Author Archives: The Pod Canberra Team

How Much Will A Granny Flat Cost Me?

Cost of Granny Flats Canberra How much will a granny flat cost me? You might ask. We have summarised the base costs and options you need to think of when building or purchasing a granny flat in Canberra ACT. When looking at building a secondary residence (granny flat), there can be so many options to […]

Top 5 Design Elements We Love in Secondary Residences.

Small house design is the next big thing. Check out our top 5 design elements we love in small tiny homes and secondary residences.  1. Large glass opening windows/doors This design makes the room look wider. Long – wide glass window and doors can make your room look larger. Letting natural light inside the room […]

Affordable Housing for elderly Canberrans

The Pod Canberra is helping to solve ‘aging in place’ in Australia Reaching a senior age, people understand that there are things that they cannot do by themselves anymore. Being conscious of deteriorating health, slight mobility and flexibility, they are afraid of being dependent and start to be a burden on their loved ones. Extending […]

Kit & Modular Homes vs. Built-On-Site

So, you’re looking into building your secondary home in your backyard and realized that there are different types of building structures being offered at vastly different costs. Now you’re a little confused? We don’t blame you at all. We get a number of inquiries about Kit Homes, Modular Homes, and built-on-site secondary residences on a […]

Disability Rules for Secondary Residences in Canberra ACT

Many people are interested in putting a secondary residence onto their property. Some people want a studio and others love the idea of having an extra 2 bedrooms in their backyard. Common reasons for a secondary residence are for investment, accommodation for grandparents and separation from growing children. Investors get a Pod to rent out […]

What is a secondary residence?

Secondary Residence: What you need to learn about the modern granny flat Are you looking for ways to live close to your loved ones but not under the same roof because you want to keep your privacy and independence? Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) or usually identified as a granny flat which we call ‘A secondary […]

You should know the rules for your Secondary Residence in Canberra

Black board with writings "Know the Rules"

It has come to my attention that a lot of people in the building industry do not know what the rules are pertaining to secondary residences. There are many requirements and rules that are crucial to building a secondary residence. I run an architectural firm in Canberra and I have worked with the rules, regulations […]

Pod open in Belconnen

White flat design with wooden floors and stairs, glass doors and windows. Located on top of constructed steels.

We are very excited to announce that The Pod Canberra Belconnen display is now built. To come have a look: Register below and you’ll get an email notification close to the time of the next open Pod inspection. Please note to check your spam folder if you haven’t received it. We hold Pod opens once a month. […]

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