Aussies everywhere are doing it.

Why can’t you change your life with a granny flat, too? Who knew one little home could be so life-changing? Weekly rental income, an Airbnb goldmine, a comfier lifestyle or room for a family – granny flats are the way of the future for everyday Aussies creating extraordinarily lifestyles.

And you don’t need a huge property or a big budget to do it!

4 easy steps to a money-making, life-changing granny flat

People everywhere are realising granny flats are the new property revolution

Call them what you like – granny flat, small home, tiny home or the very fancy ‘secondary dwelling’ – that extra place on your property is a treasure trove of potential. Sure, you can renovate your entire house, or spend a million+ dollars on a new home or an investment property. Or, you can spend a fraction of the money on a superb extra dwelling that sits cosily on the property you already own.

Here are a handful of life-changing things you can do with a granny flat:

Just how much can a granny flat change your life? Find out today.

Did you know? Granny flats have come a long way in the last two decades.

We still affectionately use the term ‘granny flat’ even though it summons images of orange tiles and brown lino floors! Today’s granny flats are super-stunners: small homes or studios that are 100% mod-con luxury without the price tag of a full-sized home.

Property is in high demand, and modern granny flats are one of the most sought-after accommodations in the country! We live and breathe granny flats and love to see families win with extra money in their pockets, be united on the same land, or create a fresh work-from-home space that separates life from labour.

So, what’s stopped you from adding a granny flat?

Maybe you thought granny flats were for acreage properties, or they were a basic garage conversion. But in fact, granny flats are now incredibly popular for properties of all shapes, sizes and locations. Granny flats start from comfortable 30m2 studios to spacious 3-bedroom homes fit for families. They can fit all budgets, purposes and styles of homes, from contemporary to colonial. It’s 100% free to have one of our team visit your property and give you on-the-spot advice about what kind of granny flat would work for you. And, we’re completely transparent about prices and inclusions. You’ll get all the information upfront with no hidden surprises, so you can decide if it’s the right step for you.

“But I’m worried that…”

In our years of building granny flats, we’ve heard it all! Most things you might think are roadblocks are notactually a problem at all. For instance, you might think:

But tiny homes can fit in very tiny spaces! We build small studios through to sizeable 3-bedroom homes to suit any parcel of land.

The minimum space required for a secondary dwelling is 30m2. We can visit your property to measure your land and work out the best-fitting granny flat, all free of charge with no obligation to go ahead.

Actually, granny flats are a frugal option because you don’t need to pay for the biggest expense: land! You’ll also save on stamp duty, rates etc. And, you could earn significant rental income every week!

We offer some of the best prices in South East Queensland but we never skimp on quality. We don’t believe in hidden costs and fees; the price you get from us includes everything, and we can incorporate extras that others don’t such as landscaping, decks and driveways.

Like any home build, the final price depends on size and inclusions. To give you an idea though, you could be looking at around $90,000 to $125,000.

However, when you compare that to the cost of a new home these days –approximately $300,000 – plus the savings on buying land and all the purchasing fees, settlement fees and so on, it’s a very small sum for the returns!

Well, it starts with one easy call! You’ll have a team leader who will help you from start to finish with sizing, choosing a plan, managing the build, and taking care of the paperwork.

We’ll visit your property to do a free measure and quote, and from there you can choose your favourite granny flat design and the fittings and fixtures. Our design team can help you if you need it. You’ll be assigned a team leader who will manage your project, give you updates on the build and complete all the inspections – and hand the keys over when it’s ready.

That’s true, but you can add a granny flat to an investment property to quickly boost your yield. It can also make it easier to be approved for a loan if you can guarantee a higher rental return.

Once you factor all the extra costs like ground preparation, permits, labour, landscaping, fittings, fixtures, finishings and landscaping, you might find you’re paying a lot more (and taking far longer) to DIY than to have professionals do it.

People think DIY is better because it’s cheaper, but DIY kits focus only on the building materials. You’ll also need to have it assembled, run power and plumbing, pay for and pass inspections, add landscaping, fencing and concreting – the list goes on and on.

All told, the final price between DIY and custom-built is very small; it’s just that you did all the work instead of letting professionals take care of it for you! A DIY kit won’t include any kind of builder’s warranty either.

We include everything your granny flat needs, including driveways and landscaping. There are no hidden costs; your tiny home will be move-in ready complete with builder’s warranty.

How much money can I make from a granny flat?

Granny flats aren’t just a nice-to-have anymore. With today’s property boom, they’re recognised as a brilliant strategy to maximise what you already have: land, with a little room to spare.

In fact, granny flats in South East Queensland earn an average of $400-$500 per week. It’s a high-yield investment with a relatively small initial outlay.

Once your granny flat has paid for itself, you’ll be earning hands-off, residual income – forever! That’s a huge boost to your retirement plans, holiday funds, and paying off your mortgage faster.

Just how much can a granny flat change your life? Find out today.

Why Should You Build a Granny Flat in QLD?

Experience a life upgrade with a granny flat in QLD, blending modern luxury and smart living for unparalleled benefits.

  1. Financial Freedom: Generate up to $500 weekly income on rentals, fuelling dreams and securing a comfortable retirement.
  2. Property Value Boost:Position your property as a standout asset in the competitive QLD real estate market.
  3. Versatile Living, Tailored: Adapt your granny flat to evolving needs, from a tranquil home office to space for teenagers or elderly parents.
  4. Stress-Free Building with DC: Enjoy a hassle-free journey from assessment to construction, witnessing your vision come to life.
  5. Affordable Luxury: Indulge in modern living without compromising your budget, embracing contemporary designs and amenities.

Frequently Asked Questions About Backyard Granny Flats

Installing a backyard granny flat can significantly increase your property value, provide a steady source of rental income, and offer flexible accommodation for family members or as an additional workspace.

The cost of building a backyard granny flat varies depending on design choices and materials, but we provide options to suit all budgets, ensuring cost-effective solutions without compromising on quality.

See our floor plan options with prices here. 

Typically, constructing a backyard granny flat takes between 12 to 16 weeks from start to finish, depending on the complexity of the project and weather conditions.

Absolutely! We specialise in creating custom backyard granny flats that reflect your style and meet your specific needs, ensuring that every project is as unique as our clients.

Get a custom quote here.

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Our team of experts is committed to delivering exceptional service, from the initial design phase to the final construction, handover and any other steps required to bring your dream to life. We have developed optional extra service areas around the build to ensure this process is seamless, like site prep, concreting sidewalks and anything else you may need.

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