What is an ADU?

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), also known as a granny flat, in-law suite, secondary suite, backyard house, guest house, or casita. It is a small home that can be built on the same lot alongside another, single-family home. is a self-contained living space that is either attached to or located on the same property as a primary residential unit. ADUs are designed to be smaller and independent from the main dwelling, typically having their own entrance, kitchen, a living area, bathroom facilities and sleeping areas.

ADUs provide additional living space on a property, which can be used for various purposes, including housing family members, nanny quarters, parents, care takers, teenagers or renting out for additional income, or accommodating guests.

The regulations and restrictions surrounding ADUs vary by location. Some jurisdictions have specific requirements regarding the size, design, parking, and rental limitations of ADUs. It’s important to check with local zoning and building authorities to understand the specific rules and regulations in your area if you’re considering purchasing one of our ADUs for your property.