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The One Thing You Can Do To Prepare To Build an ADU

Have you been thinking about adding an accessory dwelling unit to your house? Have you been thinking about building an in law unit, or a backyard cottage?

You have several options:

  • you can do tons of research yourself,
  • or you can plunge headlong into designing it yourself,
  • or you can hire a contractor who may not know what he’s doing,

All at great risk of getting yourself into a quagmire.

Or you could take my, soon to be released, accessory dwelling unit class, Accessory Dwelling Units And You. It’s a cheesy course title, but it does sum up what the class is about.

The class is a comprehensive look at accessory dwelling units. What they are, how cities regulate them, what the design challenges are, what the design process is like, how much they can cost, and provides case studies of accessory dwelling units from my own office.

The people who take this class will be prepared with real information that will keep them focused on their goals, without getting bogged down in bureaucracy, time delays, or cost overruns. In short, if you take this class, you will be miles ahead of most people who undertake building and accessory dwelling unit not knowing what they’re getting themselves into.

The concept of an accessory dwelling unit is simple, but executing them can be very difficult and tricky given the planning and building code requirements. Knowing these things in advance can save you thousands of dollars, if not tens of thousands of dollars, and months on your schedule.

I am currently in the process of recording each of the short videos that make up the class. The online class is made up of six different modules. Each module is several videos long. I’m about halfway through recording all of the different videos. It will take me another couple of weeks to wrap things up.

If this is something you might be interested in, please go to my sister website,, and sign up to get a free copy of my fact sheet. The fact sheet is about the benefits that you can gain by building an accessory dwelling unit in your home or on your property.

When you sign up to get the fact sheet, I will put you on the mailing list of people to be notified when the classes available. I will be launching the class at a greatly reduced price. The early bird does get the worm!

So if you’re interested in building an accessory dwelling unit go to and sign up to get your free copy of my fact sheet. Then you will not miss the savings when I launch Accessory Dwelling Units And You.

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