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Spring, 2015 ADU Tour – Final Week Updates

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*Update as of 6/3/2015. Read a follow up post about the tour here:*

The City wide ADU tour is almost here. It takes place on May 29th-31st. As of May 24th, 2/3rds of the tickets are spoken for, so if you would like to attend, we recommend registering ASAP.  If it sells out early, we will not sell any tickets during the event. We will update this post once the tour is sold out as well as on the tour page.

Oregonian graphicThe purpose of this tour is educate and inspire aspiring ADU owners. The tour has a mobile web map app and robust project profiles detailing many aspects of each of the 25 ADUs that are featured in the tour. Supplementing the project profiles we’ve written, we’d recommend reading this detailed, 10-part Oregonian series featuring all of the ADUs on the tour, broken down by ADU type:

  • detached new construction
  • basement conversions
  • garage conversions
  • above or attached to the garage/workspace
  • additions to an existing ADU and
  • second homes “carved out” of rooms in the main house

On Friday evening, May 29th, I’ll be offering a 3-hour ADU Workshop called “Getting Started with Permitting, Financing, and Design”.


A chart that shows why people are attending the tour.

On Saturday, there will be 12 ADUs on the tour throughout NE Portland and on Sunday, there will be 13 ADUs in SE Portland. Some of the ADUs featured in the tour are written about here on in great detail.

FullSizeRenderCaravan- The Tiny House Hotel, the first tiny house hotel in the United States, will open the doors to its six tiny houses on wheels to ADU tour attendees for the entire weekend. There will also be another tiny house on wheels at one of the ADUs on the SE/Sunday tour. ‘Tiny houses on wheels’ are not the same thing as ADUs, but they’re good friends, as we have said on this blog.

On Saturday afternoon, May 30th, there will be a party at Caravan, featuring live music from Alexa Wiley and the Wilderness.


An image from one of Caravan’s regular Wednesday evening music events

We’re super excited for the weekend, and if you’re considering developing an ADU, we hope you’re able to attend.

About Kol Peterson

Kol is an ADU consultant, advocate and author of Backdoor Revolution: The Definitive Guide to ADU Development. Read more here: and learn about building your own at Email at

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