A granny flat is a separate house on your property, but there is a growing trend to build them not just to live in. If it’s got plumbing, a kitchen or a bathroom – NSW and ACT local council regulations will generally consider this to be a secondary dwelling – but that doesn’t mean you have to house someone full time in your second space.
At Cubitt’s we talk to clients every day who have such wonderful plans for their granny flats. In this article we’ve compiled just a few of the reasons that come through. Can you add to our list? Let us know in the comments.
On top of the fantastic applications for a granny flat above, those running a business from home are finding the granny flat a perfect concept for their base. Consider
- Bakers and cooks who make and sell organic food, jams, muffins, cakes, or who cater events
- Dressmakers who make beautiful clothes and take measurements for clients from the comfort of their own homes.
- Artists who paint in their own homes and then sell their work in galleries
- Therapists and practitioners who build their clinics and treat patients in these cosy spaces
- Personal trainers who turn a room into a gym and work with clients one-on-one
- Authors, graphic designers, and bloggers who work for themselves and run their own business
- Massage therapists who put together a small spa-like salon
The possibilities are endless. Whether you’re looking for something to use as a customisable sleep out, business studio, games room, office retreat or any other purpose, a granny flat, is a lively, cost-effective, and money-making addition to your property!
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