Granny flat examples using Backyard Pods

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DIY / installed to lock-up / with complete fit-out – the choice is yours

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. Some of our customers have shared their pictures and stories to help other customers. Not all fit-out services are available in all areas, and not all sites would be approved for a granny flat or secondary dwelling, but if you have a question about what you’d like to achieve – talk to us!

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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:

Granny flat display pod in 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.

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…

4m x 9m backyard pod – teenager retreat small granny flat, Reservoir, VIC

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

This small granny flat 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 granny flat design is contemporary and fully approved. 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 pad’ 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.

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

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

Our customer needed a budget 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…

Low cost 'forever home' granny flat in Tamborine, Gold Coast QLD

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 low-cost granny flat 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…

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

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…

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

1 BR driveway apartment 3m x 10m for daughter in 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,…

1 BR granny flat 4m x 10m in Sydney - backyard rental bonanza

1BR backyard granny flat for rent – 4m x 10m kit in Sydney – BUILDING NOW

Granny flat for rent – 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…

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…

1 BR granny flat 4m x 8m for Gold Coast

1BR ‘granny flat’ 4m x 8m for Gold Coast poolside downsizers

At Mermaid Beach, a couple with an established home wanted to explore the option of building a granny flat in their backyard. They could rent it out for the time being, and use it themselves if the maintenance of the main house and swimming pool ever became too onerous. This idea is gaining popularity as…

Plans for dream granny flat backyard pod in Sydney

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…