Should you hire a designer, consultant, or design your own ADU? Here we’ll give you an overview of your options so you can decide what’s right for your goals.
In a nutshell, your ADU permit serves as proof that your new space meets the appropriate building codes and satisfies specific safety requirements laid out by Portland’s Bureau of Development Services (BDS). And, as with any bureaucratic procedure, obtaining a building permit can be a complex, lengthy, and often overwhelming process. But we’re here toContinue reading “Permitting Your Portland ADU: A Step by Step Guide”
Recognize interdependence. The elements of human design are entwined with and depend upon the natural world, with broad and diverse implications at every scale. Expand design considerations and recognize distant effects. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, William McDonough, Michael Braungart Why ADU materials matter So, you’ve made the decision to goContinue reading “Choosing Materials for Your ADU”
When you embark on the journey of building an ADU from scratch, you’re going to have to make a lot of big decisions involving very small amounts of space. But here’s the kicker: the goal isn’t just to go high-tech and tiny for the sake of living in less square feet. It’s about minimizing theContinue reading “ADU Design: It’s a Game of Inches”
If the dream of a large house doesn’t resonate, think about putting your time and resources into a smaller, thoughtfully designed home that fits your life.
You have options when it comes to realizing your dreams of living smaller. Curious about ADUs? Here’s some reasons folks choose to go with Accessory Dwelling Units and the basics you’ll need to know as you make your big decisions.
Personal finance situations come in all shapes and sizes. It’s not unusual to end up with a a patchwork of dollars from various sources.
Whatever your needs, converting an existing garage can be a great use of space. Garage conversions come in all shapes and sizes depending on what the future space will be.