While inspecting a property over the weekend, I came a cross a property 16km from Sydney CBD in a 310sqm block, which had the coolest studio unit in the backyard. It had down lights, wall mounted TV, mini fridge (full of beers of course). Size was about 3m x 3m. I couldn't get it out of my head, as this is the type of man cave, I've been dreaming about for a while. The problem is my house takes up about 320sqm and sits in a 440sqm block and I am not sure if my council would allow me to put a small studio of this type, in my tiny backyard. I was looking through the internet and came across a business (http://www.melwoodcedarsheds.com), who are advertising NO COUNCIL approvals required, if I buy one of their products. I am not sure how this is possible! Has anyone used them? Can anyone suggest a way I can get my studio put in, with minimal fuss. I don't intend to add bathroom/kitchenette to it, nor do I intend to rent this out. Its for my PPOR.