Summary: If you have the space and money, then constructing a guest house in your backyard could have some practical uses.
Opening your house up to guests when they are in the area can give family and friends a convenient place to stay during their visit. Furnishing a spare bedroom or making space in your television room can provide guests with a hassle-free method of visiting.
However, if you are limited on space in your house, have extra space in your backyard, and have the money to spare, then constructing a small house for guests to stay in could be a practical option.
Saving on a Retirement Home
If you find yourself in a position where your parents do not need to live in a retirement home but need some assistance, then building a guest house could be a smart move. Retirement homes can be quite expensive, because guests need to pay for nearly constant supervision and care. If this is something your parents do not need, then you could save money by having them live nearby.
The guest house can give your parents some added privacy and give you the peace of mind of knowing that you are nearby, in case something goes wrong and they need your help.
Income on the Side
When you have family and friends visiting they can enjoy having access to a small guest house to sleep and bathe in. When family and friends are not visiting, you can choose to rent the property out using a number of different short-term rental services. Tourists or business people who need a place to stay for a week could get the local experience by staying in the guest house. Running a ‘bed and breakfast’ style establishment could give you some income on the side and help you pay the construction expenses for the guest house off.
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