Living Pod: Ideal for First-Time Buyers

If you’re struggling to step on the property ladder, a living pod can provide a cost-effective way to live independently, in your own luxury accommodation. Here we look at how iHus can help a first-time buyer.

Martin, 75

From Surrey

Popular Living Pods for First Time Buyers

Our Core annexe range features 30 different footprints, all of which are available with a range of finishes and options. Here are some of our most popular living pod models for a first-time buyer.

The Wheatley is our most popular two-bedroom granny annexe, providing plenty of living space and two good sized bedrooms. Starting from £105,600, this model is a product of valued feedback.
The Hatfield is a spacious L-shaped annexe with two great sized bedrooms. All three footprints look stunning and are ideal for large corner plots.
The Loversall provides plenty of living space and two good sized bedrooms. The ‘Extra Plus’ is one of the most popular annexes within our Core range.
All three footprints offer an alternative layout with a central living space and bedrooms at adjacent sides of the annexe. If you love large open-plan living, this annexe is the perfect style for you.
The Melton is designed with a master bedroom and a smaller second bedroom that can be used as a home study if preferred. The ‘Extra Plus’ provides a master bedroom larger than in most new build homes today.
The Hickleton is the largest of our one-bedroom annexes. All three footprints boast a spacious open-plan living area with a galley style kitchen adjacent.

Advice on Buying a Living Pod

Talk to one of our Annexe Consultants about how iHus can help you as a first-time buyer take the first step on the property ladder with a garden annexe.

Independent Relative Living

With house prices ever increasing, multi-generation and independent relative living are high-growth trends within the UK property market.

Our living pods can add significant value to the main dwelling, whilst providing much needed space for you and your parents.

Not Just For Granny

Most people associate ‘granny annexe’ with the elderly, but iHUS customers Zoe and her mum Val, decided to go down the annexe route as an alternative to adapting a flat or building an extension. Zoe now lives in her living pod with her son, Bradley.

“Bradley has autism and ADHD,” says Zoe. “We need a safe environment with no stairs, as Bradley can be clumsy and finds uneven surfaces difficult to navigate.” A two-bedroom annexe in Mum, Val’s garden provided the most ideal solution for Zoe and her son.

“We looked at buying a flat, though we’d have had to carry out adaptions and lose the garden space, plus I wouldn’t have mum nearby to help with care for Bradley. We then thought about adding an extension to mum’s house, but preferred the idea of having the entire process managed for us by iHUS,” concludes Zoe.

The annexed living pod suits everyone in the family; Bradley no longer has to navigate the stairs, is close to both his mum and grandmother, Zoe has help with care from mum plus her own space, and Val gets to spend time with her family.

Not Just For Granny

Most people associate ‘granny annexe’ with the elderly, but iHUS customers Zoe and her mum Val, decided to go down the annexe route as an alternative to adapting a flat or building an extension. Zoe now lives in her living pod with her son, Bradley.

“Bradley has autism and ADHD,” says Zoe. “We need a safe environment with no stairs, as Bradley can be clumsy and finds uneven surfaces difficult to navigate.” A two-bedroom annexe in Mum, Val’s garden provided the most ideal solution for Zoe and her son.

“We looked at buying a flat, though we’d have had to carry out adaptions and lose the garden space, plus I wouldn’t have mum nearby to help with care for Bradley. We then thought about adding an extension to mum’s house, but preferred the idea of having the entire process managed for us by iHUS,” concludes Zoe.

The annexed living pod suits everyone in the family; Bradley no longer has to navigate the stairs, is close to both his mum and grandmother, Zoe has help with care from mum plus her own space, and Val gets to spend time with her family.

Annexe Inspiration

We’re helping more and more first-time buyers, like Zoe, to build their independence. Our living pods can be customised with a range of options and finishes, and come with a ten-year build guarantee. Here are a couple of recent projects to inspire you.

Hot tub outside granny annexe

Ingrid & Donna Giles

Ingrid & daughter Donna Giles opted for a custom designed two-bed annex with large outdoor decked area.
Clarke custom granny annexe

Custom Engineered

This large, two-bedroom custom annexe was finished to an exceptionally high specification, with open-plan kitchen and living area.

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