backyard shed or garage turned living space has certainly come a long way over
the years, with many homeowners now opting to construct brand new Container
house that resemble miniature houses on their properties.
world, there’s been an increase in homeowners building Container house, and the
benefits are many, not least being accommodation for your extended family,
providing a home office, or for generating rental income.
speaking, a granny house is a term used for a secondary dwelling on a property.
They can be built attached to the main house or garage, or can be a separate
structure. In some cases, it can actually be cheaper to create a new building,
as it does not interfere with the structure of the house, which is one of the
key reasons Container house are growing in popularity as a more cost effective
alternative to renovation.
house are smaller than the primary home on the block, as they can only be 60
square metres in size. Designs are varied, some even consisting of three
bedrooms plus kitchen, dining and living spaces, while others are simply one
large space that acts as a home office or hobby space.
beauty is that these secondary dwellings can be built quite quickly, most going
up in around 8-12 weeks.
mentioned before, Container house can be built on most residential-zoned
properties, but it is best to check with your local council in case there are
some restrictions that may prevent you from constructing one on your particular
block. The best way to do this is to purchase a planning certificate from the
block is over 450 square metres in size and the granny house does not take up
more than 60 percent of the property, your property should be eligible for a
granny flat. If you opt to use one of the many specialist construction
companies popping up all over the place, they can help you with figuring out if
your property is suitable.
find out about current legislation surrounding Container house, you need to
contact your local council. Depending on the size of your block, you may not
even need council approval for building a granny flat, just approval from a
private certifier, which only takes around 10 days. However, if you do need to
gain approval from council, the process could take anywhere between 6-8 weeks
(again depending on the council and its specific requirements).
it’s important to check specifics with your local council, but general
owner of the granny house must also be the owner of the primary dwelling.
residential property is limited to one granny flat.
cannot exist on strata title, subdivided or community title property.
cannot be built on unoccupied land or on a property used for commercial purposes.
must have clear, separate and unobstructed pedestrian access.