Backyard studios Melbourne, Geelong - Avalon pic 4

Boho-style guest cabin and private retreat 4m x 6m at coastal Avalon VIC

Granny flats in Melbourne and surrounds are taking off but not everyone needs their extra accommodation to be fully self-contained. Here’s an inspiring Backyard Pods Geelong story from a customer who started by building a simple extra room for guests using one of our flat-pack kits.

With our customer’s creative flair and interior styling, this extra room has become the most desirable guest cabin doubling as the owner’s private getaway. Our customer saved heaps by using one of our flatpack Backyard Pod kits to get their basic room constructed at the lowest cost. Their photos show how a simple rectangular room (with our higher-than-usual ceilings) can become a highly personalised and soul-nurturing enhancement to your property and lifestyle. You could easily have a B&B or guest bedroom like this too.

“We built our Backyard Pod as a spare room for when family or friends come to visit. My mum lives in Sweden so the plan was when she comes out (she usually stays for a month or longer) she would live there – but COVID has paused that for the time being.

We are currently building a bathroom right next door to the pod in our garage, so once that’s built it will be the perfect little place for people to stay and not need to come into our house.

I just love hanging out there, talking to my mum on the phone, or just when I need a time-out from the loud house we live in ?.”

– JS of Avalon 3212, Geelong Shire VIC