A one-stop source about accessory dwelling units, multigenerational homes, laneway houses, ADUs, granny flats, in-law units…
A tour for people interested in learning more about ADUs and meeting
the homeowners, builders, and designers who built them.
Attendees can use the password they received in their email confirmation to access the password-protected ADU Tour Page for Attendees, which contains all of the information about the ADUs on the tour, including the ADU locations.
Previews of some of the ADUs featured on this year’s tour
Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 17th- ADU workshops by Kol Peterson
Phase I– Laying the Groundwork
Zoning, Permitting, Costs, Financing, ADU Types, Site Selection
Phase II- The Design & Building Process
Small Space Design, Step-by-Step overview, Infrastructure and Systems, Green Building, Contracts, Further Resources.
Sunday, September 18th, 10am-4pm- ADU Tour: Attendees take a self-guided tour of 12 ADUs in Portland at their own pace. This tour contains a new set of ADUs throughout Portland, never featured on the ADU Tour before.
This tour includes a 540 sq ft finely detailed garage conversion, a fully accessible ‘granny’ unit, an ADU above a craftsman bungalow garage, a high performance Earth Advantage Platinum rated ADU, an attached ADU addition used for a multi-generational family, an condoized ADU that is going on the market, and many more. Some pictures of the ADUs on this year’s tour are available here and in this Oregonian article about the tour, and much more information about the ADUs featured is now available for attendees on the ADU Tour Page for Attendees.
Biking: Each ADU will have bike racks and we strongly encourage attendees to bike. If you plan on biking the whole route, it is 20 miles long. Two of the northern-most stops on tour add 8 miles to the route, so you can get to all but two of them on an 12 mile bike route. The bike friendly route map is now available from the ADU Tour Page for Attendees.
Don’t have a bike? Rent one from Portland’s new bike share program for only $12 for the whole day.
Guided tour option: The guided tours will provide contextual insights into ADU design considerations, regulations, and costs. This guided tour option will cost $85 and will be capped at 15 people. This exclusive, guided tour will go from 9:30am-4pm. These will bike-based tours, and will be led by Eli Spevak (Editor of AccessoryDwellings.org, a Portland Planning and Sustainability Commissioner, and owner of Orange Splot LLC) and Schuyler Smith (Principal of Polyphon Architecture and Design), respectively. Logistics information will be emailed to attendees prior to the guided tour. Organizer’s note: The guided tour options are both sold out, but you can add yourself to a waitlist.
(guided tours are now sold out, but you can add yourself to the waitlist)
Pictures of ADUs previously featured in the fall 2015 ADU Tour
Ticket Pick Up
at Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel
5009 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR, 97211.
Attendees can also pick up booklets and wristbands on Saturday, September 17th at 2120 NE Tillamook St. Portland, OR 97212, where the ADU workshops are being held.
This tour is managed by Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel, with support from the City of Portland, Metro, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Earth Advantage and the Energy Trust of Oregon.
Kids under 12 are free
Questions about the tour?– e-mail email@example.com
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