Our homes change over time as our family grows and ages. When you first install a portable granny flat, you may already have an idea in mind for how you’re going to use it. As things change, your granny flat is a flexible additional space to meet your dynamic needs. Learn 5 alternative uses for your granny flat over time from the team at Elite Portables.


1. Home Office

When you first start building your business or working from home, you need a comfortable and purpose-built space that is free of distractions. New families with small children often find there is no peace of mind at home, making it extremely difficult to concentrate and get any work done. Building a portable office with custom wiring, technology, lighting, and work areas will help you get in the zone and give you a professional space for online and face-to-face meetings with clients.


2. Teenage Retreat

As your children age, they begin to need privacy. A teenage retreat (link to blog 6) will give them the opportunity to spend time with their friends, focus on their studies, and dedicate themselves to their hobbies. Let them experiment with music and other passions without driving the rest of the family up the wall. An additional benefit of this is keeping their mess located to one area so you can stop picking up after them.


3. Additional Rental Income

When it comes time for your children to move out of home, you may find yourself with ample space that could be transformed into an additional source of income. Granny flats are a popular method of providing long-term and short-term accommodation for renters and vacationers. As long as the granny flat is well-equipped and easy to access, you could make an additional $300 per week.


4. Hobby Room for Empty Nesters

You’ve spent most of your life focusing on the needs of others, and now it’s time to focus on the things that bring you joy. Your granny flat can be transformed into a studio for arts and crafts or a workshop for tinkering with your toys. Considering the granny flat was already equipped as an additional living space, all you need to do is shuffle some things around and you have a completely self-contained area to express your passions.


5. Accommodation for Elderly Relatives

Granny flats get their name from this function. There comes a time in every adult’s life where they need to make the difficult and costly decision of how to look after their elderly parents. Nursing homes can be expensive and unenjoyable for older people. Your granny flat can give your relatives the freedom and independence that they crave while keeping them safe and close-by. The best part is that you’ve already had it perfectly set up as accommodation before, so there’s no additional costs.


Building a Granny Flat with Elite Portables

Start from the beginning with Elite Portables. We offer affordable options for homeowners who want to maximise their liveable space. Each one of our transportable homes comes with standard inclusions such as:

  • A super strong steel base and welded frame
  • Colorbond cladding and roofing to withstand harsh Australian weather
  • Aluminium windows and doors for added security
  • High-quality insulation
  • Custom-designed electrical wiring
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchenette
  • Ensuite

Elite Portables, the only portable build that gives you an instant solution to your space problems – call us today on 1300 400 278.