Living in London I know all about small houses. Of course, living in London means we always have guests passing through the city. Having created a modular house of our own (and in love with the tiny house movement!), I was enchanted when I saw this modular guest house for the garden at the Ideal Home Show. I have seen a variety of backyard cabins in London used for all sorts of purposes – a music room, an office, a nanny room, a pilates studio etc. None of the spaces have been as stylish as this garden guest room though! This prefab guest house is actually tiny but it has everything your visitor would need to be comfortable (but not so comfortable that they will outstay their welcome!).
A Prefab Guest House
As you can see this prefab guest house looks very modern. Unlike other backyard cabins, it almost sculptural in shape which is an important consideration if that will be the view from the back of your house. The last thing you want is stare permanently at something ugly!
In fact the shape of this modular guest house reminds me of the dormer rooms (that are often guest rooms!) on the top of London houses. A prefab guest house though can be made off-site and brought into the garden which will spare you the mess and inconvenience of construction work in your home.
Note that big windows that double as doors is a clever way to let the light into the interior of backyard cabins. You don’t need windows on the sides of the prefab backyard guest house which is not only easier to construct without any window cutouts but also allows for more flexibility in furniture arrangement inside. Limiting windows also adds to the feeling of coziness as well as creating a warm, insulated interior.
Creating A Garden Guest Room
This prefab backyard guest house is small but fully equipped. The inside is beautifully decorated as if it could be a room inside your own home. Check out the leafy print wallpaper which really adds to the rustic luxe feel of this garden guest room.
As you can see, this prefab guest house has everything you would have in a hotel room – a sleeping area and a seating area. In true British fashion, there is tea and coffee making facilities. You always need a cuppa to be comfortable!
The one thing this modular guest house does not have is a bathroom. Guests in this garden guest room will need to use the facilities of the main house. No doubt you could add plumbing and drainage to the garden guest house but that really will ramp up costs along the lines of backyard cabins used for long-term living.
Another thing you could consider adding is storage. Note the lack of hanging space in this modular guest house for guests to hang or store their clothes. Or, maybe its a deliberate choice that you don’t want your guests to stay too long!
Get The Look of this Modular Guest House
Tiger print duvet set: Fern motif Arthouse wallpaper; ceramic bowl and teapot
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