Category Archives: Secondary Residences

How we at The Pod are handling Covid-19

As we all follow the latest news and updates about COVID-19, we think about the health and safety of our team members, clients, and the communities that we serve. Our business may operate a little differently while we take additional precautions.  Our Fyshwick office  Will function sporadically and by appointment only. We are quite lucky […]

Can Secondary Residences be Built for the Disabled?

A home is one of the paramount locations that give meaning and shape to a person’s day-to-day life. It isn’t just a mere structure that protects you from the cold and houses you for warmth but is in a sense a mirror of a person’s personal views and values. When your home is no longer […]

Helping to solve ‘aging in place’ in Canberra

We all age and we are kidding ourselves to think otherwise.  Better to be prepared than to be shocked.  Reaching a senior age, people understand that there are things that they cannot do by themselves anymore. Being conscious of deteriorating health, slight mobility and flexibility, they are afraid of being dependent and start to be […]

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 […]

Maximize Storage in Your Granny Flat

A small, cozy space is the perfect feeling many of us want for our home. Storage is key to making areas feel spacious yet cozy. We have to admit, it isn’t easy in these tiny homes or granny flats, even the most minimalistic tiny-house enthusiast has to admit that more space is something that everyone […]

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 […]

Making rental income from a secondary residence

Are you an Investor and Business minded? This one is for you… Many are starting to list down goals and dreams for the upcoming year-2020. Every new beginning is truly inspiring for everyone. Have you started planning out how to reach your goals? Do you desire to have more funds or probably need a new […]

Best Building Materials for Energy-efficient Home

When building a home, may it be a primary residence, secondary residence or granny flat, we must know the materials that we are going to use. We aim to help and guide you about what we think are the best building materials to use if you want to achieve an energy-efficient home. Here you will […]

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 […]