Attached Granny Flats / Minor Dwellings

Attached Granny Flats / Minor Dwellings

House Plans with Attached Minor Dwellings


Minor Dwellings, or Granny Flats,  are a great dual living option for accommodating older children, extended family, guests, boarders, nannies and, of course, grannies!

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Increasing numbers of new homeowners are looking for a housing solution that accommodates up to three generations while still ensuring privacy for the occupants.

Our house plans with attached granny flats provide ample living space while also presenting an integrated home frontage and roofline.

A casual observer would scarcely realise that the property contains a fully self-contained minor dwelling. A shared outdoor area provides a great meeting point for the families.

With our granny flat options the possibilities are endless!


The Milford 375 with Minor Dwelling is a great way to help your kids get a start in a tough housing market. There’s plenty of space and privacy for both you and the younger family. The resale value of these homes is a real bonus providing a way for you and your children to build wealth.

The Koru 428 with Minor Dwelling is big on space for the larger extended family. The attached granny flat includes an extra two bedrooms, living/dining, garage, kitchen and alfresco.



For empty nesters looking to earn additional income, the Hahei 394 with Minor Dwelling is a great option. Another great acreage style dual living design from Stroud Homes.

*Council regulations may vary from one location to another. Please check with your local council before proceeding

If you have the land a detached or stand-alone minor dwelling can be a great way to earn extra income. The Tairua 78 standalone minor dwelling gives you maximum privacy all in a great looking modern dwelling.

*Council regulations may vary from one location to another. Please check with your local council before proceeding

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Benefits of Attached Granny Flats / Minor Dwellings

An attached minor dwelling is an ideal living solution for an extended family wanting have all the benefits of living under the one roof while still enjoying separate living spaces and privacy.

Benefits of homes with attached minor dwellings include:

  • Greater economy and affordability.
  • Improved security.
  • Flexible lifestyle options including childminding, supervision and assistance.
  • Cost-effectiveness of the initial build.
  • Enhanced resale value.
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Attached Minor Dwellings Home Builders

Stroud Homes New Zealand has special expertise in designing and building homes with attached minor dwellings. The best feature of these house designs is how they integrate with the overall home. From the outside you wouldn’t even notice the house contains a separate dwelling.

Attached minor dwellings are designed to integrate seamlessly with most of our house designs. By altering the orientation of the granny flat you can either maximise privacy or increase interaction between the occupants.

The additional living space provided by a minor dwelling can be oriented so that the living areas of both dwellings face each other, or mirrored so that the occupants each have their own entryways and enjoy greater privacy.

Minor dwellings can feature an open patio or the delightful cafe dining option. With three sets of sliding doors you can easily switch from open air al fresco dining to enclosed comfort.

(Note: minor dwelling add-ons are not available for all Stroud Homes house plans and are subject to local council planning requirements.)

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More About Granny Flats

Minor dwellings or granny flats create added space and extra privacy, plus it really is rather ‘cool’ for a teenager to have his/her own separate living area. They are self-contained living spaces within the grounds of a larger family home and are usually designed for one or two people. They are normally detached from the main residence.

Another benefit is the added security of having someone else living on the property; it is more likely to act as a deterrent to potential burglars than a single residence with all the lights off.

Quality Minor Dwelling Design and Construction

As a trusted local builder, we put just as much care into building minor dwellings as we do to the main home. That means you get the same level of quality and experience, the same dedication and customer-focus and the same reliability and guarantees for delivery.

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Stroud Homes offers you real guarantees and commitments that will make your home build a stress-free experience.

We’re not a laid-back building company; we know you’re paying interest, we know you’re paying rent, and we know how important it is to make building a new home as worry-free as possible.

We understand what is important to you and your family and our guarantees are there to ensure your peace of mind.

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