Granny flats, hence their common name, have always been deemed the perfect home for a retiree or the elderly; however, over the years, granny flat popularity, has gone for a bit of a rollercoaster ride. This has been due to a range of matters, in particular, design and technology, affordability and laws and regulations. Currently, it has never been a better time to buy a granny flat as a retiree or elderly individual.

Over the years the humble granny flat has transformed into more than just a simple one bedroom unit in the backyard. Granny flats are now used as stylish alternative living spaces, home businesses, investment properties and retirement homes. They can accommodate more than one bedroom, one or more decks as well as a carport or garage. New council laws and regulations have also made it easier to build a granny flat to the size and location you want, as well as turning it into an easy source of revenue.

As a retiree, you may be faced with the prospect of struggling to maintain the home you are currently in, it is a situation that is often very stressful and unsettling. The uncertainty of whether you can afford to buy again, whether you can still maintain the lifestyle you want whilst simplifying and potentially moving closer to urban life and medical help, if needed, can be daunting.

With Australia’s cost of living and property prices gradually rising, granny flats are actually becoming a cheaper option when it comes to buying a new home. They are great for young couples or individuals who are in need of cheaper housing, thus granny flats become wonderful investment properties if you are in need of additional income. A granny flat can also add to the overall property value, meaning you will have a valuable asset that you could potentially sell or even rent out if you do decide to move again.


Today’s council laws and regulations also allow for a lot more leeway when building a granny flat. Granny flats, with council approval, can be occupied by non-relatives and on their own block of land. They can be more than one bedroom, with decks, sheds and carports or garages. Plus you don’t even need to worry about all the council approvals when you let us at Hoek Modular Homes build your granny flat, modular home or cabin, as we take care of all that for you, taking the stress off you.


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For those who need an extra hand and support, granny flats can be placed on the same property as a main dwelling, perfect if you need to move closer to family and support whilst having your own independence, space and privacy.


Granny flats come in so many various shapes, sizes and designs, it’s becoming harder and harder to tell the difference between a “granny flat” and your standard house as they now can contain all the same features and styles. It isn’t surprising that more and more Australians are turning towards granny flats as their next home investment.


For more information contact us at Hoek Modular Homes today! Call: (07) 3889 7385