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Recap of 2019 ADU Tour

The ADU Tour in June was a blast. Approximately 800 people attended.

We’ve made the 17 project profiles public. You can find them here.

I’ve also written an extensive and detailed post about ADU construction costs based on the development costs from this year’s ADU Tour, as well as ADUs from previous tours.

We’re tentatively planning to run the next tour in June, 2021 (two years from now).

Lastly, here’s some images from the day.

About Kol Peterson

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

4 comments on “Recap of 2019 ADU Tour

  1. Jamie Young
    July 23, 2019

    Hi Kol,

    Thank you for putting this together. I had hoped to attend this year, but was unable. Hopefully in 2020! I have a question for you: I just had an ADU built with Shelter Solutions. Construction wrapped up last month. The ADU is in North Portland. I am using it as a full time rental unit (currently showing it to prospective tenants, not yet occupied). I wondered if you knew anything about the garbage service requirements for ADU’s since landlords in the city of Portland are required to pay for garbage service. The main house is a full time rental unit for me as well, separate from the ADU. Can I carry a single garbage service between the house and the ADU? Or, do I need to have separate garbage accounts?

    Thanks for any guidance you can provide on this questions.

    My Best, Jamie

    On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 8:02 AM Accessory Dwellings wrote:

    > Kol Peterson posted: “The ADU Tour in June was a blast. Approximately 800 > people attended. We’ve made the 17 project profiles public. You can find > them here. I’ve also written an extensive and detailed post about ADU > construction costs based on the development costs from” >

    • Kol Peterson
      July 23, 2019

      Good question. A single service (standard WM service) is fine. You can upsize the garbage cans if you find that is needed. On my properties with ADUs, I use the large sized cans.

  2. Faith A Danforth
    July 29, 2019

    Oh, I’m sorry to miss this year’s tour! I went a few years back before I started my own ADU project, which is nearly finished. I got a ton of ideas from the tour. I’m very close to done with my basement conversion (final inspection this week). I’m wondering if you could point me to any guidance on mailbox placement. I’ll be renting to a longterm tenant. I see where to place the house numbers but I can’t find anything specific answering if it’s okay for the ADU mailbox to be in a different place from the main house mailbox. We’re on a corner, so the ADU entrance is on a different street than the technical address of the house & ADU combo. I want to put the mailbox near the ADU entry, not around the corner by the main house entry. Thanks for any advice!

    • Kol Peterson
      July 29, 2019

      Hi Faith,

      I don’t think there’s any firm guidance on this. Maybe USPS has some, but I haven’t seen it.

      I think you can place it wherever you desire, and that’s reasonable logistically appropriate for the mailman. Maybe ask the mailman? I bet that they prefer when the mailboxes are adjacent, but I don’t know that that is a requirement.

      For that matter, you do not have to use a 2nd mailbox at all, if you don’t want to do so. It’s discretionary.

      -Kol

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