granny pod

granny pod

A small house on one's property, separate from the main house, that serves as a permanent home for one's aging parents. Also called a "granny pad." With this granny pod, I get to see my family all the time, while still having a place of my own that is easy to maintain. Just don't call me "Granny"!
See also: granny, pod
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Many parents are deciding to move to be close to the kids, prompting the rising popularity of what is called the Granny Pod, a prefab apartment attachment to a present home.
Some individuals with disabilities remain in their family home with supports while others live with a trained "host family." Newer ideas include "accessory apartments" sometimes known colloquially as "granny pods" built on the lots of family homes as well as the "tiny house" movement.
But many simply know them as "granny pods," and have arrived on the market as the nation prepares for a wave of graying baby boomers to retire.