Permitting Your Portland ADU: A Step by Step Guide

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”

Choosing Materials for Your ADU

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”