Granny flat examples using Backyard Pods

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Check out these granny flat project examples below. Backyard Pods make the cheapest granny flats because kits cost much less than conventional structures. Kits are easily customised to suit your own needs and styling.

Cool urban statements to quaint cottage-style designs, you can SAVE THOUSANDS using our flat-pack kits as your starting point.

We also have prefabricated granny flats delivered to your site complete with pre-wiring and pre-plumbing, ready for on-site connections.

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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:

Elevated poolside granny flat 3.6m x 8.5m at Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast QLD

When it looks ‘impossible’ to build a granny flat, that’s when you call Backyard Pods. Our customer in Bli Bli wanted a deluxe poolside granny flat that would hide a nightmare of tanks and plumbing underneath. With a custom design from our network architect, approval was gained for the standard 3.6m x 9m flatpack building kit to be cut down in size to 8.5m in length, gaining every available square metre available from this very compact site.

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 just as easy to build a rentable granny flat in VIC as it is in NSW and QLD. And when someone in the family needs separate accommodation, and in other special circumstances, it’s easy to get these needs met in Melbourne. This well-considered backyard granny flat 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.

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.

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.

1BR granny flat 3.6m x 9m completed at Goodna, Ipswich Qld

Elevated 1-bedroom granny flat 3.6m x 9m at Goodna, near Ipswich Qld

Our customer wanted a prefab granny flat delivered complete and simply connected on-site. But not everyone who wants a prefab granny flat can get one to their site. That’s where our flatpack kit 3.6m x 9m with extra-long piers came in! The entire 1-bedroom granny flat project was completed to move-in-readiness through our Backyard Pods network.

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.

Granny flat compact tiny house display - Campbell, Sydney, NSW

Granny flat display now open compact 3m x 8m tiny house installed at Campbelltown, Sydney NSW

Where to visit our granny flat display in Sydney, this compact 3m x 8m complete tiny house in Campbelltown, western Sydney, now open to book an appointment for your visit. It’s a must-see for anyone in Sydney thinking about tiny houses or building a granny flat in the backyard – exclusive Backyard Pods display.

Poolside studio pod with facilities 4m x 5m installed at Cranebrook NSW

Poolside studio pod with facilities 4m x 5m installed at Cranebrook NSW

Who wouldn’t like a poolside studio with bathroom and kitchenette in their backyard? At Cranebrook, in western Sydney NSW, this family squeezed an approved granny-flat style poolside studio into a tiny space with full approval and at very low cost. We’re not keen on ‘cream’ Colorbond but here it matches perfectly with the existing Colorbond fence.

DIY 2-bedroom holiday cabin 3.6m x 13m with customised facade near Ballina NSW

DIY 2-bedroom holiday cabin 3.6m x 13m with customised facade near Ballina NSW

David and Mark have a beautiful property not far from Ballina in northern NSW, where they provide family respite accommodation. They had one respite cabin on the property, made from an upcycled mining donger (pre-used demountable building). But when the time came to create a second and even better cabin, their options were limited. Their…

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.

Granny flat Blue Mountains NSW

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

Granny flats Blue Mountains – how a customer at Katoomba easily built a low-cost backyard garden studio apartment or granny flat. But “don’t call it a granny flat,” he said of his deluxe ‘bachelor pod’ shared with his Golden Retriever. N4 wind rating for Backyard Pods complied with the Blue Mountains building regulations.

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.