Have you ever wondered how our kit homes are built on site in just a few days?
We held a live 1-day building event for you to see our speedy building system live in action!
We were building our flagship granny flat, the stylish and versatile Madeira, at our Display Village in Ourimbah – and to celebrate we were hosting a live 1-day event where people could watch the build unfold before their eyes!
For an owner-builder, licensed builder, architect, journalist or anyone considering building a YZY Kit Home, the live build was a great opportunity to learn about the steps and processes involved in the construction of our homes and to see how fast they are built firsthand. If you missed the event, read on, there is a photographic and video recap of the day.
Photographic and video recap of the day
What a fantastic day it has been! We’ve gone from a bare foundation in the morning to an almost complete 2-bedroom granny flat by 3:45 pm!
7 am – builders getting ready for 1-day build
9 am – morning coffee time
10:30 am – after 3 hours of work
3:45 pm – End of Live 1-day build
Walk-through video at the end of day
Time-lapse video: Madeira built in 1 day
Photos of interior and details
Welcome to see the Madeira
We’d love to see you at the Ourimbah Display Centre. The address is 4 James Graham Ln, Ourimbah NSW 2258. Working hours are Tue-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm. See the new Madeira we’ve just built and view the 7 existing cabins and granny flats on site, each fully furnished in a unique style to showcase the design possibilities. If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch with our team on 1300 51 64 51.
Day 2 of Madeira build
Day 2 of the Madeira build is scheduled to be at the end of this week, subject to the builder’s work schedule. The team will install the roof. At the end of Day 2, the Madeira will be finished to lockup stage and ready for internal fit-outs.
If you want to see Day 2 of the Madeira build, please get in touch with our builders’ team on 1300 51 64 51 to check what date it is scheduled. Builders will take 1 day of their work schedule as soon as they can.
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On the day you will:
watch our build team working just as they would in your own backyard
witness the ease, speed and efficiency of the Scandanavian building system
learn how the precision-cut modular components fit together quickly and easily.
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.
Backyard cabins have evolved from no-frills sheds to classy studios while stylish granny flats have become small versions of real homes. The Madeira would be a perfect accommodation for your out-of-town guests. This granny flat comes in 1 and 2 bedroom sizes with living area of less than 60m² to conform to council requirements for a 2nd dwelling.
Madeira design features a full kitchen, a dining area, a spacious lounge, a bathroom and 1 bedroom or 2 bedrooms located on sides of the building for the maximum privacy. On the left is an equally expansive covered veranda for outdoor living. The veranda can be fitted with cutouts in the floor and ceiling to accommodate greenery.
All YZY timber studios and flats can be customized to reflect your unique design preferences. With so many available options, every cabin can be one of a kind. Take a paint color of the building. Darker tones can blend the building in with the surrounds and brighter colors can make it stand out with all its glory. With a simple cut outs in the floor and the ceilings of the veranda, Madeira can give you a luxurious and stylish outdoor space. Also, screens are one of an architectural expression to address the harsh Australian climate and balance the privacy and aesthetics. Please take a look at different designer solutions for our Madeira granny flats.
The Madeira can expand your home’s living space or create extra bedrooms. It can provide accommodations for visitors and still have enough room left over for entertaining additional guests. If you happen to have a granny, and you want to keep her close, the Madeira would be a cozy place for her to live.
YZY prefabricated Scandinavian backyard cabins and granny flats are made of hardy Nordic Pine Spruce from FSC-certified forests. With natural timber and double-glazing, these timber studios are solid and built to last. Granny flats and backyard cabins come with premium inclusions and flexible options like extra windows and doors and customized decks.
If you like the Madeira but would prefer something smaller, our Sicilia timber studio is similar but half as large. It measures 20m² (5m x 4m), and you can add a deck for a more spacious design.
This amazing project was built on the Central Coast earlier this year. Owners were looking for that extra room needed for their daughter and also for a pool house. Our beautiful timber studio Sicilia 20m² fitted perfectly in between the existing pool and the fence. It seems that the functional aspect of the project would have been achieved. However, talented owners had great ideas to transforming their backyard into an ultimate entertaining space. Sicilia cabin was extended to have an additional outdoor space with fully-equipped kitchen. Bi-folding windows added to the right wall of the studio opens to the outdoor kitchen/entertaining area making it convenient to entertain. The total building size is around 40m² half being indoor and another half for outdoor covered space.