My co-editors (Martin Brown and Kol Peterson) at AccessoryDwellings.org and I have been learning a lot about ADU codes and development over the past couple years. We’ve noticed that:
- Lots of ADU codes that were adopted throughout the country 10-15 years ago are barely getting used; and
- Many communities that have never legalized ADUs are thinking of doing so, often in response to affordability challenges and a trend towards smaller household sizes.
In response, we dove in and wrote a new model code for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) that’s just been released.
If ADUs are not allowed where you live (or are technically legal but no one’s building them), this can be adopted to bring these discreet, affordable, environmentally friendly little homes to your town.