The tiny home or "granny pod" trend has gained popularity among the Baby Boomer population in the last few years, especially as the housing market in metropolitan cities continue to get more expensive.
Stannard and her partner enlisted the help of Bruce Parker, owner of Microhouse, a company that specializes in designing small houses and custom backyard cottages. Together they built a two-story cottage modeled to complement Drew and Jacob's house.
The abode features one bedroom, two bathrooms, a living room and a fully equipped kitchen. See it for yourself:
Downsizing from a 1,300 square-foot home to a granny pod was no easy task for Stannard and her partner.
"We brought 40 boxes ahead of the moving company and when we put them in living room it was like what were we thinking?" Stannard recalled.
However, they're happy to have found a home near their family, especially since they're about to become grandparents. Drew and Jacob are expecting their first child in May, and the mom-to-be is grateful to have her parents nearby.
"That intergenerational connection is important," said Drew. Stannard agreed, adding, "I see lots of Baby Boomers pushing strollers in this neighborhood. They probably have to commute to push the stroller and we won't have to!"
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