Backyard Home Pro Blog

10 years ago I stumbled across a type of housing that would change my life forever. As a partner in a small development company we built our first Granny Unit and it opened my eyes to a product so desperately needed by families throughout the state. Today, Backyard Homes are the main product I design and build and this blog is about bringing that information to you, both good and bad.

Walnut Creek photo shoot

By backyardhomepro

We finished the little 375sqft Backyard Home in Walnut Creek about a month ago and I finally got some time to schedule the photo shoot and virtual tour.  I have to say that this project turned out great and the home owner could not be happier.  For anyone thinking about building a smaller unit, this home exemplifies the use of a very small space.  The home is just 15 x 25, but feels a lot larger. As the home owner put it “My life is much easier now that I live here.  I get up in the morning and my entire routine is more fluid and faster than it’s ever been.” 

Thanks Denise, I could not have said it better myself!  For those of you new to the site here are some links for a look back at the panel kit install and other photos.

Categories : Projects


  1. Mr. Courtenay J. Walker says:

    This appears ideal for a widowed senior such as I. Please enlighten me as to
    obtaining one for myself for use as a Summer home in the SF Bay Area.

    I’m very serious about this, though in a very few days I will leave the Bay Area
    for my permanent Florida home. Please advise, however, so I might plan for
    next Summer.

    Courtenay J. Walker

  2. Ed Morton says:

    Steve, Looks great. Call when you will be in this area again. Info… Regards, Ed Morton

Leave a Reply