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
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
A compact granny annexe can fit in the smallest garden
This 18 ft x 12ft granny annexe by Booths Garden Studios shows how with some thought and clever design a fully functional home can be created in the smallest of gardens.
5m x 4m Garden annexe by Green Studios
Green Studios were approached by their clients to create a garden annexe which could be both an every day extension to their home and self contained guest accommodation.
7m x 5m Granny Annexe
More and more families are realising that an annexe in the garden is a great way to support older relatives, yet maintain their valuable independence. A granny annexe / micro home can be a practical, yet stylish solution
Moving in with your parents, you need a garden annexe
A recent report by Aviva shows that the number of people moving back in with their parents is growing. A great solution here is a garden annexe allowing you to live together, yet separately. They are a quick and cost effective solution.
Garden studio and living space by Green Studios
Green Studios recently worked with renowned children’s book author Cathy Brett to design her a garden studio and living space.
There is a growing trend of families creating a self contained living annexe in their garden. More and more homeowners are realising that there is a cost effective and quick way to create a home in the garden for a relative – young or old.
Compact Granny Annexe
Executive Garden Rooms are building up quite a portfolio of granny annexe buildings. This recent build is one of the smaller ones they have designed, sitting on a footprint of just 21.5 square meters.
Bespoke Granny Annexe
Granny Annexe share with us details of a recent bespoke granny annexe build they recently undertook.
QB3 Micro Home
We have seen a lot of micro home designs, but the QB3 is different in how it makes use of its small footprint – do watch the video, there are moving walls!
Garden Micro Home
SIPS Garden Rooms have sent through some images of a micro home that they have built in their clients garden. These photos show that with some thought you can create a modern, light and airy living space at the end of your garden.
Dad pad by Booths Garden Studios
Booths Garden Studios have recently completed a Dad Pad, the owners affectionate name for their granny annexe building.
French pick up on the garden annexe trend
Booths Garden Studios have recently spoken to a French website about their garden annexe buildings. Apparently garden annexe buildings aren’t widespread in France like they are in the UK.
Garden Living Annexe
Garden living annexes also known as granny annexes and garden lodges are a popular topic on this site. We are therefore pleased to be able to share with you this article written by the Swift team who can design a living annexe specifically for your needs.
Micro lodge in the garden
Building With Boxes have recently built this one bedroom lodge with open plan living space, kitchen & shower room.
L-shaped garden room
Booths Garden Studios have recently completed this L-shaped garden room building. The modular building system that Booths use makes it easy for them to create different shaped buildings like this one.
Executive Garden Rooms have recently completed a spacious granny annexe. They handled all the rule compliance for their customers making it a stress free process
Flexible spaces: A garden granny annexe or a first home alternative
Garden Spaces explain how flexible living spaces can be created in the garden for use as granny annexes or as a first home solution for younger relatives.
Granny Annexe by SIPS Garden Rooms
More and more readers of this guide are looking for information on granny annexes. This recent build by SIPS Garden Rooms is a fine example of a granny annexe in the garden.
Independent living thanks to a granny annexe
Garden room designer Alex Booth has built a granny annexe in his own garden. This video takes a look around and discusses what its like to live in a granny annexe.
3 Bedroom Timber Lodges
Building With Boxes have creates these 3 bedroom lodges using the structural insulated panels building system, creating 90sqm of living space.
Garden room designer creates a granny annexe in his own garden
What does a garden room designer do when an elderly relative needs a new home – well they design them a granny annexe of course!
One Bedroom Granny Annexe in the Garden
A great example of a high quality one bedroom granny annexe building in the garden by SIPS Garden Rooms
Extensions, granny annexes and garden rooms
These images of recent commissions show the versatility of the SIPS Garden Rooms design and building system, with projects ranging from a house extension, to a granny annexe and a number of garden rooms.
A home in the garden
Homelodge are known within the industry for their garden rooms that can be used as self contained living annexes, maybe for guests or elderly relatives, and these photos show how substantial the buildings are and what versatile living spaces can be created – they really are homes in the garden!
Creating a granny annexe in the garden
We realize that more and more people are searching this site for information on granny annexes, and we thought we would share with you the useful videos that Booths Garden Studios have made about their granny annexe buildings.
Homelodge Garden Annexes
Homelodge are one of the longest established garden room companies, they particularly have a reputation for building quality garden living annexes, for use as granny annexes, guest accommodation etc.
Garden Room Annexe by Executive Garden Rooms
Executive Garden Rooms have recently completed this self contained granny annexe, with living space, shower room and kitchen, at £45,000 its a great option for elderly relatives.
Choosing the right bed for your room- guest room
Many people buy garden rooms for use as guest rooms, what are your options when it comes to a bed for it? This guest post explains.
London Garden Studios Self Contained Accommodation
Modern living in the garden by London Garden Studios. London Garden Studios have stamped their distinctive mark on this garden accommodation unit.
ecoPERCH a new concept in self contained accommodation
Blue Forest have just launched the ecoPERCH, a 4 bed self contained accommodation unit, built to a high spec it offers a great business opportunity!
Booths look at the future of the garden room
How will you use your garden room in the future? Many people are buying garden rooms with kitchens, shower rooms etc so they can be used as granny annex’s in the future as Booths Garden Studios explain
Garden Office Guide: Toilets, Kitchens and the like
Many people buying garden offices today want them to be self contained units that can be totally independent of the main house and include toilet and coffee making facilities, this is quite easy to achieve at the design stage and more difficult, though certainly not impossible as a retro fit option.
A large number of garden office suppliers offer toilets, shower room and kitchen facilities as an option on their garden offices. Most companies use standard toilet, shower room and kitchen fixings and connect the garden office to your mains water and sewage supply, whilst a few companies offer caravan style cartridge toilets which don’t require mains connection but do require a commitment to emptying them!
It’s important to check with your garden office supplier as to what’s included in their toilet, shower room and kitchen packages, some suppliers fit the fixtures and fittings and run the pipes to the outside wall of the garden office and leave the customer to arrange for the connection to the mains which can be pricey as it involves burying pipes etc, other companies include this in their price.
You need to think about water supply to your garden office, the obvious answer is to run the mains supply from your house to the garden office but some suppliers use systems that draw water from water bottles and collect the waste water in another container, this system involves work for the user but means you can have running water at a significant cost saving.
When it comes to heating the water most garden offices use instant water heaters which heat the water as it is needed, more sophisticated plumbing systems may use a boiler like you have in a house.
Adding plumbing facilities, whether just a toilet, full shower room or a kitchen is a wise investment it means that your building will be self contained and opens up a host of possible uses in the future such as a granny annex.
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We have been looking at garden room accommodation units recently and we had to include EcoHab in our series, EcoHab are the sister company of O-Pod creators of the popular round garden room who we have featured regularly on The Garden Room Guide.
EcoHab build dome shaped self contained living accommodation units and they are unlike anything else on the market. The EcoHab comes in three diameters – 4m, 6m and 8m and they can be used singularly or joined together to create a home!
EcoHab have designed custom furniture and the clever design incorporates kitchens, shower rooms, living space and bedroom areas. The EcoHab website has 360o video tours which are well worth a watch.
The EcoHab is clad in shingles externally and features porthole windows and a roof window which floor the room with natural light. Inside wonderful wood combinations and detailing are mixed with crisp plastered walls.
EcoHab’s are highly insulated for year round use, fully wired electrically and would make an excellent granny annex or desirably unique holiday accommodation.
Contact EcoHab for more information, if you want smaller scale round living why not consider an O-Pod garden room.