Category Archives: Granny Flats

Secondary Residences be built as a Main Residence?

We get inquiries wanting to build the Pod as their main residence as they find it as their ideal home to live in. We are grateful that some people are finding our product as their dream house. While The Pod Canberra specializes in secondary residences, we can help you build the Pod as your main […]

Pros and Cons of Granny Flats in Australia

Are you considering investing in a granny flat in your backyard for rental purposes, family use or for elderly parents? If your answer is YES, we’re pretty sure you are pondering on the advantages and disadvantages of building one before making the final decision. Granny flats are a small unit or apartment separate from your […]

How Much Will A Granny Flat Cost Me?

How much will a granny flat cost me? You might ask. We have summarised the base costs and options you need to think of when building or purchasing a granny flat in Canberra ACT. When looking at building a secondary residence (granny flat), there can be so many options to choose from and all with […]

Top 5 Design Elements We Love in Secondary Residences.

Small house design is the next big thing. Check out our top 5 design elements we love in small tiny homes and secondary residences. 1. Large glass opening windows/doors This design makes the room look wider. Long – wide glass window and doors can make your room look larger. Letting natural light inside the room […]

You should know the rules for your Secondary Residence in Canberra

Black board with writings "Know the Rules"

It has come to my attention that a lot of people in the building industry do not know what the rules are pertaining to secondary residences. There are many requirements and rules that are crucial to building a secondary residence. I run an architectural firm in Canberra and I have worked with the rules, regulations and […]

Pod open in Belconnen

White flat design with wooden floors and stairs, glass doors and windows. Located on top of constructed steels.

We are very excited to announce that The Pod Canberra Belconnen Display is now built. To come have a look: Register below and you’ll get an email notification close to the time of the next open Pod inspection. Please note to check your spam folder if you haven’t received it. We hold Pod opens once per month. […]

Secondary Residence Vs. Apartment

I have lived in Canberra for 53 years since I was 6 years old and have seen many changes in the way we live, work and play. The Directors Take on Granny Flat Living versus Apartment Living… Recently there is a push for higher density living with apartments popping up everywhere which I can only […]

Which is the best design for your granny flat?

  An important part of researching for a granny flat is the design that will best suit all of your needs and also provide comfortable living spaces. Any new building is required to meet with 6-star energy rating that will help with comfort and running costs and also provides the use of the latest building […]