December 20, 2006

Backyard Cottage, ADU, Casita, Guest House

Need more room in your home and live on a big lot in Portland, Oregon? Consider this: build a Backyard Cottage or an "ADU" (Accessory Dwelling Unit).

Backyard Cottages are detached accessory dwelling units, a separate dwelling on the same lot as a primary residence in a residential zone. In Portland, they can be built to be up to 800 sq. ft in size - depending on the zoning codes, height and location. Backyard Cottages are growing more popular to build since the City of Portland has temporarily waived expensive SDC fee's. The small houses provide: separate (but close) living opportunities for families, increased value to your home, and affordability.

* 2 bedrooms , Master with walk-in closet
* 1 Full Bathroom (a half bath could be added *if* the main house only has 1 or 2 bathrooms, but the additional bathroom would add to the cost slightly.)
* Maximum 800 Sq Ft.
* All permits to the City of Portland
* Double wall 2" x 6" construction with HardiePlank siding
* Electric forced air furnace and water heater (gas available for slight more cost)
* Plumbing for buyers washer and dryer
* Raised panel painted doors and trim
* Custom cabinets
* Tile flooring in the entry, kitchen, laundry and bathroom
* Carpet on all other floors
* 3 centimeter solid granite slab counter-tops in open kitchen
* Tile counter-top in the bathroom
* Stainless steel frig, range, microwave/hood and dishwasher

Plan alteration available

Call us today to help you plan your future: 503-661-0699

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