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It is no more a secret; affordable housing in Metro Texas areas is in short stock. People all across the nation are seeking viable solutions for an affordable life. In an era where affordable housing is scarce, the rise of secondary homes is the right answer.
ADU– accessory dwelling unit- is the cue in this case. It is a small outbuilding that is also known as back houses, granny flats, garage apartments, or mother-in-law suites. These houses are independent and can be used with full kitchens and baths. You can either attach them to your main house or let it be a free house standing within your territory. ADUs can also function as a yoga studio, an extra bedroom, or a complete home office.
For an average ADU, the range is from 600 square feet to up to 1,200 square feet. It can depend on the state as well as the municipality. These cute secondary residences have become a popular alternative in high-demand areas of Metro Texas and all over the nation. There is a significant rise in the ADU trend as local governments are significantly passing measures, making it easier for homeowners to build and rent out an accessory dwelling unit.
According to Kol Peterson, creator of the “Building an ADU” online guide and author of the Backdoor Revolution; there are 25,000 to 100,000 permitted units and several million unpermitted ones in the country.
The main idea behind ADUs is not a new one. They have existed for a long time. But the rise of ADUs came into the limelight recently due to the fact that many metropolitan areas are experiencing significant housing pressure.
MAJOR REASONS OF THE RISE OF ADU:
Below are some of the major reasons responsible for the appraisal of ADUs:
- Being smaller than the standard housing size, ADUs are of low impact in terms of energy and infrastructure.
- They are built in the central core hence; tiny houses have good accessibility.
- Homeowners can easily blend an ADU into existing neighborhoods (as many of them are not even visible from the main street).
- ADUs are capable of diversifying the rental/housing stock in a neighborhood, while on the other hand, they generate income for the homeowner.
- They are a great housing choice for aging parents, adult children, friends, renters, extended families, etc.
As the population is increasing day by day, and people continue to age making longer life spans increasingly common, the need for ADUs is gaining more attention. Countless communities all across the nation are implying that they need to allow better expansion of ADUs in order to address affordable housing concerns.
Localities, states, along with top tiny home builders such as Small House Solutions, are playing a major part to seek out and come up with ways to make ADUs a more widely available option in the Metro Texas areas.
If you are planning to add an accessory unit to your main residence, Small House Solutions can provide you a complete solved guide for your new tiny love corner. Being one of the top qualified and affordable tiny house consultants+builders in Austin and other Texas Metro Areas, we can accompany your next small house project from start to finish, answering all your possible questions. Design, develop, and build with us!
Another factor that is often overlooked is the weight of the structure. Especially for a tiny house trailer, how much everything weighs is a matter of more significant importance than you might have thought.
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