A granny flat is a self-contained unit located on the same block of land as the main dwelling. Granny flats can be within, detached or semi-detached to the main dwelling. Services are usually shared between the main dwelling but can be metered so the granny flat tenant pays for their own usage.
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To set the scene: you and your family are all working from home. There are no more available spaces to comfortably work from other than your dining table which means you have to clear everything away before dinner. Not very practical to say the least. This is where the backyard studio comes in. Adding a valuable studio space in your garden can be a great way to create a useable, multi-functional space to work, create or relax in. What’s more is that it can actually add value to your home.
Commonly referred to as a Shed-House – ‘Shouse’ or Shed-Home – ‘Shome’, a livable shed turned house is a popular way to create a budget home with plenty of open plan living space.
The benefits of using a typical shed style layout include having large non-structural wall spans and an open-plan interior space. The style also has a striking aesthetic and grandeur which is hard to replicate in a standard home construction.
An often-overlooked factor when building or purchasing a home, the orientation of the building can affect how much heating and cooling is required and your enjoyment of the inside spaces.
If orientated correctly, you can use the sun and wind to passively heat or cool your home without relying on non-renewable energy sources.
Shipping containers are an innovative way to create a living space on a budget and in recent years, their popularity has grown greatly. Is it any wonder – with the cost of the average home in Australia being $660,800 – people must look for cheaper alternatives?