FAQ

Below you will find some answers to popular questions

that we hear at our events.

What would YOU like to know about ADU?

How to become a landlord?

If this is the first time you are considering to become a landlord, there is a solution. The Landlord Certification course will focus on both the advantages of being a landlord as well as the duties and laws that you must follow to be successful. From finding tenants to the business of being a landlord,Continue reading “How to become a landlord?”

Building without scope of work is a recipe for disaster.

Scope of work in construction is jargon for a recipe. You start building when you have scope of work under control. Doing so without one is a recipe for disaster. And that might be a very expensive mistake when it comes to construction in the Bay Area. (For disclosure, correct scope of work is the reason HomeWiP hadContinue reading “Building without scope of work is a recipe for disaster.”

ADU in the East Bay?

We have just spent an engaging hour with Loni Gray, ADU advisor and Catalyst – she has been helping homeowners add space with ADUs in Oakland and surrounding areas. If you have missed the event, and would like to learn more about Loni, please check out her website. She has also shared a wonderful resourceContinue reading “ADU in the East Bay?”

Is modular construction better?

Have you always wondered if modular construction is an environmentally better option? Building Green has recently did a write up on 13 potential sustainability benefits of modular construction. In case you are wondering, what is Building Green: BuildingGreen, Inc. is an independent, mission-based consultancy and publisher based in Brattleboro, Vermont. For over 20 years, BuildingGreenContinue reading “Is modular construction better?”

Can ADU be 2 stories?

Depends. If it is a detached ADU, and you have a two story main house, then the answer is likely YES! If the main house is one story, then the answer is now, but a loft space might be possible – depending on the maximum allowed height in your municipality.

The guru of ADU land

If one could name just one ADU advocate, it will definitely be Kol Peterson. The resource that he had collected over the years is incredible. He is thorough. His advice on planning is 10 steps. The best part: Take your time with the design. Go back and forth with your designer and your builder, andContinue reading “The guru of ADU land”

Resource: AARP on ADU

It is no surprise that AARP is an avid supporter of ADUs. After all, AARP’s mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. They have collected an impressive resource on the subject. In case you are wondering, AARP stands for the American Association of Retired Persons.

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