Sometimes customers don’t need a whole granny flat but just an extra bedroom (or four!), perhaps with a bathroom but not necessarily, maybe doubling as an office or recreation space. Please bear in mind that any structure intended for habitation will need some form of approval, depending on the site location and what rules apply. Compliance with regulations can help protect the safety of occupants and peace-of-mind considerations for the property owner such as insurance cover, potential property value, etc. If you need help with getting approval for a sleep-out pod, just ask us.

Aaron 3.6m x 7m Beerburrum, QLD

Simple DIY backyard studio with ensuite for bedsitter cabin 3.6m x 7m at Sunshine Coast QLD

With previous building experience and the right tools, people can save on building a DIY backyard studio. Look at these stage-by-stage construction shots sent by our Sunshine Coast customer who is now the proud owner/builder of a modern 3.6m x 7m backyard studio – a bedsitter cabin with ensuite and kitchenette.

Poolside studio apartment with bathroom 4m x 5m installed - Cranebrook NSW

Poolside studio pod with bathroom 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.

Yoga studio with bathroom pod 3.6m x 7m - Newtown NSW

Yoga studio with bathroom pod 3.6m x 7m installed Newtown NSW

Many people want a backyard studio with bathroom for some idea they have in mind. This customer in Newtown, Sydney NSW wanted a yoga studio with bathroom in the backyard. With Backyard Pods, they were able to build what they wanted in a small backyard despite the difficult access. Interested in a backyard studio with a bathroom? Look at this one.

DIY home office 4m x 5m with veranda - Lithgow NSW

DIY home office 4m x 5m with veranda at Lithgow NSW

At Lithgow, Blue Mountains NSW, this customer completed a DIY home office pod 4m x 5m with veranda. To undertake a DIY home office you WILL need previous building experience (or friends with know-how), and the right tools for the job. Otherwise, you can get a local installer. The veranda and deck kit is an optional extra – customers choose their own decking.

Poolside rumpus with bathroom at Reedy Creek in Gold Coast, QLD

Poolside rumpus with bathroom 3m x 9m at Reedy Creek, Gold Coast QLD

Brad and Kirsten needed a chill-out rumpus room for the kids, a late-night media room for watching footy and Netflix, and somewhere private for guests to stay. However, their compact backyard was mostly taken up by their swimming pool. They had a lightbulb moment… “We need a pool house!” This would be a multi-purpose space…

DIY multi-purpose flat pack cabin at Windsor Downs in Sydney NSW

Easy DIY multi-purpose ‘family fun’ pod 3.6m x 6m at Windsor Downs, Sydney NSW

This family quickly and easily made their Backyard Pod into a much-loved flat pack cabin for slumber parties, office work, a rumpus room, and music practice. It’s an example of how a Backyard Pod can create an affordable space for everyone to enjoy. Whether you have a small-sized block, or an acre of land as…

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…

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…

Flat pack garden studio poolside cabana, Blue Mountains NSW

Gorgeous ‘garden studio’ 3m x 6m nestled poolside in village of Blue Mountains NSW

A creative Blue Mountains resident dreamed of a low-cost flat pack garden studio room that would fit nicely with the vintage Blue Mountains feel. This charming poolside cabana started with a Basic Backyard Pod Kit 3m x 6m in Colorbond® ‘Monument’ with foundation piers. The roof is standard skillion profile in standard Zincalume®. Part of…

Backyard Pods diy teen retreat - Central West NSW

DIY eco-friendly studio pod 3m x 6m in harsh rural environment, remote Central West NSW

The ‘extra space’ dilemma is solved on a rural acreage in Central West, NSW when a DIY Backyard Pod features many energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly materials and is powered ‘off-the-grid’ to become a potential combination guest sleep-out and home office. Background The property was unusual as it featured a partly-restored community hall and adjacent amenities room which…