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Build Small, Live Large: Portland’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour- September, 2016

A tour for people interested in learning more about ADUs and meeting

the homeowners, builders, and designers who built them.

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Previews of some of the ADUs likely to be featured on this year’s tour


Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 17th- ADU workshops by Kol Peterson

10am-12pm:

Phase I– Laying the Groundwork

 

Zoning, Permitting, Costs, Financing, ADU Types, Site Selection

1:30pm-3:30pm:

Phase II- The Design & Building Process

 

Small Space Design, Step-by-Step overview, Infrastructure and Systems, Green Building, Contracts, Further Resources.

Register for the ADU Workshops

Sunday, September 18th, 10am-4pm- ADU Tour: Attendees take a self-guided tour of 10+ ADUs in Portland at their own pace. This fall tour will contain 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 much more information will be posted for attendees, starting on September 2nd.

Biking: Each stop will have bike racks, and bike routestrongly 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 will be shared with tour registrants, and bike racks will be available at each location.

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.

Register for the Guided ADU Tour


Pictures of ADUs previously featured in the fall 2015 ADU Tour


Ticket Pick Up

All ticket holders can pick up booklets and Edit ADU Tour September 2016 - Google Chrome_2016-08-13_15-35-52wristbands during the event, on September 18th from 9am-4pm:

at Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel

5009 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR, 97211.

Attendees can also pick up tickets on Saturday, September 17th at 2120 NE Tillamook St. Portland, OR 97212, where the ADU workshops are being held.

Early bird ticket holders (purchased before September 2nd) can pick up tickets and booklets prior to the event at the following locations and times:

  • From Tuesday, 9/6 at 12pm to Friday, 9/9 till 12pm at Oregon DEQ. Oregon DEQ is located downtown next to Pioneer Courthouse Square on the 10th floor of 811 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
  • On Sunday, September 11th, from 11am-3pm at Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel, located at 5009 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR, 97211
  • Saturday ADU Workshop attendees can pick up tickets on Saturday, September 17th at 2120 NE Tillamook St. Portland, OR 97212, where the ADU workshops are being held.
  • And all ticket holders can pick up booklets and wristbands during the event, on September 18th from 9am-4pm at Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel, 5009 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR, 97211.

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 kol@tinyhousehotel.com

Interested in volunteering? ~30 volunteers are needed to help out at ADUs along the tour. Tour volunteers are assigned to a particular ADU, and check wristbands, tally attendance at the ADU, and answer basic questions about the tour. It’s a fun, 3.5 hour volunteer commitment (morning or afternoon) that comes with a free pass to see the ADUs during the rest of the day. -e-mail kol@tinyhousehotel.com if you’re interested in volunteering

 

ADU tour archive

The May 2014 ADU Tour information is posted here – Project profiles

The May 2015 ADU Tour information is posted here – Project profiles

The Fall, 2015 ADU Tour information is posted here – Project profiles

 

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