Granny Annexes & Garden Bedrooms
Looking for a granny annexe/micro home? Well, we have curated this page of granny annexe articles just for you. These buildings are designed for year-round habitation and have all mod cons including kitchens & bathrooms
Garden bedroom pod
This garden bedroom pod in Glasgow was designed for the kids to have sleepovers and play games. Outside In Garden Rooms designed a highly insulated room using materials that will withstand the harsher Scottish climate.
Take a look around two Homelodge garden annexes
Take a tour around two, 2-bedroom garden annexes by Homelodge. The videos clearly show how a modern, well-equipped home can be created in the garden. Cleverly, the aerial shots show how an annexe can fit into a well established garden, even smaller ones.
Garden bedroom with en suite
Highly insulated garden bedroom with en-suite shower room by Executive Garden Rooms. The turnkey service included obtaining both planning permission & building control approval.
2 bedroom garden annexe
This 2 bedroom garden annexe has been designed as a modern, self-contained home for elderly relatives to live independently, close by.
Cottage in the garden
This charming garden cottage by Tiny House Cabins is full of features. The spacious building incorporates two sleeping lofts, a kitchen, WC and storage shed.
Upgraded camping pods
Building With Frames have started work on another exciting project, comprising of five pods which will create an upgraded camping experience. The pods will be connected by a striking curved roof.
Log cabin guest annexe
This 6m x 4m log cabin by Garden Affairs was built to serve as self-contained guest accommodation. Visiting family and friends will be staying in comfort as the space has been divided into a main living space with kitchenette and a bedroom area.
Mother in law annexe
We have featured a few of Contemporary Garden Rooms L-shaped buildings over the years, but this is the first one we have seen where the layout has been configured to create a self-contained home. The L-shaped layout lends it’s self to be a home, as it creates a good sized bedroom and living areas. All with good views of the garden.
Log cabin living annexe
This 8m x 3.9m log cabin living annexe by Garden Affairs oozes traditional charm. The open plan room offers enough space for a living room with a sofa bed, an office area, kitchen and separate bathroom. The annexe was built within five days.
Extend a flat with a garden annexe
Green Studios was asked by the owners of a flat in Oxford to create a guest annexe that they could use to entertain visitors. Built in the garden of a ground floor flat, Green Studios handled both the planning and building control applications on their client’s behalf.
Replace a garage with a holiday let
Did you know, that with the right permissions in place, you can create an extra income stream from a garden room? This family replaced their garage with a self-contained annexe by Miniature Manors and are letting it via Airbnb.
Sneak peak at Cre8a’s Grand Design
Grand Designs Live is on the horizon. It is a great show for exploring garden rooms. One company to check out is Cre8a Pods who will be exhibiting a one bedroom annexe complete with kitchen and bathroom.
Guest bedroom in the garden
Creating an extra bedroom is a popular use for garden rooms. Families are finding that building a bedroom with en-suite facilities in the garden, is a quicker and cost-effective alternative to actually extending the house.
Sewing room in the garden
This stylish garden room has been designed as a sewing room. Swift Garden Rooms worked closely with their client to create a spacious building that offers plenty of space for a sewing table, cutting table and storage. Windows on three elevations means the room will have good natural light for working. With LED downlights recessed into the ceiling allowing work continue into the evening.
Outside staff room frees up space
Garden rooms are not just for domestic settings; they can also be the perfect way to free up space in a commercial setting. A fine example is this staff room and communal space that has been built in the grounds of a residential home in Cornwall.
Choose off-site construction for a high-spec finish
Off-site construction can ensure a high specification building both inside and out. Building With Frames has recently completed 10 self-contained holiday pods with luxury interiors.
Elliptical garden room with sunken bedroom
Garden Room Masters have shared with us some images of an elliptical garden room they have been commissioned to build. A key feature of this design is the sunken bedroom.
Garden annexe for a family member
The QCB Garden Annexe goes on sale on 1 July with a lunch price of £24,995. The self-contained annexe features a modern kitchen, shower room and living/sleeping area. Also, the annexe has a good resale value should your situation change.
The perfect guest bedroom in the garden
If you are looking to create a spacious double bedroom in your garden, for guests or family you should definitely check out the Zedbox 535 model, which is full of features and options.
Building regulation compliant holiday pods
Building With Frames has recently completed a series of holiday pods in Cornwall. Each pod was completed off-site to Building Regulation standards, transported to the site and craned into position. This process can be completed in a matter of hours and once connected to the mains supplies, the pods will be ready to let.
Granny annexe installed in two days
Booths Garden Studios have developed an exciting new granny annexe that can be built without planning permission. The Booths team aim to install the building and undertake the necessary groundworks in just two days. As the QCB is a temporary building, it can be removed from your garden in just a day.
Garden annexe gives a son his independence
We often talk about granny annexes in the garden, but they are equally appropriate for younger relatives looking for independence. At £1500 per sqm, this 8m x 5m self-contained annexe was a third of the cost of buying a similar size flat.
Linked accommodation for disabled relative
Building With Frames has created this 7.5m x 4m annexe with wet room, for a client who wanted to create a light and airy living space for a disabled relative. The annexe connects to the main house via a glazed linkway.
Room to create self-catering holidays
This L-shaped garden lodge has been built to create self-catering accommodation for visitors to Eastnor Castle. Set amongst the trees, the lodge is highly insulated for year-round comfort and features unique, angled walls.
Cedar holiday lodges achieve 60-70% occupancy
The Hideout House Co. created four cedar lodges which are being used as holiday lets. Since they launched in January the lodges are achieving occupancy rates of 60-70%. Two of the lodges sleep 2 and the other two sleep 4.
Zedbox garden annexe layouts
We’ve written before about the clever Zedbox range of garden homes, but we had no idea how many different layout configurations were possible from a compact garden bedroom with a wet room right through to spacious annexe with two double bedrooms.
Off-site constructed micro lodges
Exciting news from Building With Frames, they have been commissioned to build ten high-spec micro lodges to add to the luxury accommodation at a holiday park in Cornwall. Each lodge will be constructed off-site and craned into position.
14.5m garden room that spans the width of the garden
This is an interesting project by Swift Garden Rooms which proves how a garden room can morph into different uses. At 14.5 meters wide it is also one of the widest garden rooms we’ve featured.
Learn more about the MyePad garden annexe
Booths Garden Studios are launching a new range of self-contained garden annexes that in most cases can be built without planning permission. The Booths team have created a series of videos explaining the range.
MyePad garden annexe is on its way
Booths Garden Studios are just putting the finishing touches to the design of a low maintenance garden annexe/granny annexe building which they are calling the MyePad QCB.
7m x 5m Contemporary garden annexe
This one bedroom annexe with ensuite shower room has a spacious main living room that includes a well-equipped kitchen. The turnkey project cost less than £1,500 per sqm.
Rent a granny annexe building
Looking to rent a self-contained granny annexe building for an elderly or disabled relative? Well, you’ll want to check out the Smart Care Pod range by Bauhu which is available in three sizes: 20sqm, 30sqm and 40sqm.
8.15m x 5m garden living annexe
Monique wanted to create a home in her garden so that her father could live independently but with support and company when he wants it. Swift created a one bedroom annexe with wetroom and spacious living room for him.
Compact en-suite garden bedroom
A striking rendered garden building by Annexe Spaces which has created a garden bedroom with en-suite facilities.
Spacious home in the garden works well for everyone
A look around a self-contained garden annexe by Executive Garden Rooms that we first explored two and a half years ago.
Granny annexe tour by Booths Garden Studios
Booths Garden Studios build modern, self-contained granny annexe buildings. They have created a series of videos showing you different aspects of their annexes, such as the kitchen & shower room.
New display building shows how a garden room can be made into a home
Warwick Buildings have added a new display building to their Warwickshire show site. The display building has been fully furnished and clearly shows how a garden room can become a home.
Zedbox – the studio apartment in your garden
We are excited to share with you a video that looks at the new Zedbox range of garden apartments. Designed for students, parents or grandparents, the Zedbox is a modern self-contained home in the garden that can be installed in a matter of days.
Granny annexe examples in the Daily Mail
We spotted an interesting look at two ladies experience of living in a custom built granny annexe in their families garden, on the Daily Mail Online.
Self contained garden annexe
A one bedroom self-contained garden annexe by Executive Garden Rooms. The annexe features well-specified kitchen & shower room was built as a turnkey project.
5 days to build a home in your garden
Zedbox is a modern home you can create in your garden in just five days, all at a great price point. Ideal for young adults struggling to get on the housing ladder and older relatives to live close by.
Spacious garden bungalow
Green Studios have created this spacious garden bungalow that sits on a footprint of 6m x 6m and features an open plan living space, single bedroom and shower room
Bespoke living annexe transforms life
Swift Garden Rooms tell us about the positive impact one of their granny annexe buildings is having on a families life.
One person granny annexe
Granny annexes don’t have to be big buildings to create a functional new home. This example sits on a modest footprint of 6m x 4m and has created the perfect one person home.
The Lady in the Lodge
Looking to build a self-contained lodge in your garden for a relative to live in? Well, listen to this clip from BBC Women’s Hour about one lady’s experience of living in a garden annexe.
Learn more about Zedbox
Looking for a 10sqm or 21sqm modern garden living annexe? Well you’ll be interested to hear more about the Zedbox range of micro homes which launches in March.
Highly insulated granny annexe
Highly insulated granny annexe building that comprises of a double bedroom, ensuite shower room, kitchen and main living room on a 10m x 5m footprint.
Granny annexe by Miniature Manors
Granny annexes / micro homes in the garden have been one of the big trends in the garden room industry this year. Miniature Manors have recently completed this L-shaped example.
Create an annexe for your nanny in the garden
If you have a nanny for your children, you can create a modern, self-contained home for them in the garden. Contemporary Garden Rooms recently completed this stylish ‘nanny annexe’ which clearly shows what you can create.
Garden annexe for elderly parents
Executive Garden Rooms recently completed this 12 meter x 5 meter garden annexe for clients in Camberley who wanted to create a home at the end of the garden for their elderly parents. The customer wanted to create a home for their parents that allowed them to live independently while having family support on hand when they need it