8 Awesome Ideas for Backyard Retreats

Wouldn’t it be fun to be able to enjoy your dream vacation right in your own backyard? Some may call the ideas for backyard retreats listed below as mere playhouses, but when done professionally and done right, these ideas can turn your extra space into your dream vacation spot – right in the comfort of your own home!

Indulge in the 8 awesome ideas for backyard retreats listed below and feel free to modify to make it your own. Forget hammocks or traditional pavilions, we surely got better imagination than just that! Who said only kids can get to have all the fun?

Build Your Dream Treehouse


Gone are the days when treehouses are just for forts and usually is built as a weekend project. These days, treehouses can be your weekend getaway! Build one that is perfect for both kids and adults. If you’ve got a huge enough tree, you can also build a multi-level treehouse complete with a sundeck for hosting parties!

How About a Tiny House?


You don’t need to leave your current home to be a part of the tiny house movement. You can build one as a guest house or perhaps a separate dwelling for an in-law. It’s a win-win!

Screened Pavilion


Want a summer house but can’t afford it just yet? A screened pavilion in your backyard will do the trick! Furnish with a game table, some great lighting, a hammock, and maybe some potted plants. It’s like having a vacation home just a few steps away from your main home!

Mini Getaway with Deck


A one-room structure can be a charming refuge from daily life and is a great idea to turn an unusable space into something you’d enjoy. Add a deck and you’ve got a mini guesthouse perfect for housing friends and family (or even you!) overnight.

Get a Hobbit House


You don’t need to be a hobbit to have a hobbit house. It certainly is one fun addition to any yard and can be turned into a playhouse, a guesthouse, or even a shed for all your gardening tools.

Airstream Home


Try to get your hands on a vintage airstream trailer and spruce it up with furnishings, lighting, and basic trailer-home amenities to turn it into a unique guesthouse or personal retreat.



Japanese Teahouse


A traditional Japanese-style teahouse hidden away in a secluded area of your garden makes for a restorative retreat that is perfect for sipping tea, doing some yoga, or meditating. No trip to Japan necessary!

Glass House


Not only is a glass house a clever garden addition to also serve as a plant nursery, you can also use it as a hangout area or perhaps a studio. Your imagination is truly the limit!

Now that you’ve seen these awesome ideas for backyard retreats, you might want to check out available beautiful houses in Oakville that comes with plenty of backyard space for building your very own backyard retreatContact us and we’ll make sure to match you up with the perfect home for you!

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