Amazing: ADU poem written by Open AI just made my day


That’s so cool! I asked Chat GPT to write a poem about ADU and here what it has to say: A small dwelling, attached or apart Providing housing for the heart A solution for the urban sprawl A way to add a home for all It’s a versatile design, so smart With an ADU, we play our part To address …

Practical money saving techniques for an ADU

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An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) can be a great way to add value to your property and provide additional income. However, the construction and maintenance of an ADU can also be a significant financial investment. Here are some practical money-saving techniques to consider when building and maintaining your ADU: 1. Shop around Shop around for materials and labor: Don’t be …

Avoid ten important things when planning your ADU


An ADU, or accessory dwelling unit, is a small, separate living space on a property that can be used as a rental unit, a home office, or a space for family members or guests. While ADUs can be a great way to add value to your property and provide additional income, there are several things to avoid when planning your …


Ideas for simple floor plan of an ADU


In the last 15 years I have developed over 50 different ADU plans for my clients in Los Altos, Palo Alto, Cupertino and San Jose and they are all different.

How much does an ADU cost in The Bay Area?

With housing prices soaring, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) have become increasingly popular in California. For renters, they can be a more affordable option. For homeowners, they can generate rental income or host friends or family separately but within reach. If the ADU trend has gotten you thinking about building one, you might be wondering, “How much does an ADU cost …

ADU – New Accessory Dwelling Laws

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ADU – New Accessory Dwelling Laws. California enacted laws in regards to Accessory Dwellings that went into effect January 1, 2020. Most Bay Area Counties updated their Ordinances to reflect these new laws in March of 2020. Santa Clara Ordinance No. NS-1200.371 See our ADU models that can be easily modified to fit your backyard. Sometimes referred to as “in-law units” or …