Collected research about accessory dwelling units (AKA granny flats, laneway houses, in-law units, etc) suggests they have many potential benefits, and two common arguments “against” are unsupported.
ADUs are especially promising as environmentally sensitive and affordable housing, and this potential should be investigated in detail.
Government rules strongly limit the development of ADUs, but they are not the only factor.
Older persons are expected to benefit from ADUs. Is this happening now, and will it happen more in the future?
Some survey results about ADU costs… and some thoughts about why ADU developers aren’t usually real estate “pros.”
It may seem odd to ask whether a housing form actually provides housing, but it’s a key premise in civic debates about accessory dwelling units.
ADUs are a really unusual form of development. This post goes over their special qualities, and explains why a lot of “debate” about ADUs is so repetitive.
Which hopes and fears about ADUs are most likely to be true? Explore claims and controversies with new evidence, in this 13-part series, beginning today.
The City of Portland continues to grow its ADU housing stock. In 2013, there were almost 200 ADU permit applications received, which is about 25% of all single-dwelling permits in Portland. … Continue reading
Hey folks, if you aren’t familiar with New Avenue Homes, you should be. They’re a developer/builder that has created dozens of ADUs in the Bay Area, and their CEO Kevin … Continue reading
I spent a lot of 2011 learning about Accessory Dwelling Units (also known as in-law units, granny flats, backyard cottages, etc). Beat that in terms of geekiness! (Okay, I bow … Continue reading