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What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)? Everything You Need to Know


Are you looking for a way to increase the value of your property, add rental income, or create a space for multi-generational living? If so, you might want to consider building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU).




An ADU is a self-contained living unit that is either attached or detached from the main house on a single-family residential lot. It can be used as a rental unit, guest house, home office, or living space for family members. And also separate entrances for privacy ADUs are becoming increasingly popular in many cities and states across the US as a way to address the housing shortage, provide affordable housing options, and promote sustainable development. They are also known by other names such as granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages, or carriage houses.


There are several types of ADUs that you can choose from depending on your needs, budget, and local zoning regulations. They include:


Detached ADUs: These are standalone units that are built in the backyard or garage of the main house. They can be one or two stories and can range from 400 to 1,200 square feet.


Attached ADUs: These are units that are attached to the main house either as an addition or a conversion of an existing space such as a basement or garage.


Junior ADUs: These are small units that are created within the main house and share some facilities such as a kitchen or bathroom with the main house. They can be up to 500 square feet.


In conclusion, ADUs are a great way to add value, flexibility, and functionality to your property. They offer a range of benefits such as extra income, privacy, and accessibility.


In addition, Deepblue can provide a faster way to install ADU, with our unique folding system. The construction labor cost becomes higher and higher. Our foldable house provides a solution to help you reduce local time and labor costs. We will pre-finish 70% parts of the house in our factory, and pre-install parts of the structure, walls, floorboard, electrical and plumbing, windows, etc. And then fold it to ship in a normal container. Overall, if you want to build ADUs, foldable houses will be a good choice. It provides a range of benefits, such as fast installation, flexibility, affordability, etc.




If you're interested in knowing more, pls feel free to contact us, which can guide you through the process and help you make informed decisions.

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