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Tiny house startup, Golley Houses, is on a mission to help families build ‘affordable’ backyard classrooms during the Covid-19 pandemic. The company has designed an affordable tiny house flat-pack kit that can be used as a backyard classroom for families struggling to find space for homeschooling and remote learning.

“We want to help families build backyard classrooms that provide a dedicated learning environment for kids without costing families tens of thousands in renovations,” says Frank Golley, broker/owner of Golley Realty Group in Decatur, Ga. and founder of Golley Houses.


Golley formulated the idea after learning how schools throughout the nation have moved to entirely remote or hybrid learning formats. He knew families were struggling for solutions.

“Not everyone is comfortable sending their kids to school right now, but some families simply do not have the space for educational activities to take place at home, especially if one or both parents have transitioned to working from home.”

The kit can also be used for a home office, artist studio, in-law suite, Airbnb rental, home gym or college dorm, adds Golley.


The basic Golley House is 10’ wide by 16’ deep and can be assembled by three to four people in two days or less. Planned add-ons include a window and door package; a loft material package; kitchen cabinet layout and product selection for several different styles; bathroom layout with toilet and shower fixtures; cut sheet for materials needed to build different exterior style treatments; and a materials list for finishing the interior in several styles such as Farmhouse, Rustic, Arts and Crafts, Contemporary, and Tudor.

A basic Golly House kit is $17,000, plus an average of $8,000 in finishing costs. The foundation must be installed prior to assembly based on local building codes.

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