Category Archives: ADU Case Studies

The Triple Whammy of ADU Financials (And Why It Might Make Sense to Create an ADU Anyway)

As you can see from the ADU Case Studies, many homeowners recognize the social, environmental, and financial value of creating an ADU on their property. However, our financial system hasn’t quite caught up with the trend. As I talked with … Continue reading

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Why Does Portland Have ALL the ADUs?

As you read through the ADU Case Studies on AccessoryDwellings.org, it may seem like ALL the ADUs in America are centered in the immediate vicinity of Voodoo Donuts. I’m here to assure you that’s not true. It’s really not about the donuts. … Continue reading

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ADU Case Studies Project Update

Over the past two years I’ve had the opportunity to interview more than 60 ADU owners and 20 designers and builders. In 2016 here’s what you can expect: each week on Friday we’ll post a new piece of the ADU Case Studies Project. Continue reading

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Small Home Weekend Wrap Up

What an action-packed weekend it was for little houses! On Friday I enjoyed visiting with other small home advocates and enthusiasts from all across the country at the Build Small, Live Large Summit. Alan Durning of the Sightline Institute and Dee … Continue reading

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Small Home Weekend in Portland

This weekend is jam-packed with small house events! Some folks are even referring to it as Tinypalooza! The Build Small, Live Large Summit on Friday, Nov 6th will take place at Portland State University. I’m moderating the Space Efficient Housing Policy … Continue reading

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Guided ADU (Bike) Tour: The Inside Scoop

Last year I had a blast leading a guided bike tour for Portland’s Build Small, Live Large ADU Tour, so this year I’m doing it again! The ADU Tour sold out last year, so this year it’s expanded to two days. This is … Continue reading

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So Much Blogging – Just Not Here!

Dearly Beloved Readers, I have actually been blogging recently. And prolifically, I might add. But obviously not here. And I don’t necessarily have much to show for it just yet. But there’s so much good stuff to come. (I’ve been … Continue reading

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Second ADU Case Study Goes Live

  In December, I began Coordinating the ADU Case Studies Project  and I’ve had a great time so far talking to ADU owners about their little homes. What a great range of different houses in different styles, built for different purposes by … Continue reading

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