Do you want to offer a relative or loved one the privacy of a self-contained granny flat while sharing your home with them? Granny flats and annexes do indeed offer a higher degree of independence for relatives than living in the main home would do.
Granny flats actually have a venerable history, dating back to a time when widows would earn much needed income by letting out their carriage houses, or couples could let their main house to visitors while spending the summer in an annexe, or bachelors, workers and young couples could enjoy affordable housing within easy reach of their place of work.
To return to the present day: we find designers in Australia moving away from the traditional brick and tile home construction to take advantage of new construction methods and innovative materials in the burgeoning manufactured house market.
And there are some distinct disadvantages compared to traditional on-site home construction: the soaring costs, for one thing, not to mention the added expense of complying with health and safety regulations, and ensuring your new home is friendly to the environment and sustainable – no wonder more and more people are turning towards manufactured housing.
There are several companies in Australia offering a variety of manufactured homes to suit every taste and budget. They will offer a choice of floor plans so you are sure to find one that is just right for your needs. They are also able to customise a floor plan to conform with any special requirements. You also have a choice of exterior looks to select from.
So it’s good to know there is a wide choice available to suit your budget whatever your needs – be it a seaside home, a lakeside cabin, or a granny flat to be added on to your existing home.
Kit homes have many applications – they are ideal for granny flats, military accommodation, miners’ accommodation, teenagers’ retreats – anywhere where a piece of suitable land is available.
Of course, there is one last advantage to modular kit housing – it can be easily tranported to another location if necessary.