Six Things To Consider Before Moving Into A Granny Annexe

A granny annexe can be a fantastic option to transition an elderly relative from a larger home they may no longer feel able to manage. Annexes enable an older person to retain their independence and have their own space while being near to family for additional support. With property prices going up and the increasing costs of care homes and elderly facilities, multi-generational living is becoming more popular. In addition to the financial implications of housing, childcare prices continue to rise, and parents often work longer hours. Having parents living in the home means they can help with childcare while being close to their children.

The Valuation Office Agency stats show that there has been an increase of 16% in the number of granny annexes in England. However, you may not be aware of some of the implications of moving in together.

Here we take a look at our top things to consider when considering a Granny Annexe.

Ownership

Unless you already own a home with a granny annexe or intend to build on your land, both parties will probably contribute funds when purchasing the new property. The way you share ownership is essential, and it will come with both financial and legal implications.

If you opt for a ‘joint tenancy’, where the property is owned in equal shares, then if/when one ‘tenant’ passes, their share of the property is divided equally with the other owners.

Another option is ‘tenants in common; this means that shares of the property can be unequal, and if one of the owners dies, their share will go to their chosen beneficiary.

The latter can often seem to be the more obvious option; however, consideration must be made for who inherits and how this impacts the living arrangement. If the beneficiary does not live in the home, will they want to move in or sell the house to gain their share?

Care Home Fees

While a granny annexe offers a perfect space for an elderly relative, this may not be a permanent solution. If the health of the older person deteriorates, they may need to move into a care home. Local authorities will consider a person’s assets when determining their eligibility for assistance or care costs. At this time, assets need to be below £23,250 in England (£28,500 in Scotland and £24,000 in Wales) before support will be given.

If the elderly relative owns property or even a portion of it, this value will be included when assessing their ability to afford care. It should be noted that local authorities can choose to disregard this property if, for example, a spouse of the older person lives in the property and is over the age of 60.

Getting the Mortgage

It may seem that getting a home loan when combining multiple resources would be easy, but this is not necessarily the case. If you need a mortgage to purchase some or all of the property, getting it could be more challenging. As a general rule, lenders avoid providing a mortgage to buy part of a property because, in the event of non-payment, they cannot repossess or sell the home if someone else owns the rest. In addition, many lenders are reluctant to provide a mortgage for anyone past the age of retirement.

Taxes

For an older person, selling up and moving in with adult children can have some additional benefits for IHT (inheritance tax). This is because it can reduce the value of your estate, which means there is less tax liability. However, this could go the other way – if the older family member gifts money from their house sale, then the seven-year rule becomes applicable.

LPA’s

It makes clear financial sense that all property owners should apply for a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to ensure that all of the financial obligations are still met should their health change. An LPA allows someone to appoint other people to make decisions for them should they become unable to do so. Remember that if an elderly parent moves into the granny annexe of their daughter’s property and also gives that daughter the Power of Attorney – this could create a complicated situation. The daughter would be unable to gift herself money, nor can she use the parent money to make, even necessary, improvements to the home. We recommend you seek professional advice to help understand the legalities of a situation such as this.

Set Clear Boundaries

Talking about money might not be easy, but it is imperative to sit down and have an honest discussion about the expectations of all parties. Who will cover the utilities? How will the food be purchased? Who is responsible for household chores? If the elderly relative is providing some childcare, does that offset other things they would have paid?

Moving your parent or other older relative into a granny annexe can be a wonderfully rewarding thing. Allowing them to be close and present for grandchildren as they grow up, receiving support from their children to retain their independence and feeling safer than they would rattling around in a large home following the passing of a spouse are just a few reasons. Take the time to consider the financial implications and enjoy having a large family unit together.

If you’re ready to take the plunge you can explore some of the annexes available here.

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Stamp Duty Relief For Annexes

There are just days left until the current Stamp Duty Tax holiday is altered in England and Northern Ireland (it will end entirely in Wales!) What do you feel you know about Stamp Duty Land Tax?

What is Stamp Duty?

When you decide to build land or property, you will often pay tax on it. This type of tax is called stamp duty in England and Northern Ireland; it’s called and land transaction tax in Wales and land and buildings transaction tax in Scotland. Since 2014, all of the home nations have used a progressive stamp duty rate system.

This system means that you won’t pay a single tax rate on the price of the entire property, but rather, depending on the cost of the property you’re buying, you might pay one rate for one portion and a different rate for another.

How Does the Stamp Duty Holiday Work?

To provide some assistance to home buyers during the coronavirus pandemic, the home nations increased the price at which you began to have to pay this stamp duty (land and buildings/land transaction tax). This assistance is referred to as a stamp duty holiday. This break was initially only until 31 March 2021; however, it was extended until 30 June.

The stamp duty holiday doesn’t end abruptly, though; there is a transition in England and Northern Ireland which looks like this:

  • Until 30 June. No stamp duty will need to be paid on the first £500,000 of any primary residential property.
  • 1 July – 30 September. No stamp duty will need to be paid on the first £250,000 of any primary residential property or £300,000 if you are a first-time buyer.
  • 1 October. Standard rates for stamp duty will return.

It is crucial to note that the purchase of the home must be completed before 30 September to qualify for theta reliefs listed above. If you exchange on 30 September or even before but do not manage to complete until after then, you will have to pay a full stamp duty rate.

What About Multiple Dwellings?

You may not have even thought of this, but buying a home with a granny annexe could cost less in Stamp Duty than you think. This is because of Multiple Dwellings Relief, or MDR. As the name suggests, this relief is only available for properties that consist of more than one dwelling. The calculations for Stamp Duty are made based on the average of the total value of the various dwellings. Meaning there could be Stamp Duty Relief For Annexes.

This becomes even more relevant when considering properties with annexes. Some considerations need to be made to determine whether the additional space can be regarded as a dwelling. These requirements will include but are not limited to, which facilities it contains and whether it has its own access. If the requirements of a dwelling are met, then this annexe could be considered a separate dwelling and allow a buyer to be eligible for MDR.

It can be very easy to miss this potential relief as the calculator provided by the HMRC is intended purely as ‘a guide’ and does not provide the opportunity to calculate for MDR.

If you look to buy a home with a separate dwelling, it is essential to mention Multiple Dwellings Relief to your solicitor or even find a stamp duty expert to give you some advice before you potentially overpay.

So not only could your garden room increase the value of your property, but if you are selling a home with a granny annexe, this relief could be a real selling point for your potential buyer!

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Do I Need Planning Permission for a Granny Annexe?

Whether housing your grown child as they save to buy their own home or perhaps giving an elderly relative a place to maintain their independence whilst getting more support, an annexe can be a great addition to your home.

Certainly, one of the most asked questions when building an annexe is probably whether or not you will need planning permission. Before you grab all the equipment and don your safety helmet, we look at some things to consider when constructing your annexe.

What is an Annexe?

An annexe is a self-contained unit, sometimes referred to as a granny flat. Situated on the same plot as the existing property, the annexe is used as part of the same house.

An annexe can be built as an extension to the existing property or as a stand-alone building. The most important thing to appreciate is that an annexe is not a separate dwelling. An annexe is not intended to be rented out for example.

Do I Need Planning Permission?

The quick answer is yes. Whilst garden rooms can often be exempt from planning permission requirements, an annexe, because it is used as a dwelling or living space, will require planning permission or a Certificate of Lawfulness from your Local Planning `Authority (LPA).

The LPA will make consideration regarding the impact your proposed annexe will have on your neighbours. They will also consider the surrounding land and including how the structure would look.

How long does Planning Permission usually take?

The great news here is that all Local Planning Authorities sing from essentially the same song sheet. This means that once you have finalised the annexe’s proposed design and submit that precious planning permission application, you can expect to wait no longer than approximately 8 weeks for a decision. If you do decide to use a company to submit all the paperwork, they will stay in close contact with the LPA and keep you informed along the way.

Can You Use the Caravan Act to Build the Annexe?

You may be familiar with The Caravan Act as another way to build your annexe and avoid the lengthier process of requesting planning permission, but the truth is it is not as easy as that. The Caravan Sites Act 1968 does allow for the construction of certain types of buildings without using planning permission; however, there are quite strict guidelines to follow.

A rough outline of the major criteria in regards to the Caravan Act are:

  • Maximum dimensions
    • 65.6’L x 22.3’W x 10’H
  • Must be a structure rather than a building
  • Must be fit for human dwelling
  • Must be able to be moved from one place to another

The below image is The Nest by Add a Home who specialise in movable solutions, which means that should you move the building can be moved. Because it is a movable solution, it may fall under the caravan act.

modular annexeSo, whilst the Act can be used to support the build of your granny annexe, we would always recommend applying for planning permission or a Certificate of Lawfulness rather than ploughing money into a project you later find out isn’t lawful.

We hope this has been informative and helped you to understand the requirements for your very own granny annexe; you can start a search for your very own annexe here.

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The Benefits of Composite Windows and Doors

When having a garden room constructed, the consideration of windows and doors may not have occurred to you. They are, however, definitely worth thinking about. The windows and doors you select will need to be secure and be energy-efficient.

The technology involved in glazing has come a long way in the last few decades. Continually evolving to improve energy efficiency and security. With double and triple glazing options available, there is also a selection of frame materials to choose from.

When installing windows and doors, you should be considering several things.

  • What is the average lifespan of the windows and doors?
  • How much will the windows and doors cost?
  • How energy efficient are they?
  • Are they secure?
  • Will they keep sound out?
  • Will they complement the design of the building?

For many year’s uPVC was the material of choice. Today, however, there’s a new, more sustainable kid on the block. Composite Windows, constructed of aluminium and timber provides greater energy efficiency, have a longer life span and are more sustainable than their uPVC counterparts.

We spoke to experts, Okohaus to find out more about sustainable composite windows and doors.

How Environmentally Friendly are Composite Windows and Doors?

We are all having to be more conscious about our individual carbon footprint; the products we buy should demonstrate responsibility. UPVC windows are derived from oil production; this means they are bad for the environment, requiring a significant emission of CO2 for their production. They are also difficult to recycle and once they reach the end of their lifespan, they are usually sent to landfill.

Composite windows are a far more sustainable product. This is because they use a combination of natural timber and long-lasting, robust aluminium external cladding. By utilising sustainable timber in the supply chain, manufacturers can achieve a much lower carbon footprint.  Okohaus ensure all of their products are FSC Chain of Custody certified. This means that the forests used for timber production are sustainably managed and for every tree cut down to produce a window or door, at least two more are planted.

These fresh, new trees grow quickly and therefore absorb more CO2 than older trees. CO2 is captured in the timber during the window’s lifespan, which is at least twice as long as the lifespan of a UPVC window, so they are actually carbon negative!

How Long Do Composite Windows and Doors Last

Composite windows and doors have a much longer life expectancy than uPVC frames. If maintained well uPVC windows and doors are usable for a maximum of 35 years, in most cases, they don’t reach this. Composite alternatives have a life expectancy of 56-83 years!

How Efficient are Composite Windows and Doors?

In terms of performance, composite windows also have the upper hand over both uPVC and aluminium alone. The U values (thermal performance) in Okohaus’ double glazed systems are comparable to triple glazing in aluminium or UPVC!

How Secure are Composite Windows and Doors?

When it comes to security, they tick all the boxes. Okohaus’ windows and doors are secured by design certified, meaning they are as standard, some of the most secure products on the market.  Usually, UPVC windows would have to have steel reinforcement added to achieve the same levels of security, which would also make them much poorer thermally.

Acoustically very high sound reduction levels are standard, even the busiest central London sites, for example, notice a difference.

When it comes to price, you may expect to pay more for this high-level product.  Composite windows and doors actually often work out cheaper than aluminium alternatives, especially when you compare like for like in terms of performance. They do come in a bit more expensive than uPVC. But the benefits far outweigh the price difference. Not to mention they last at least double the time of uPVC windows.

Windows and doors are as you see, an important consideration. It pays to do your research.

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5 Benefits of an Annexe

*Image Bespoke Glamping Pod by Garden Room Design

Annexes are a popular choice on Rooms2u for many reasons, primarily they allow people to maintain independence. They are popular among families who would like to keep elderly relatives close by, while still maintaining freedom for both parties, as well as for young adults who perhaps cannot afford to move out due to high rental prices but crave to live independently.

 

Coming in a range of styles, sizes and shapes it’s easy to see why annexes are a popular choice. We take a look at some of the reasons you may want to get an annexe.

 

Getting on the Property Ladder

Sewerby Annexe

Getting onto the property ladder has become increasingly difficult over the last decade or so. Many young people find themselves priced out of the market. Staying at home is one way to reduce their overheads but the lack of independence can be off-putting for many. An annexe allows young adults to learn about being self-sufficient, have their own space and perhaps pay a lower rent to their relatives for an annexe over private rental properties and bills which haemorrhage their monthly paycheques, thus allowing them to save up for the deposit on their own property.

 

Keep Relatives Close With an Annexe

Cresta Annexe

Ageing takes its toll on us all, it can be a worrying time for people if their parents begin to get frail with age. Many wish to keep them close to help take care of them and ensure they are managing day-to-day, but perhaps still want independent living for themselves and their parents. An annexe allows for this. You can even get 1- or 2-bedroom annexes that are self-contained comes available for installation into a garden.

 

Earn Some Extra Income With an Annexe

Bespoke Tiny House

The governments rent a room scheme allows people to rent out a room in their home and earn a tax-free amount each year of £7,500. This amount would allow you to earn £625per month in rental income for a room. Renting a room in your home, however, can seem daunting and perhaps encroach on privacy and security especially if the lodger is a stranger. Renting an annexe out, however, can provide a self-contained unit for someone to rent, without the need to be inside your personal home.

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Annexe Business Opportunities

Glamping Pod

Annexes are also a popular choice for glamping sites and those who operate air B&B businesses. Allowing guests to stay in annexes can prove a lucrative income stream for owners. The rise of glamping in recent years has made pods, domes and annexes a popular choice for people with some land looking to make some extra income.

 

Downsizing & The Environment

energy efficient annexe

Some people chose to live in an annexe simply for the mere fact that they no longer need a large home with all the associated overheads. Tiny Homes have become fashionable in recent years allowing people to live smaller, reduce their energy usage and overheads and even reduce their carbon footprint. Many annexes are the ideal candidate for solar panels to provide electricity and heat water for example. Living roofs are another way to keep heat in and help the carbon cycle. Some people choose to sell their homes, buy a small piece of land and install an annexe, lower overheads can mean a better quality of life with less work and more enjoyment.

 

As you can see above annexes have many plus points, if you would like to take a look at some of the annexes available, you can start your search here.

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5 Types of Garden Room

Pictured is the Buddha Lounge by Into The Garden Room

Garden Rooms have become a popular way to add some extra space at home, providing you have a garden, then it’s quick and simple to gain an extra room. With so many options on the market, there are solutions to most needs, from additional space to somewhere to work and even additional living accommodation.

In this blog, we take a look at 5 popular types of garden room; you can find out how to choose the perfect garden room for you here.

Garden Office

With the rise of home-working has come the need for a dedicated space to work. Garden Rooms are the ideal way to gain some extra space, purely dedicated to your working set up. Some people simply want a small ‘box’ in the garden with a desk, chair, internet connection and heating to work from year-round, while others prefer something larger that can be used as a multi-use room for both work and play.  Whatever your requirements, the clever creators of these rooms have something to fit your needs. Below we have picked three options to give you an idea what’s available, but you can start your own search for a garden office here.

Solis garden officeCube garden Officeufficio garden office
The Solis by Under The Living SunThe Cube by Aspen Garden RoomsThe Ufficio by Urbanpods

Sunroom

Sunrooms are the perfect place to relax and bask in the sunshine, when possible, year-round. From the height of summer to the chilly winter sun, you can relax and perhaps read a good book or have a coffee and catch up with friends. Traditionally thought of as conservatories, there are now multiple options to enjoy some covered dinner al fresco or catch up with friends and be sheltered from the unpredictable British weather. We have listed some below for you, but you can start your own search for sunrooms here.

The Burghley Sunroommelbourne sunroomSOLARDOME Retreat
The Burghley by Scotts of ThrapstonMelbourne 1200 by Nordic Garden BuildingsSOLARDOME® Retreat by Solardome Industries
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Annexe

For those looking to provide some extra living accommodation, be it for an elderly family member, a first time home for a young adult, or as a way to earn some extra income from renting it out, then a garden room could be the ideal solution. Annexes provide independence for both parties, are attractive, and come in many different shapes and sizes to suit all tastes and styles. Whether you only have a small bit of space or lots of land to build a pre-fabricated home on, then you can find the ideal solution on our marketplace. We have selected three to showcase below, but you can start your search for an annexe here.

Log Home Annexetiny house annexe
Bespoke Camping Pod by Garden Room DesignCresta 2 Bedroom Log Home by Norwegian LogBespoke Tiny House by Tiny Homes Ireland 

Workshop

Gardens have always been the ideal place to have a workshop, close to the main living accommodation but separate enough to keep things segregated such as mess and clutter.  Garden rooms provide the perfect versatility, allowing you to choose a solution that works for you. Whether you need a workshop to let your artistic talents flow, or perhaps somewhere to create or repair objects a garden room could be your ideal solution. We have chosen three options below, but you can start your own search for a workshop here.

Aldford Barn Workshopgarden workshopsstandard workshop
Aldford Barn by 1 Click Log CabinsThe Garden Workshop by Green RetreatsStandard Workshop by HG Spaces

Recreational Room

Finally, garden rooms are the ideal place to create recreational space. Whether its a mancave, gaming room, garden bar, gym or somewhere to host band practice, for example, there is a garden room to suit. There are many optional extras that can be installed such as soundproofing if needed, making them versatile and functional for a host of purposes. Once again we have selected three to share on this blog, but you can start your search for a recreational room here.

Sound Studio Roomgarden gymGames Room
Sound Studio by Garden 2 Office LtdComposite Garden Room 3W by Garden Rooms East AngliaSteel Framed Games Room by Option Garden Buildings Ltd
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How To Choose The Perfect Garden Room For You

Featured image is Cedar Cladded garden Building by Oakstone Solutions, find it here.

Garden rooms are an incredibly versatile way of gaining some extra space, whether it’s for living, relaxing, working or storage there is something to suit. But, how do you know which garden room is the best choice for you with so many choices on the market?

We take a look below at some of the key considerations.

What will the garden room be used for?

 

This is the primary consideration and will be the largest influence on your choice. Do you need the space for work, relaxation, perhaps it’s a spare guest bedroom or an annexe for a family member? Will it be a multi-functional space such as somewhere to work and relax, or do you just need a small area to work from? Your deliberation will also require the contemplation of the following points:

  • Will it be used for one sole purpose or multiple purposes?
  • Do you need utilities connected to the garden room such as electricity for lights and power, or water for a sink or toilet?
  • How much space do you need?
  • How frequently will the garden room be used?
  • Will it need insulation to be used year round?

Consider Your Budget

Once you have decided what the room will be used for you should do some research on pricing and options. There’s no point getting carried away with plans and then discovering the garden room of your dreams is way out of reach. Make a list of your wants and needs, needs are things the structure HAS to have, while wants are optional extras that would be nice and can be added if the budget affords.

You can get a good idea of prices on our marketplace here. This can serve as a guide to start making your plans.

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What Style do you like?

Garden rooms come in a range of styles and finishes, from conventional log cabin designs to funky and modern shapes in a range of colours. Consider the finish you would like, would you prefer natural wood or a composite wood finish? Which colour would best fit in with your garden and home? With wood, there’s the choice of natural, stained or painted and with composite finished there is a range of colours to select.

Choosing the shape will be dependent on the space you have to install the garden room. For small gardens a corner unit may work best, L-shape structures are a good way to increase the footprint, for annexes there is a huge range of shapes and styles available, with some unique looking buildings.

 

Do you need installation?

Some garden rooms come as kits to build yourself at home, while others can be installed by the company you buy from. Of course, installation is a more costly option, so for those that are quite handy and can find something off the shelf so to speak, a self-build option could be the way forward. For anything fairly complicated though, that requires the connection of utilities etc, it’s always advisable to use the correct trades for the job, this will increase the cost of the build and should be considered first.

 

Does a garden room require planning permission?

If you are building an annexe for dwelling then yes, planning permission will need to be obtained. Most garden rooms, however, can be built under permitted development rights if they are for an office, summerhouse etc. This is providing they are below 2.5 metres in height and are of a single story. Some areas of outstanding natural beauty are excludes from permitted development rights, so we always advise checking with your local council first, but here are the general rules for outbuildings under permitted development rights.

As with any large purchase, it’s always sensible to look around at what’s available and do proper research before committing to a purchase. We have some other interesting blogs that may help you in the search for a garden office, search for an annexe or somewhere to for the offspring chill out perhaps.

Remember, our marketplace is full of fantastic options from the usual the quirky, start your search for a garden room here.

 

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10 Awesome Annexes

If you are looking to extend your home to allow for additional living or sleeping space, then a garden room is the ideal solution to create annexes. Garden rooms can be custom designed to perfectly compromise your environment and suit your exact needs. We have plenty of beautiful designs from top sellers to suit all needs and budgets. Here are our top 10 picks for annexes and bedsits…

 

PRIMO.26.26Primo annexes

This compact garden room sold by A Room in the Garden is budget-friendly and perfect for those with space constraints. It will sleep 1-2 people if you’re looking for a small bedsit space at a budget price of £9,500. Full installation is included in the price and the unit is finished with plywood panels inside, which you can paint yourself. It comes with Grey uPVC double glazed double French doors, Tilt&Open window set, full electrical connection to your house, consumer unit, and 2 double sockets inside, 2 wall mounted LED lights, 1 external light, plywood internal walls, and commercial grade laminate floor panels.

 

 

 

The WansfellThe Wansfell

Sold by Garden Room Design, The Wansfell has a rather distinctive look with clean lines and full width sliding patio doors in black together with the contrast of the larch. This modern cube-like design will fit in well in any garden, whilst being striking enough to stand out as a beautiful addition. It can be finished in a variety of external cladding and comes in many sizes with prices starting from £14,495. This is an eco-friendly option with low running costs since the seller uses the latest eco-building products including extensive insulation, low energy LED lighting, and heating. We also use low E energy saving double glazing.

Annexannex

This spacious and attractive annex sold by Sensational Spaces is designed specifically to provide comfortable living space for your loved ones. With prices from £40,000, you can create a bespoke version of this annex that perfectly meets your needs, enabling you to provide a nearby space offering independence to the occupant whilst being close enough should they have caring needs. This unit is large enough to comfortably provide living and sleeping space with washing and cooking facilities for independent living.

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Arkrooms Garden AnnexArkrooms Garden Annexe

This customisable garden annex sold by Ark Design Build is a perfect independent living space with a full bathroom and kitchenette area. Any size and style can be achieved to meet all needs, with prices starting at £28,000 for a 4mx4m design. As bespoke or off the shelf as you want, a host of extras like air conditioning and security cameras or composite deck areas can be added to complete the space.

Cedar Cladded OutbuildingCedar Cladded Outbuilding annexes

This cedar cladded outbuilding by Oakston Solutions is an attractive garden space that can be used for many purposes and is large enough to sleep 1-2 people if you are looking for an additional bedroom space. Western red cedar is a very fashionable, beautiful timber that’s very durable due to natural oils within it, making it a perfect material to finish off a garden room externally. This option can be customised to suit your needs and prices start from £22,200. It comes with plastered finished walls as standard, giving you the feel of being in a room in your home. You can even have under-floor heating installed to keep you warm during the cold winter months.

 

The Eco BoxThe Eco Box

The Eco Box by Smart Eco Glamping is perfect for the larger garden or commercial space, offering a comfortable space with an air of luxury. It’s a great option for the eco-conscious as the seller endeavours to incorporate eco features throughout all their products. Sustainably sourced wood, highly insulated walls and roofs (to building regulation standards), and the most up to date renewable technologies are used for heating and ventilation. Prices start from a reasonable £30,000.

The AscotThe Ascot

If you’re a looking for a home away from home, this luxury offering from Manor Park Homes gives you everything you need and more. The Ascot encapsulates a traditional grand manor styled home with a modern twist and features an opulent regal colour scheme. The versatility of its interior and exterior design makes it a perfect lodge or residential home. This 2 bedroom home showcases the seller’s keen attention to detail when it comes to home build and interior design trends. This option is customisable to suit your needs with prices starting from £140,000.

The B&B HerdsmanThe B&B Herdsman

This iconic shepherd hut design by Greendown Shepherd Huts is ideal for annexes and would look lovely in any garden or rural B&B business location. This hut comes fully equipped and ready to use. The only thing left for you to do is connect the water supply, connect the waste pipe, and plug in the electricity supply. The hut also has a lifespan of over 20 years, making it a long-lasting option for B&Bs and other overnight stay companies. This lovely hut can be yours for just £33,000.

 

The Apartment PodThe Apartment Pod

The Apartment Pod by Lune Valley Pods is a unique modular design that really gives the wow factor. The Apartment pod can really be anything you want it to be as it allows for multiple modules being put together to form larger, longer, and bespoke buildings. Add as many sections as your heart desires. Perfect for incorporating outdoor kitchens, seating areas, and hot tubs – the list is endless, meaning it an ideal addition for any glamping business. This product is perfect for those longer stay holidays with the whole family. You can sleep up to 6 in this pod or you can specify it to sleep 2 and live like kings! This pod has 3 distinct rooms with a large open plan kitchen/living space, a bedroom, and a bathroom. Prices start at £39,000.

The Attree RoomThe Attree Room

The Attree Room is a contemporary design by RA Garden Rooms which includes a separate space for a hot tub or seating area, giving it a unique feel compared to many garden rooms of a similar size. This additional space can even be used for extra storage, should you wish to add doors. With prices starting from a very reasonable £21,000, this room is suitable for most budgets and comes with UPVC windows and french door, thermowood vertical cladding on the exterior, 2 outside lights, 4 chrome double sockets with 1 USB connection, plaster finish with white painted walls inside for a homely feel and oak effect or grey oak laminate flooring.

Annexes are ideal for creating independent living solutions; with the cost of housing ever-increasing, grown-up children could find their first home in an annexe, or perhaps your parents now need to be close. These annexes can provide comfortable accommodation. But if none of these have taken your fancy, don’t worry, we have lots more for you to browse through here.

 

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