Getting up to Speed on ADUs

Accessory Dwelling Units – A Backyard Revolution

This isn’t going to be a deep-dive into Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs–sometimes known as Mother-in-law suites or granny flats). We’ll save that for a series of future posts. To get started, we’re not the experts, so we’re going to point you to a few resources from an expert that can help you get started–listed below started with the easiest.

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  1. Read a book. A full guide to the A-Z of building an ADU. Backdoor Revolution: The Definitive Guide to ADU Development by Kol Peterson. Kol is an ADU expert who has helped catalyze the exponential growth of ADUs over the last decade through advocacy, education, consulting, and policy work. Purchase your copy, digitally or in print, here
  2. Take a class. You’re in luck because there is a full-day workshop coming your way on Saturday, May 19th. You can register now for Building an ADU: A Class for Homeowners to take the deep-dive into what it will take develop an ADU on your property. Kol Peterson will guide you in taking your project from design to permitting to building. He has taught these classes to thousands of homeowners and real estate agents.

That’s it! Good luck getting started and we’ll be back with more info on ADUs soon.