Topsider’s Quality Prefab Patio House Designs and Guest House Plans are Great Ideas for “In-Law” Suites and “Granny Flats”

As the baby-boom generation continues to age, the trend of families adding an attached home addition as an “in-law” suite or a detached guest house as a “granny flat” is a growing trend.  These houses and home additions are generally small patio house designs with floor plans that are functional and handicap accessible.

In many instances zoning restrictions will determine whether the additional space can be a “free-standing” guest house-type design, or if it must be attached to the primary home.  In either case Topsider’s in-house design team can create home additions or guest houses to blend perfectly with existing architectural themes and building site demands. 

Prefab pedestal guest houses

Sloping terrain and flood-prone areas are ideal for Topsider’s prefab pedestal guest houses and home additions.

Topsider’s prefab patio house designs make perfect guest houses and home additions for “granny flats” and “in-law” suites.

Topsider’s prefab patio house designs make perfect guest houses and home additions for “granny flats” and “in-law” suites.

Our high quality Post & Beam building system allows complete flexibility of design, so clients can build exactly what they want.  And regardless of the terrain Topsider’s prefab guest house plans and home additions designs are easily adaptable and built with foundations ranging from slab-on-grade, crawl-spaces and basements to piers, pilings and even our unique pedestal home foundation.

Topsider Homes makes it easy to get started with a wide selection of online house plans including numerous plan ideas for patio houses, guest houses, home additions and much more.  With over 40 years of experience, we are skilled at creating house plans for any lifestyle or need.

Topsider Prefab Homes are Ideal for Building in Hawaii

Hawaiian mountainside prefab pedestal home by Topsider Homes

This unique Topsider prefab pedestal home was built on a steep mountainside in Hawaii and captures breath-taking ocean views.

Topsider Homes has been designing and shipping prefab homes to Hawaii for decades.  With a wide variety of climates, terrains, soil conditions and other considerations — e.g., earthquakes and hurricanes — building in Hawaii can be a complex undertaking.  Topsider understands these challenges and has the experience and expertise to meet them.

Each Topsider prefab Hawaiian house plan is custom-designed, individually engineered and prefabricated to the highest quality standards to allow it to adapt to local environmental conditions and regulatory requirements.

Many Hawaiian Topsider homes are built on the sides of the island’s mountains utilizing our unique pedestal home foundation.  Others are built on short piers or pilings, and some are simply built on slab-on-grade foundations.  Each home design is customized to homeowner needs and to those of Mother Nature.

Whether you plan to build on the Big Island in a rain-forest area or in a lush and remote location on Kauai or Molokai, Topsider Homes has been there and can make your island living dreams become reality.

Click HERE to learn more about Hawaii Home Building. 

Topsider Homes’ Latest YouTube Prefab Home Assembly Animation

Topsider Homes’ latest YouTube video animation shows how fast and simple it is to assemble its low-maintenance, hurricane-resistant homes built on piers, stilts or pilings for maximum storm safety.

Whether a small getaway cottage or a large primary home, from the foundation to the roof, Topsider’s high-quality precision-made building components fit together like the pieces of a puzzle.  This time-tested building-system ensures fast and efficient home construction.

Topsider prefab home “weather tight” shell and deck assembly photo

Topsider Homes' Post & Beam panelized building system makes building a high-quality hurricane-resistant stilt or piling prefab home simple and easy - even in the most remote locations where limited skilled labor is available.

Click HERE to view our newest YouTube video.  This prefab home assembly animation shows the step-by-step sequence for building a home on short piers, stilts or pilings.