Police ID driver who died after truck flew off bridge onto I So long, retirement homes. Some elderly parents are opting to live in their children's backyard in a high-tech "granny pod" instead. So will they put nursing homes out of business? Maybe not just yet.
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Backyard 'granny pods'? Check out this high-tech alternative
These tiny homes allow aging parents to stay close to their children and grandchildren for care and companionship. But they also maintain privacy and independence for all family members. The square-foot space was made mostly with reclaimed building materials. Polyphon Architecture and Design. Photo: Koch Architects.
Backyard 'Granny Pods' Let You Keep Your Aging Parents Closer, Safer And Make Them Feel Less Alone
Two twenty-something University of Minnesota graduates see a business opportunity in the housing shortage for the elderly. Jesse Lammi and John Louiselle are making portable housing units that are a cross between a tiny home and an RV. They created the so-called granny pods because the pair felt the need for a certain type of housing. Come Sept.
When it comes to finding a place for Mom and Dad to live out their golden years, the options used to be pretty slim. Nursing homes might not make the most sense from a financial standpoint in the long run—plus, letting an aging parent live alone may cause anxiety and guilt for some families. And while some adult children can welcome Grandma or Grandpa into their own homes with open arms, others might not have the space. Enter the "granny pod. Think of granny pods as guest houses with lots of high-tech medical extras.