Sometimes all you need to keep the peace at home is a little extra space. As your children grow and develop, they need their own safe and private areas to spend time with friends, study for school, and work on their hobbies. Building a teenage retreat is a simple and affordable way of giving your children the freedom they need, and you can use the space in other ways when they move out.  

In this article, we’re discussing the important features to consider when building a teenager’s retreat with Elite Portables in your backyard.


Where to Build the Teenager’s Retreat

Many homeowners choose to transform their garage into a teenager’s retreat; however, this doesn’t solve their space problems. If anything, it removes an area of usable space and reduces your amount of storage. The most affordable and effective method of building a teenager’s retreat is choosing a modular transportable home that can be custom-designed to suit your precise needs.


What to Include In the Space

When you choose to build a portable granny flat, you can make sure everything you need is included. Focus on creating a sleeping area, a games/lounge area, a study nook, and even add a kitchenette and bathroom to make the space fully self-contained. You will need comfortable furniture for your teenager and their friends, a TV and games console, and a desk for their studies.

Allow your teenager to decorate their space however they’d like, giving them an outlet for all of that creativity. Make sure you speak to Elite Portables about custom electrical wiring that will supply adequate power for all of their technology and lighting. Next, you’ll want to choose a design that is soundproof. If your children are playing music or inviting their friends over, you want to make sure the sound stays localised outside to preserve your own peace and quiet.

Granny flats from Elite Portables come with a huge range of standard inclusions that will keep your teenagers safe and comfortable, including:

  • 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


Using the Granny Flat In the Future

Elite Portables offers various sizes of granny flats, including 6-metre granny flats, 9-metre granny flats, 12-metre granny flats, and granny flats over 13 metres in size. Regardless of which size you choose to build for your teenager’s retreat, that space will serve you well into the future.

Once your children move out, you can transform the granny flat into a home office, a hobby room, an Airbnb for additional income, or just extra accommodation for when friends and family come to visit. With prices starting as low as $20,000, there are so many reasons to build a granny flat with Elite Portables. Browse our available options today and get in touch to discuss your needs.

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