Granny flat examples Melbourne

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Check out these examples of granny flats in Melbourne. Backyard Pods make the cheapest granny flats in Melbourne because granny flat pod kits cost much less than conventional structures and NO SLAB needed. All Australian-made TruCore steel frame, Colorbond cladding, Zincalume or Colorbond roof. Trendy timber-look facade detailing available. Kits are easily customised to suit your own needs and styling. From small granny flats to fully self-contained secondary dwellings on your property, cool urban statements to Scandi, Scandustrial or classic designs, you can SAVE THOUSANDS using our flat-pack kits as your starting point. Not all fit-out services are available in all areas of Melbourne, and not all sites would get granny flat approval in Melbourne (eg: secondary dwelling), but if you have a question about what you’d like to achieve – talk to us!

Can we help you? If you want to build a granny flat in your Melbourne backyard, you’ll need approval. The requirements depend on your Council, so it depends on your location. We’ve got an architect in Melbourne who can quickly advise what you can or can’t have on your land, and how your project can proceed with approval. Click the button below to get started, or scroll down for examples.

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DEAR CUSTOMERS: Please send us more pics of your completed projects because other customers love seeing what you’ve achieved, like these examples:

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

Building a granny flat in Melbourne made easier for homeowners

Changes to regulations in Victoria mean that it’s easier to build a granny flat in Melbourne and regional areas. It’s not correct to think you can just go ahead and build a granny flat without approval, however. Our network partner in Melbourne, a VIC-registered architect, is highly experienced and successful at getting granny flats approved for Backyard Pods customers, and you can start by getting advice.

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.

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.

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.

DIY granny flat 4m x 9m at Endeavour Hills, Melbourne VIC

Many mid-life adults need to house their own parents with independence and more interaction and security on their own property. Granny flats and extended family living arrangements are the answer and with Backyard Pods, it costs less to create the privacy and security of a secondary dwelling.

2BR prefab granny flat cabin 6m x 9m Coolum design

2BR prefab granny flat or cabin 6m x 9m, ‘Coolum’ design, delivered complete (QLD)

The deluxe ‘Coolum’ design 2BR prefab granny flat or self-contained cabin 6m x 9m is pre-wired, pre-plumbed, cyclone-rated, and delivered complete anywhere in Queensland. This upgraded example shows how basic prefab granny flat designs can be customised.

Small granny flat teenage retreat 4m x 9m at Reservoir, Melbourne VIC

Granny flat-style teenage retreat 4m x 9m at Reservoir, Melbourne VIC

This small granny flat-style pod in Melbourne was built for a teenager to live independently (with visiting friends, entertainment, etc) yet still on the family property behind the main house. The design is contemporary and fully approved for accommodation purposes. Engineered floorboards, plenty of storage, practical kitchenette, custom stairs, and entry porch.

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

Many people want to find out how much it costs to build a granny flat in Melbourne now that granny flats are allowed in areas of VIC. This custom granny flat behind a lovely home in Mornington Peninsula was permitted as a DPU but recent changes allow backyard rentals as well as independent living for family members.

Affordable future ready granny flat (DPU) 4m x 8m - Melbourne, VIC

Affordable future-ready granny flat (DPU) 4m x 8m with veranda in suburban Melbourne VIC

How to build a low-cost granny flat in Melbourne – three generations, one suburban property In Melbourne, the challenge of extended family living was resolved by cost-effective completion of an approved affordable and future-ready granny flat (DPU) in a Backyard Pod. A working mum with a young son was living with her mother and grandmother.…

1 BR backyard pod kit size 4m x 11m with internal layout

“Eliza” 1BR FSC 4m x 11m

DESCRIPTION: 1 BR backyard 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…

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

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 backyard studio flat 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…