Couple Turns Their Garage Into A Cozy In-Law Suite

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Over the last five years or so, tiny homes have become all the craze. In many cases, tiny living makes total sense — you can streamline your life and own your own space for a fraction of the price as a traditional dwelling. We’ve seen tiny homes made from all sorts of structures and materials, but we’ve never seen a tiny home made from an old garage before!

source: YouTube/Mikon Haaksman

Portland, Oregon residents Martin Brown and his wife had just welcomed their son when they decided that they needed to accommodate Martin’s mother-in-law. Grandma wanted to be close to her new grandson, so Martin decided to turn their old garage into an in-law suite.

Although this former garage is pretty small, it offers everything that Martin’s mother-in-law needs to live comfortably. Large, glass doors lead into the living room area, which features a pullout couch for sleeping guests. The adjoining kitchen features a two-burner stove, open shelving, and a tall, slim refrigerator.

There’s even a little loft area upstairs where the bedroom, a closet, and a little seating area are located. The exterior of the suite is painted a striking plum color, with a few trees and plants out front to give the home some privacy from the street. The suite even has its own walkway, and a little bistro set for morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. Props to Martin and his family for coming up with such a creative, efficient living space for grandma! Click here to see the full video tour of this charming in-law suite.