Perhaps you have a relative with whom you wish to share your Prefab House and want to offer them the privacy of a self-contained granny home? Annexes and granny flats can offer a higher degree of independence for relatives than living in the main dwelling.
Granny flats are actually part of a tradition that stretches back more than a century, to a time when widows used carriage houses to pad out their income, couples spent the summer in them and let out the main house to visitors, and young couples, bachelors, and workers found them to be affordable places to live within easy walking distance of work.
With the trend moving away from more traditional brick and tile home construction, Australian designers are exploring new construction methods that will take full advantage of new, innovative materials which are being introduced into the manufactured housing market.
In fact, the construction methods developed for manufactured homes make increasing sense, considering the soaring costs of on site construction, the added expense of complying with occupational health and safety regulations, and the demands of ensuring new building work is environmentally friendly and sustainable.
There are several companies in Australia offering a variety of manufactured homes to suit every taste and budget. They will offer a choice of floor plans so you are sure to find one that is just right for your needs. They are also able to customise a floor plan to conform with any special requirements. You also have a choice of exterior looks to select from.
So, whether you need a granny flat to be added to an existing house plot, or a lakeside cabin, or a seaside home, it’s good to know there are affordable solutions available.
Kit homes have many applications – they are ideal for granny flats, military accommodation, miners’ accommodation, teenagers’ retreats – anywhere where a piece of suitable land is available.