chose to elevate their granny flat on one side, using extra-long piers, rather than cutting into the natural hillside. It’s in Colorbond Ironstone with Surfmist and black accents.

Sky-high granny flat 3.6m x 8.5m with deck and veranda at Oxenford, Gold Coast QLD

Looking at the original view of this property in Oxenford, northwestern Gold Coast QLD, with its tight confines and drastic slope, it seemed impossible for anyone to build a granny flat there. Yet, with the help of our QLD network partners, you can see this sky-high elevated granny flat, based on a custom-sized Backyard Pods kit using special piers, successfully nearing completion.

Backyard studio 4.5m x 9m with veranda at Eltham in Melbourne VIC

Eltham is known for leafy streets, lovely gardens, and timeless serenity. What more would an Eltham homeowner desire? A beautiful backyard studio from Backyard Pods, of course, with a welcoming front deck and veranda. It was fully approved and installed for our customer through our Backyard Pods Melbourne network.

Backyard office 3.6m x 3m, McKellar, ACT

Sleek backyard office pod 3.6m x 3m anchored to slab in Canberra ACT

Backyard Pods normally have our foundation piers elevating the flooring structure above ground level. Where an existing slab is dry and suitable, some customers successfully anchor the integrated flooring (for structural integrity) to their slab. Our customer in Canberra sat their Backyard Pod on a slab and it looks very sleek in ‘Night Sky’ with black accents.

4m x 6m granny flat interior ideas

Boho-style guest cabin and private retreat 4m x 6m at coastal Avalon VIC

Here’s an inspiring Backyard Pods Geelong story from a customer who built a divine boho-style guest cabin and private retreat using one of our flat-pack kits. Start with our low-cost, simple, strong structures (with higher-than-usual ceiling heights) and use your imagination to create your space your way.