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