A one-stop source about accessory dwelling units, multigenerational homes, laneway houses, ADUs, granny flats, in-law units…
This is an announcement for a new presentation series being offered in Portland by Portland Alternative Dwellings, which will cover a range of small house related topics, including ADUs.
The Northwest Woodworking Studio
1002 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Are you interested in tiny houses on wheels, Accessory Dwelling Units or creating a community in your own back yard? The Build Small Lecture Series is where you can learn how to create a home that works for your life and your budget. In four sessions, expert speakers will demystify the most popular types of small homes, tell you how to design, build and finance them, and explain the legal, zoning and code requirements you need to know.
The series will help you clarify your interests, navigate your options, and meet the people who can help you move your dream home forward. Each session features experts in the small home movement and some of the most creative and inspiring case studies out there – many of which are right here in the Portland area. Network with experts and like-minded friends, get practical information that applies to you, and discover the resources that will take you forward!
Space is limited, so register now! Registration is $20 per event, and includes light snacks, beer for those 21 and over, and an expert overview on small housing.
Limited time offer: Register for the whole series and the first lecture is free! All four lectures for $60, a $20 savings!
“Tiny house” means many things to many people, but there are important differences behind Portland’s popular small home types that can be hard to puzzle out. Learn the fundamental pros, cons, legalities, and costs for building a tiny house on wheels, a backyard cottage, and other types of small homes, and figure out the path that’s best suited for you.
Are you interested in building or buying a home on wheels? Find out what works and what doesn’t when building, moving, parking and living in a 200 square foot house. Learn how to choose a knowledgeable builder or become one yourself, discover the codes and regulations you’ll have to navigate, and prepare to find parking and a place to call home.
Backyard cottages, mother-in-law units and basement apartments are all types of Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs, which can provide existing homeowners with rental income and flexible housing options. Get an overview of the design/permit/build process, learn about financing options, and see examples of what’s possible when you add extra housing on your lot.
One of the most important things about home is who you share it with. How can you mix and match different small housing types to creatively share property and resources with friends and family? See real examples of DIY pocket communities made with homes on wheels and ADUs, cohousing communities, and more.