The great thing about L.A.: backyards.
The great thing about backyards: you can build a little shack back there.
Or you can let Cover do it.
Cover makes modish, eco-friendly “backyard studios” in a matter of weeks, and they’re now taking custom orders in Los Angeles.
Office, poolhouse, a place to stick in your in-laws — no matter your use case, they’ve got you, ahem, covered.
Here’s how it works:
You go on their site, select a size, and then jot down some particulars about your backyard. This helps Cover plot the ideal location, orientation and building specs.
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Inside, you’ll select what type of storage you need (everything is built-in to help maximize space) and your desired finish colors. Then an algorithm comes up with a floorplan.
As far as energy goes, the aluminum walls — which are sheathed in wood — radiate heat. You can also add solar power as an additional option.
You approve; they prefabricate, and a crew comes over to get the job done.
All in, the process takes around 16-24 business days.
Try to keep the peace with the in-laws until then.