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Save Big Bucks— or Make Big Bucks— with a Steel Building Guesthouse

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March 18, 2014

Steel Buildings for Backyard Hideaways, Part 11

The last two articles in our series on backyard hideaways concentrate on constructing a steel building guesthouse or other dwelling on your property. There are many reasons for needing a backyard guest cottage.

Many Uses for a Metal Building Guesthouse

In today’s economy, many people are embracing the second home concept. Here are just a few of the ways a small backyard dwelling serves needs:

  • Visiting Friends and Family. Do you often have overnight guests? Having a comfortable lodging in your own backyard allows your guests to visit and share planned activities or meals— without crowding your family and without staying in an expensive and impersonal hotel.
  • Aging Parents. Families often find that their parents need additional assistance as they age. The time comes for all of us when we need help with driving, yard work, or other everyday chores. However, senior still cherish their independence.
  • Adult Children. Many empty nest couples are finding their fledgling adult children boomeranging back to the nest. College holidays and summer breaks, divorce, and unfortunate economic realities make returning home for an extended time very appealing.

A Steel Building Guesthouse Provides Privacy for All

Whether your “company” comes to visit for a few days, a few weeks, or needs to stay indefinably, both parties will fare better in separate quarters. Having time alone in your own space makes the time together more gratifying— for both you and your guests.

Why a Steel Building Guest Cottage is a Great Investment

A metal building guesthouse also can be a great moneymaker.

  • Renting the space to short-term guests like tourists or business people brings in a side income. Leasing the guesthouse long term to college students or young adults creates even more cash flow.
  • Renting out the guesthouse appeals to many seniors. Elderly people appreciate knowing someone is nearby in case of emergency— and the increased income can help stretch a fixed income.
  • When caring for a large residence becomes overwhelming, some seniors choose to downsize by moving into the guest cottage. Then they lease the main house for even higher returns.
  • Should you decide to sell your property, a well-built guesthouse enhances your property value and therefore your selling price.

Pre-engineered Metal Building Guesthouse: Smarter, Stronger, and Smarter

RHINO steel structures provide security and peace of mind. No other building system is stronger, more economical, or more practical than a prefabricated steel building.

Our metal buildings are custom fabricated to any size you require.

The clear span design means completely unobstructed interior space. You could literally draw your floor plan with a piece of chalk on the slab, putting the walls wherever you want.

Steel buildings ship quickly, erect easily, and last decades longer than wood-framed structures.

With a steel building guesthouse, you will never worry about termites, mold, rot, or foundation problems. Since steel boasts the highest strength-to- weight ratio of any building material, your metal building guesthouse will provide greater resistance to wind, snow, fire, lightning, or earthquake damage than wood framing.

Properly insulated steel building guest cottages save as much as 50% on heating and cooling.

As a commercial-grade building material, steel normally earns discounts on insurance rates, too.

Get Started on Your Own Steel Building Guest Cottage

For more information, please call our knowledgeable steel building advisers at this toll-free number: 888.320.7466. They can provide you with expert advice on guest house costs and a free quote. Call now!

- by Bruce Brown,
Steel Building Systems, Inc

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