Why Install an Accessory Dwelling Unit?People use Tiny Homes as ADU’s for many reasons, but the most common is their size being less than 400 sf which can fit in most back yards. People use ADU's for rental income and/or to house relatives. Tiny Homes as ADU's are a fast and affordable type of construction, because they do not require purchasing land or major new infrastructure. With rents for a 1 bedroom ranging from $1,500-$2,500 month in many areas of California many people install an ADU to help pay off their primary mortgage or earn extra income. Can you use extra income or do you have a family member or friend that needs a place to live? A Tiny Home aka ADU may be for you!!!
ZoningMany Cities and Counties in California are reviewing their laws and have Tiny Homes aka THOW (Tiny Homes on Wheels) aka Park Models to be permitted as ADUs. So far major Cities and Counties in California are the leaders in the Tiny Home movement.
Check the Tiny Home Industry Association website for updates: https://tinyhomeindustryassociation.org/legislation-california/
Min/Max Building SizesTiny Homes are typically limited to 400 sf. This does not include loft space of porches which can add up to 200 sf. For a detached ADU, the total floor space area of the ADU should typically not be more than 1200 sf, regardless of the size of the primary residence. Some cities have reduced this to 1000 sf and some rural counties allow more the 1200 sf. Check with Planning/Zoning department of your city to get current allowable sizes. Also new State Law SB9 may allow for larger additional units and lot splits to add up to 4 homes and single family lot.
RentalsCalifornia passed Senate Bill 1069 in an effort to increase the supply of housing to the state. For this reason, any accessory dwelling unit may be used for a long-term rental. In most cities ADU’s cannot be rented out for less than 30 consecutive days.
Accessory Dwelling Units Starting at Price You can find out more information by visiting: https://myadu4less.com/pricing/