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ADU Tour-May 2014

*Note: This is the ADU Tour, May 2014 archive page. For information about the upcoming ADU TOUR, visit**



Update 6/2/2014:  We’ve posted a follow up note about the tour here

Update 5/30/14: Regular ticket holders and early birds who haven’t yet picked up their tickets, are encouraged to pick up tickets at Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel (5009 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR, 97211) on 

Saturday, May 31st: 11:00am-4:00pm

Picking up your wristbands and ADU tour packet in advance will allow you to skip the lines and go right the ADUs on the tour starting at 10am on Sunday, June 1st.

Picking Up Your Tickets on Tour Day

However, it’s also fine to pick up your tickets on Sunday, June 1st, beginning at 9am, at two convenient locations:

Sunday, June 1st: 9:00am-4:00pm

Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel (5009 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR, 97211)


Sunday, June 1st: 9:00am-1:00pm

Night Light Lounge, 2100 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202

Update 5/29/14: The tour is sold out, but you can add your name to the wait list at in case spots open up. 

Update 5/28/14: There’s been a huge amount of interest in attending this tour, which is fantastic. Over 800 people have registered to attend. 

To allow for ample access to the ADUs for attendees, we have decided to cap the ticket sales.  Tickets sales have now ended. We really wanted to sell more, but feel that this cap is in the best interest of the tour registrants and the ADU hosts. 

Update 5/26/14: Five of the locations being featured on the tour received in-depth coverage in the Oregonian over the weekend. We encourage you to check out the articles, which feature lots of images as well.  

ADUTOUR_flyerBuild Small, Live Large: Portland’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour

Tour Date: Sunday, June 1st, 10am-6pm

A tour for people interested in learning more about ADUs and meeting the homeowners, builders, and designers who built them


Schedule of Events

Date:  Sunday, June 1st, 2014

9am: Pick up wristbands and ADU tour packets at Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel– 5009 NE 11th Ave or The Night Light Lounge-2100 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202.

Attendees are encouraged to pick up their wristbands and packets at Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel- on Saturday, May 31st, from 11am-4pm to avoid long ticket will call lines on Sunday, June 1st

10am-4pm:  Attendees take a self-guided tour of 11 ADUs at their own pace


ADU Tour ThumbnailADU site addresses will be provided to tour registrants in advance of the tour, but here’s a thumbnail map that shows the approximate locations.

For those who may opt to bike, the total route length of the ADUs is 16.3 miles from north to south and bike racks will be provided at each tour stop.

Tour attendees can also choose to attend any of the following presentations that will be happening concurrent to the tour. 

10am-4pm:  Presentations by ADU Experts at Living Room Realty on Alberta Street.

Read the full presentation descriptions here

4pm-6pm: Network with other ADU tour attendees at Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel, while checking out six tiny house on wheels—all self contained livable units that are 90-160 sq ft. Tiny House pioneer and author, Dee Williams of PAD, will be a featured guest, along with her vardo wagon.

ADUs on the Tour

  Notable features Size Cost
Joe Wachunas & Naomi Cole attached, rental, garage conversion 375 $45,000
Sam & Stephanie Dyer detached, rental 342 $110,000
Kol Peterson & Deb Delman detached, primary, NW Energy Star certified 800 $110,000
Thomas Hudson  Hudson ADU 5_14 detached, primary, under construction unknown
Paz Pozarycki detached, primary, dropped floor 746 $100,000
Gillian Holbrook detached, accessible, primary, garage conversion 420 unknown
Karen Bilsing and & Martha Metzger detached, accessible, rental 642 $200,000
Derin & Andra Williams attached, basement, rental, also, a tiny house on wheels 650 $60,000+
Lesa Dixon-Gray detached, accessible, primary 590 $110,000
Michael Klepinger & Ellen Bassett detached, rental/primary 660 $125,000
Susan Moray detached, rental, historic design review, NW Energy Star certified 550 $90,000
Stephen Williams detached, 2 BR, rental 673 $125,000


  Kids under 12 are free

Questions about the tour can be directed to

Tour information for partners, volunteers


Guided Tours (5/12 Update: The Guided Tour is SOLD OUT). Don’t worry-early bird tickets are still available. 

Lina Menard, coordinator of the ADU Case Studies Project, will lead a special Guided Tour during the Build Small, Live Large ADU Tour to share the inside scoop on the 11 ADUs featured on the tour. Lina will also share insights and information from the other 30 case studies she has conducted. The tour will be conducted by bike, but a carpool option will also be available. Tickets for this exclusive guided tour are limited, cost $35, and can be purchased on Lina’s website. (SOLD OUT)

One comment on “ADU Tour-May 2014

  1. Pingback: The Death of Detached ADUs in Portland and What To Do About It | Accessory Dwellings

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