Feeling squeezed for space right now? Perhaps you're working from home, homeschooling or just spending more time within your four walls and starting to feel a little claustrophobic. Rather than go through the disruption (and expense) of a move or extension, the answer might be a little closer to home. The end of the garden, perhaps...
YrdPod is a tiny house, granny flat, home office, or teen retreat. It's whatever you want it to be, really, but it could be the answer to your space woes. Kreis Grennan Architecture explains, "a YrdPod is a flexible and affordable alternative to conventional building additions, for those who don’t have a big budget but want great architecture."
Inside, the attention to detail is no different, with birch plywood walls. For such a compact design, there's a surprising amount of storage. A wall of storage includes overhead and under-counter storage in the kitchenette, space for a bar fridge, microwave and pantry space as well as space to hang and store clothes.
A surprising pop of bright yellow in the bathroom feels like a burst of sunshine. The unique acute-angled bathroom is space-efficient, tucking a shower into the corner, and helps the covered outdoor area feel more inviting.
There are three standard YrdPods, L+, M and S+. The L+ which has 19 square metres of internal space plus a covered outdoor space. It includes a kitchenette, bathroom and storage space, perfect for a secondary dwelling for independent living. At the of the scale is the compact S+ with a footprint of just 3.2 x 3.8 metres. The S+ includes a bathroom and integrated joinery. The YrdPod can also be tailored to your needs.
Floor plan YrdPod L+
Floor plan YrdPod M
Floor plan YrdPod S+
Prices for a YrdPod start from $65,000 for the S size pod to $110,000 for the large L+ pod with kitchenette and bathroom. That doesn't include the site establishment and approval costs which vary from site to site depending on the need for approvals, complexity, access etc. Kreis Grennan Architecture can provide a tailored proposal for your needs for $385. So, if you need a bit of extra space without the hassle of moving or renovating? YrdPod might be the solution you're looking for.