I'm pleased announce that my book, Backdoor Revolution: The Definitive Guide to ADU Development, is going to be available in January, 2018.
The Build Small Live Large Summit is the first ever national gathering of leaders in ADU policymaking, design and development. ADU industry practicioners across the country will convene to share and showcase emerging best practices regarding the development of this rare housing type. If you are an ADU enterprenuer, designer, builder, policy-maker, or advocate, you should attend.
While building a new detached ADU is almost always very expensive, there are some rare occasions where homeowners are able to convent a pre-existing structure into a legal permitted ADU at a cost that is significantly less than the average cost of building an ADU from the ground up. This post is going to dive into the factors that can help a homeowner feasibly convert the garage into ADU for a modest out of pocket cost, $40K-70K for a 325-600 sq ft ADU.
Having headspace puts you in a better headspace. The higher the ceilings, the bigger a space feels. This is especially true in smaller spaces.