November 18, 2017

I took my buddy to see a model prefab ADU (accessory dwelling unit). Prefab housing construction is  faster than traditional construction because city inspectors only need to inspect three times, instead of seven times (other inspections are made at the factory)....

November 7, 2017

"In an effort to create more affordable housing units, several laws were passed in September 2016 that became effective as of January 1, 2017. . . . .Accessory Dwelling Unit maximum size: 50% of the habitable ar...

November 6, 2017

Santa Clara zoning regulations have been updated to allow the construction of detached accessory dwelling units up to 1200 square feet. Units can include two bedrooms and one bathroom. For more detailed information on S...

November 3, 2017

ADU Builder was honored to be in attendance and sponsor a booth at the recent YIMBY Party gathering in San Francisco.

YIMBYs are a loosely allied collection of pro-development housing advocates whose acronym stands for "Yes in my backyard". YIMBYs assert that housing co...

November 2, 2017  

Building on the global trend toward co-working spaces, tiny co-living spaces are now the rage in Hong Kong, the world's priciest city. 

October 31, 2017 

The city council voted to reduce the minimum lot size that can have ADUs built on them. The threshold has been changed to 8,000 square feet in R-1 zoning districts and to...

October 26, 2017

It was an honor to meet early ADU pioneer Lady Mei for a tour of the construction site for her new ADU

The lot is a corner lot, which makes it perfectly suited to house an accessory dwelling unit

Approved by the city of San Jose, the 600 sq ft project will include 1 bed...

October 25, 2017 

Key changes to the ordinance include:

  • Minor changes in the maximum allowed floor area of second units, from 1,500 to 1,200 square feet

  • Slight reductions in required parking, and changes in ho...

October 21, 2017

San Francisco has already produced a great deal of information on ADU and its benefits 

October 18, 2017

The City of Palo Alto is encouraging ADU but so far there are only 10 applications. Homeowners should find out more. 

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