Um, you may be able to disregard that story below, because your mom or dad may be living right in your backyard in the future, thanks to a new housing option knicknamed “granny pods.”

The shed-size dwellings offer an attractive balance between independence and special care for some of the 72 million Americans who will be 65 or older in less than twenty years. And they can be placed right next to your home, making it easier for you to provide care and transportation for your loved ones. Here’s more about granny pods.

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