A granny flat is basically a building in the yard where older relatives, teenage kids or tenants will be stay for a short while or live. As the population in Australia gets older more and more people are realizing that it is more common and cost efficient for multiple generations of a family to live together.

Granny flats are designed in a very versatile way that leaves the household with privacy for everyone. Since houses are getting more and more expensive, granny flats have also become more and more popular. They are in fact emerging as one of the more popular living arrangements in Australia.

Key Takeaways:

  • Australia’s population is aging and family structures are changing, making multi-generational households more common.
  • Granny flats also provide a space for young adults who can’t afford to move away from their parents.
  • Check the regulations of your particular location to find out what kind of granny flat can be permitted on your property.

“Grandparents have independence but proximity to the family, or if utilised as a ‘teenagers retreat’ or home office, middle-aged parents benefit from (much needed) peace and quiet.”

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