Welcome to Backyard Pods

Introducing Australia’s most reliable, versatile, and affordable habitable building solutions. We’re here to help with designs, approvals, and the cheapest ways to get a backyard studio, granny flat, office pod, home extension, teenage retreat, guest cabin, portable building, or any other kind. The Backyard Pod floor structure ‘floats’ above-ground on foundation piers, allowing easy and economical installation even on sloping land. Anywhere in Melbourne, Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, and most regional areas you can make huge savings and build almost anything using genuine Australian-made, engineering-certified Backyard Pods. Build DIY, get built to lock-up, or have everything completed for you. See our real-life customer examples.

Backyard studios

Backyard studios can range from a simple spare room with no plumbing to an elaborate guest suite or multi-purpose accommodation that’s not quite fully self-contained. Whatever your budget and available space, you can have a backyard studio without approval (non-habitable) or for any habitable purpose STCA. Browse our examples from Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast, Melbourne, Brisbane, Blue Mountains, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast to get some ideas.

Granny flats

It can be easy to have a granny flat on your property in NSW, VIC, and QLD. Granny flats using Backyard Pods for construction are cheaper, more versatile, and easier to elevate or squeeze into tight spaces. You can have any design and layout you like with Backyard Pods – check out our free designs, just to get some ideas, or have a custom design done for you. We have granny flat examples in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast for you to see how other people have been able to get their dream granny flats done cheaper with Backyard Pods. We’d love you to explore the granny flat potential of your property.

Office pods

The demand for office pods has exploded in recent years for many reasons including WFH, running a home-based business, and students living at home. Most older homes weren’t designed with a separate study or study nook. When home extensions are prohibitively expensive, our office pods are the perfect answer. Some office pods are dedicated to deskwork while others are multi-purposed as a rumpus room, music room, or guest room with or without facilities. Where needed due to site or regulative conditions, you can even have a portable office pod by erecting the structure on steel skids instead of piers.

Hundreds of happy customers

Home-based business office for visiting clients – “The reason I chose Backyard Pods was due to the quality of the product and it was so easy to choose what suited my needs. The best decision I made was contacting Backyard Pods, I couldn’t be happier.” – MH

Blue Mountains NSW, 4m x 5m

DIY garden studio – “Thanks, Backyard Pods. It was a big job for hubby but he almost single-handedly did it himself. I am very proud of him! I love the space and have future plans for the surrounding garden to tie in better.” – MH

Ormond, Melbourne VIC, 2.5m x 4m

Owner-builder guest cabin – “Here is our Backyard Pod! Can I firstly say I just love it. We built it as a spare room for when family or friends come to visit. With three teenagers in the house, this is my home away from home.” – JS

Avalon, Geelong VIC, 3m x 6m

DIY craft studio – “Everyone who visits is blown away with the finished product. Now I just need to convince hubby we have enough room to build another one! Thank you, Backyard Pods!” – CB

Woronora, Sutherland Shire, Sydney NSW, 4m x 5m

DIY granny flat – “We came across Backyard Pods and from the initial contact through email to delivery was very smooth. Would fully recommend Backyard Pods to all who need extra room.” – PS

Endeavour Hills, Melbourne VIC, 4m x 9m

Garden studio installed by trade associate – “I decided to build a garden office and stumbled on Backyard Pods. The team including the installer were exceptionally helpful with my needs and concerns and I’m delighted with the final result.” – JR

Marayong, Sydney NSW, 2.5m x 5m

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