We welcome new contributors to this site. We’d like to publish a wide variety of experiences with ADUs. While no one’s getting paid here, you can still get the glory.
Guidelines for posts
- Feel free to range widely in terms of content and style, but make sure whatever you write has some clear relevance to the accessory dwelling concept.
- The post should have some substance, making at least an itty bitty contribution to the amount of knowledge on the web on this subject. That doesn’t mean you have to write a phD thesis, just anything more than “hey I found this link on the web check it out.”
- The easiest way to contribute is to report your own personal experience. You might describe an accessory dwelling you built, live in, or visited (pictures are most welcome). Or your experience with a crucial issue related to accessory dwellings (financing, being a landlord/tenant, using a common yard, etc).
- If you want to write about the general benefits/drawbacks/potential/etc of ADUs, try to synthesize the issue or add intelligent commentary.
- If your business is related to accessory dwellings, that’s fine! You can promote your own service, products, or events. Just make it clear you’re promoting yourself, and provide some value to readers along the way.
- The only thing we’re shy about right now is unbuilt projects. We hope AccessoryDwellings.org can distinguish itself by publicizing dwellings that are actually being built or lived in right now. However, if you’ve got a really great unbuilt project story, let us know.
Other ways to help
- We aspire to create a good database of ADU regulations and opportunities by city, as well as a comprehensive bibliography of ADU-related research. We’d be very excited if anyone wanted to help filling in all those details.
If you’re interested in writing for the site, or helping out behind the scenes, leave a comment below and we’ll be in touch. Thanks!
- the editors