With the cost of construction and renovation processes skyrocketing, investing in an affordable low cost second dwelling on your existing house lot is often a clever idea. This 592 square foot home (55sqm) one bedroom granny flat is presented to us by Kim Alexander builders in collaboration with Baahouse + Baastudio. “Granny flats, or secondary dwellings are making a comeback in the Australian backyard due to their affordability and practicality. If you live on a block of land larger than 405 square meters and need extra living space, building a second dwelling may be your solution”, explain the architects.

This particular project is located in The Gap, a leafy and hilly suburb of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. It is a modern version of a tree-house, and it appears to float in its privileged natural environment. The smart layout opens up all of the rooms to the freshness of the forest while ensuring an optimum connection between the interiors. Both living area and bedroom extend outdoors through lovely balconies partially covered by cantilevered roofs. Enjoy the virtual tour of this unconventional granny loft and let us know what you think!