3 Reasons why Teenage Retreats are Popular with Parents

As kids grow, the family home can feel more and more crowded.

Parents are solving this problem with a teenage retreat in the backyard. 

Designed to give teens the space they need, whilst keeping them nearby, teen retreats are a win-win for parents & teens.


Here are 3 reasons why teenage retreats work so well:


1. They create a noise buffer

As teens get older, they tend to get noisier.

Parties, get-togethers and even recreation usually involve a large amount of noise and mess. 

With the teenage retreat located in the backyard, teens can enjoy their favourite movies or shows or games as loud as they like, without disturbing the rest of the house. 


A cozy, relaxing outdoor space with a TV is the ultimate teen retreat. This teen retreat in Mosman is the Workshed3254



2. Dedicated study & homework space

Perhaps one of the most stressful periods in a young adults life, the HSC (final school exams in NSW) represents a very condensed period of cramming, note-taking and worrying, as teens prepare to endure multiple 2-3hr exams which will determine their ATAR and, ultimately, their career. 

If your child is blessed with siblings, they will probably be longing for their own quiet space where they can escape to focus on their work. 

No matter how ‘anti-study’ teens may appear to be, the relief that comes from concentrating on soaking up as much of those study notes as possible is undeniable. 


teenage retreat study room
The luxury of a dedicated study space, without interruptions, is one of the greatest advantages you can give your teen. Claudia’s teen retreat is the Porch Cabana No.12



3. Increased Sense of Trust & Responsibility 

Giving a teen their own retreat indicates that you trust them enough to have their own space and take care of it too.

By giving your teen this trust, and making them responsible for maintaining the space, you are telling them that you trust them. From that trust stems independance and maturity; key factors that will set them up for adulthood.

Invest in a teenage retreat that will improve your property’s value. Danielle’s teen retreat is the Melwood Mod Cabana No.18.



Melwood Garden Rooms are made-to-order. By choosing Melwood, you know you’re getting a solution made for your property & your lifestyle. A dedicated studio is not an expense. It’s a wise investment that you will enjoy for years to come. 


Adding a teen retreat to your backyard is quicker & easier than most people realise.

The whole process can be completed in just a few weeks. We’re ready to hold your hand & show you how.

The first step is to download the brochure which shows you all designs, sizes & pricing.

Click here to download our Garden Room Brochure.

We’ll be in touch in the next few days to answer your questions and help you bring your teen retreat to life!




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