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Acronyms evolving in the ADUs marketplace

Since ADU stands for Accessory Dwelling Unit, now we also have JADU which stands for Junior ADU, which is a living space less than 500 square feet within a single family home.

Additionally, we have a DADU, which stands for Detached ADU.

You have perhaps heard the term NIMBY, which stands for Not In MY Back Yard, and the corresponding attitude "Nimbyism".  Conversely, we also have the term YIMBY, which means Yes In MY…

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NEW LAWS TO MAKE ADUS LESS EXPENSIVE, EASIER TO BE APPROVED

 APPLICATIONS ARE FLYING IN MANY CITIES

Big news in California:

SB 13 No more impact fees for units 750 square feet or less! This is huge. The Turner center at UC Berkeley was involved in a study and they said that impact fees were getting in the way of building ADUs so the state just eliminated them. 

No more owner occupancy requirements (for 5 years)!  The 5…

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Greenhouses as ADUs as well as traditional use

Greenhouse livingroom
Greenhouse

I love it when a living space brings nature in from outside and takes one out into nature while inside, at the same time!


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