People also ask

  • What is a guesthouse?

  • Guest houses go by many regional colloquialisms: casitas, granny flats, in-law suites, cottages, tiny houses. In the eyes of the law, these mini-me versions of the main home are divided into two categories:

  • What is a cottage-style guest house?

  • A cottage-style guest house sits behind a larger cottage at a property in Rhode Island. Designed by Goff Architecture, the guest cottage measures a compact 200 square feet and includes one bedroom, a full bath, a built-in wardrobe, and a screened-in porch at the back. The exterior is clad with Eastern white cedar shingles and painted trim.

  • How do I make money with a guest house?

  • A guest house provides a great way to make some extra money. It’s less invasive than renting out the rooms in your home and you’ll be able to get more rent than you would for just a room.

  • Why choose a guest house for your home?

  • Guest houses allow multi-generational families to live together comfortably while saving thousands of dollars a month in daycare and assisted living expenses. When used as a rental, guest houses quickly recoup their building costs through providing supplemental income.