How can I make a granny pod out of a shed?

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I would like to make a granny pod out of a steel shed. How do I make the flooring. How do I insulate it, add a bathroom?
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  • Eloise Eloise on Aug 28, 2016
    Have you looked at all the ideas on Pinterest? You may find answers and ideas there. https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=gran...
  • Marjorie Marjorie on Sep 01, 2016
    I'm sorry I can't help but I absolutely LOVE your idea (I'm a "granny" too). Best of luck to you!
  • Caro Caro on Sep 03, 2016
    I am building one out of a stick built backyard shed. It is a work in progress, but here is what I have learned: Advantech for the sub-floor is a must. It costs just a little more, but is super resistant to water and rot. Spray foam insulation or use the 4 x 8 sheets of solid foam insulation in between the rafters. Regular batting style insulation is great in the walls. I chose paneling for the walls instead of drywall for easy cleaning(I used a nice pine beadboard style painted off white) I also used it directly on the rafters for the ceiling or a vaulted ceiling, making my space seem so much bigger!! I built a set of full size bunk beds into the wall, so I have space for grandkids or guests to stay over. I hope this helps you!! I just happened on this page and I don't know for sure how to get back to it. If I do, I'll post more of my progress :) Good luck.....oh yeah...watch "Tiny House Nation" and "Tiny House, Big Living"
  • Anna Anna on Sep 10, 2016
    I'm 65 and want to know...what's a granny pod??
    • Cheryl Bruner Cheryl Bruner on Sep 17, 2016
      It's a "mother -in-law's cabin" I wish to make on my daughter's land when I retire. I had read about some being made from steel sheds that are customised for this. Thx for inquiring, send ideas, please!
  • Darlene Carruthers Darlene Carruthers on Sep 10, 2016
    Anna a granny pod is a shed that is all yours.. you decorate it to your liking.. paint .. pillows.. books .. a comfy chair.. a lovely light.. things that you enjoy.. kinda like a man cave.
  • Glen L. Wrisley Glen L. Wrisley on Sep 11, 2016
    if the shed is floorless now, you could lay patio blocks and cover with the interlocking rubber mats, that's what I put in the she-shed I built for my wife, it had a concrete floor. I used 2" styrofoam panels for the insulation, hire a plumber for the bathroom it's not something a novice should attempt, check for building permits. My wife is still decorating the inside, it will be our go to the movies getaway. lol
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