Outbuilding of the Week: An Instant Backyard Room For Summer Guests by

Issue 34 · Chasing Fireflies · August 29, 2014

Outbuilding of the Week: An Instant Backyard Room For Summer Guests

Issue 34 · Chasing Fireflies · August 29, 2014

Designed by Australia's ArchiBlox, these instant Backyard Rooms—well, practically instant—create extra living or studio space; no building permit required. All you do is pick a size, configure, and place the order. Six weeks later: Your studio has arrived.

Photographs via Backyard Room.

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Above: Available in several sizes and configurations (including a two-story studio layout), the Backyard Room can be customized with various windows and doors. Prices range from $15,840 AU to more than $150,000 AU. 

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Above: ArchiBlox specializes in prefabricated design. The team's modular workspaces have built-in bathrooms, kitchens, desk areas, and bookshelves.

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Above: A tiny office nook with a view.

For another of our favorite prefab cottages, see A Tiny Backyard Guest Studio (Sleeps One). No room for a pop-up shed? Try repurposing your garage, as in Outbuilding of the Week: The 186-Square-Foot Guest Cottage.

N.B.: This is an update of a post published on June 21, 2013.



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