Eco Homes
Nicholas Berry
Monday, 14 May 2018 / Published in Guides
It’s hard to imagine why anybody would say no to a healthy, eco-friendly home if they had the chance to build one or live in one, whether they have any regard for climate change or not.  Of course, ‘eco’, for those who have just arrived on the planet, means ecologically sustainable or friendly, something that
Tiny Home
Matthew Waldin
Thursday, 10 May 2018 / Published in Guides
Whether yours is a transportable granny home, a permanent secondary home in the backyard, a ‘fonzie’ built over your garage or an extra living apartment added to your existing home, the one thing they probably have in common is a small kitchen. For some home cooks this is annoying, especially for anyone who loves to make a big
Building Materials
Matthew Waldin
Monday, 07 May 2018 / Published in Guides
These days people are going crazy over granny cabins or extra accommodation on their properties, partly due to the price. Not only is a granny retreat out the back a trendy ‘must-have’, there are now many specialist builders and designers cashing in on the high demand. The attraction is that most backyard homes  only take 10 weeks
Rules Building Granny Homes
Nicholas Berry
Thursday, 03 May 2018 / Published in Guides
Local councils in Australian states have different, and some rather strict, building regulations and planning codes when it comes to approval for the construction and use of separate lodgings or granny homes. Some can be used for accommodation for granny, for extra income from a tenant, a separate home for the teenagers or other relatives or
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