Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) have seen a burst in popularity over the last few years. This trend is likely due to the staggering rise in U.S. housing prices and numerous states lessening building restrictions for the construction of ADUs.
Just what is an ADU? These units are usually less than 1,000 square feet and are entirely separate and functional living spaces. Sometimes the ADU is inside a house, such as a renovated attic or basement. It can also be attached to a home as a room addition or refurbished garage. Another option is a standalone unit on the property, like a garage or carriage house.
People all over the U.S. are currently scrambling to build ADUs for a variety of reasons.