Building Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) can bring big advantages for homeowners. They’re known as in-law suites, granny flats, backyard cottages, tiny homes, and more. However, all ADUs have a primary function – to provide an innovative, affordable, and effective option for much-needed living space separate from your main house.
Whether you build the ADU for loved ones, office space, an art studio, or tenants, there are three unique benefits of building an ADU on your property.
1. Provide Housing for Elderly Relatives
Today, more seniors are opting to stay at home rather than live in a retirement community. Often, adult children would like to have their elderly parents nearby but still provide them with living space that preserves their independent lifestyle. Building Accessory Dwelling Units offers the perfect solution for families with aging relatives. They can maintain their independence while they’re still close enough for you to check on and provide assistance whenever needed.
2. Space for Short-Term Guests
An ADU can be a great place to have guests stay for a short while because it offers all the essential needs with privacy. ADUs are designed with small kitchens, bathrooms, and other vital household needs like washers and dryers. An ADU makes hosting guests a breeze.
3. Provides an Opportunity for Passive Income
Many people build an ADU and Junior ADU on their property to help ease the housing shortage and bring in some extra cash. Using your ADU as a rental property makes it easy to keep an eye on the tenants. This is an especially great idea if you live near a big city, a university or a tourist attraction.
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