Multipurpose garden studio Skyros in Armidale

Multipurpose room built in Armidale

A multipurpose cabin Skyros 19 is located just outside of Armidale. The studio will have multiple uses: as a student and teenage accommodation, also as a party room. The client is also an artist, and she wants to use it for her art studio as well.

Watch the interview with Martin Chaseling, the builder and take a virtual walk through the Skyros 19.

“Skyros 19 dark stained looks dramatic and it looks very at home in its landscape” – said Martin Chaseling, the builder servicing New England area.

Multipurpose garden studio Skyros in Armidale
Back of multipurpose garden studio Skyros Armidale

It’s probably something that you can get away within a cooler climate like Armidale, but a dark stain is generally not recommended for outside application. However, unarguably it looks spectacular!

“The clients are very happy with the cabin and that it features the double glazing on all doors and windows” – said Martin.

Panorama windows multipurpose garden studio Skyros in Armidale
Exposed beams multipurpose garden studio Skyros in Armidale

Project details

In this particular Skyros, there is installed under-floor insulation, as well as insulation and sarking in the ceiling. The other morning, we had a minus 8 degrees and we visited the site internally with no heating. It was quite comfortable, according to Martin.

Under floor insulation of Skyros, Armidale
Under floor insulation of Skyros, Armidale

“We incorporated a deck on this particular Skyros and the deck actually extends to the front of the building, and also goes around the side of the building. And the clients would like an outside bathroom, shower, toilet built on the side, which we will be doing shortly” – said Martin.

Decking front and side for external bathroom of Skyros
Decking front and side for external bathroom of Skyros

The newly added building is located about 10-15 meters from the main house and about 15-20 meters from the swimming pool. The Skyros cabin completed beautifully the outdoor area.

If you are looking to build a cabin or a granny flat in the New England region, please contact the builder of this project.

If you need an extra room built somewhere else, please find your nearest builder and contact him for a quote, site inspection or general information.

Demand for Separate Residential Cabins Increases Sharply Following COVID-19

Demand for Separate Residential Cabins Increases Sharply Following COVID-19

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  • Surprising Sales Boom for Residential Cabins due to COVID-19 Restrictions
  • Outdoor Residential Cabins Required for Family Displaced During COVID-19 Crisis
  • External Dedicated Space Needed for Work-from-Home Solution

Sales and demand for external office studios at home have increased exceedingly over the past few months, as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to founder and Director of YZY Kit Homes, Lina Urbona.

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10-day Council Approval Program in Victoria

The Victorian Government introduced a Secondary Dwelling Pilot Program to process ‘granny-flat or garden studio’ applications within 10 days. Exciting news for the Victorians as the state has the most stringent laws in Australia for building a secondary dwelling.

Check our granny flats and cabins and contact our authorized dealers and builders in Victoria.

What is a secondary dwelling?

A secondary dwelling can be defined as a dwelling which is either attached or detached from an already existing dwelling on the same plot of land.

Plan Melbourne 2017-2050, recognizes the demand to promote housing choice and to cater to the ever-growing needs of the household. In such a scenario, secondary dwellings provide:

  • An affordable yet wide selection of housing alternatives
  • Offering members of the extended family to live in close proximity
  • Option for couples to scale down
  • Added option of rental for members of the community

Secondary dwelling pilot program

Four different councils would conduct a trial run for the Secondary Dwelling Code from August 2020 till March 2021. These four councils are Greater Bendigo, Murrindindi, Kingston and Moreland councils.

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Simple and affordable bedroom addition, Coolum Beach QLD

Owner Builder Neil was looking to add another bedroom to his house in Coolum beach. But there was already an existing decking area built where another room was most likely to go. So, he decided to build a cabin so that it shares the same deck creating a flow-on effect. And now it looks absolutely stunning flowing nicely from the main house through the spacious veranda. Who could tell it was a recent addition? It definitely looks like that was in the original plans of the house.

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Projects built in 2019

Projects Built In 2019

The year 2019 was a prolific one, it saw the construction of new Scandinavian cabins, granny flats and houses spread across Australia. YZY Kit Homes were used in varying ways. The larger units were utilized as homes, independent living spaces specially designed for teenagers, guest houses or bed and breakfasts. The smaller studio-type cabins were utilized as art studios, home offices, music rooms, pool houses and sheds.

Space is the primary driving force for the initiation of construction. Then the client gets in contact with a builder to develop potential ideas. Simultaneously, the builder focuses on the options and restrictions associated with the site. Following a few rounds of discussion, working in unison the best possible outcome is achieved. The results speak for themselves. Here are some of the cabins which came up in 2019.

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Soundproof Music studio in Armidale

This soundproof music room was recently built in Armidale for an ex-musician Brian ‘Lanky’ Moore. Brian is a drummer and a vocalist, ex-band member of “Constable, Green and Moore”, “Kelsey”, “Shane” and “The Chooks”. Reaching retirement, Brian Moore decided to fulfill a lifetime dream and build a cabin in backyard as a music studio.

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Work space Teenage Retreat Bondi Beach

Teenage Retreat in Bondi Beach

Are your kids growing up and require their own space to live in and carry out their lives? That became the issue here in Bondi Beach and family was exploring options to solve this problem. With Bondi Beach being one of the most expensive areas to live in the country, moving out to a bigger house was never an option.

But wait! What if you were able to give teens their place on your existing property? Yes, own backyard was that perfect unused space. And the family of four turned their backyard into an ultimate Teenage Retreat.

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Carly and Ben’s Garden Cottage for Guests

Canberra Outdoor Structures recently built a garden cottage for Carly and Ben Drysdale’s family in Conder. Initially, the cabin was meant to be built as a sleepout for guests, but in the process young family found out they were expecting a second daughter and would have run out of rooms inside their house!

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