Backyard “Granny Pods” Are the Best House Alternative to Moving Your Aging Parents into a Nursing Home Art & Culture

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As our parents grow older, we feel the responsibility to take care of them and give them the best life they deserve like they did when we were kids. However, some of us don’t have enough space in their houses or have certain situations that prevent them from staying with you.

Nursing homes are an option, but for some people, they would rather have a more active role in caring for their parents than placing them in a nursing home.

But if you can’t place them in your own home, what other options do you have?

There’s now a solution that allows families to stay together while also ensuring aging parents maintain their sense of independence.

Called “Granny Pods,” these small houses help bring families closer together. That’s although not all members of the family are living under the same roof.

A Granny Pod allows aging parents to live in their son’s and daughter’s backyard while still having a private space they can call their own. These small houses are equipped like a hospital room and can be set up in just a few weeks.

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But let’s cut to the real important questions – how much would something like this cost?

Prices for one of these cottages range from $85,000 to $125,000. Size-wise, they are comparable to the size of a master bedroom. They even have a small outside terrace where the elderly can relax or enjoy their morning coffee.

Check out the layout for the Granny Pod:

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Each unit comes with great safety features like hand railings, defibrillators, first aid supplies, and lighted floorboards. Everything your beloved parent or But wait till you see the inside.

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