09/03 Why I love living in a granny flat

a modern granny flat

a modern granny flat

In a world of million-dollar medians I’m likely to be calling my little pad home for quite some time to come, which is perfectly fine by me – a granny flat is a bit like all the other types of dwellings, only better. And here’s why.

While similar to apartment living, there’s the bonus of not having to share a building with other pesky residents. Not once have I had to deal with noise coming from the apartment above or below me.

A granny flat is a bit like a Tiny House but it has a more humble reputation; people don’t make Pinterest accounts and write blogs about the journey of their granny flat and how it has transformed them.

My granny flat is minimalist, but not in a cool Scandinavian way…

For me, renting a granny flat from my super cool (assuming they’re reading this) family members in the house adjacent means I benefit from the good parts of living with other people. I get to eat dinner with them (and not cook), and watch “quality” shows with them at night. Sometimes, they even pick me up from the bus stop when it’s raining. It is also brilliant because we don’t have to have social interactions before midday – my peak time for brooding, caused by my hatred of mornings…

Read more at http://www.domain.com.au/news/why-i-love-living-in-a-granny-flat-20150902-gjdgla/

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Elaine Walker