Category Archives: Canberra

Home Loan Requirements for a Secondary Residence

Thinking of financing your secondary residence with a Home Loan? A common way to finance your secondary residence is through a Home Loan. You can directly transact with your bank or you can reach out to a mortgage broker for some help. Here are the basic requirements to apply for a home loan to finance […]

Can Secondary Residences be Built for the Disabled?

A home is one of the paramount locations that give meaning and shape to a person’s day-to-day life. It isn’t just a mere structure that protects you from the cold and houses you for warmth but is in a sense a mirror of a person’s personal views and values. When your home is no longer […]

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 […]

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. […]

Secondary Residence Vs. Apartment

I have lived in Canberra for 53 years since I was 6 years old and have seen many changes in the way we live, work and play. The Directors Take on Granny Flat Living versus Apartment Living… Recently there is a push for higher density living with apartments popping up everywhere which I can only […]

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