There are Many Types of ADUs
An attached ADU is attached to the main dwelling on a property. This can be done by building it either within or alongside the primary residence.
A detached ADU does not share any common space with the primary dwelling, but is still located on the same property. Oftentimes, detached ADUs are most like single family homes and may even have their own yard spaces too.
A stand-alone ADU is one that has its own foundation and entrance way. Stand alone units are most common in rural areas where there isn’t as much space for lots of development or open land available for homeowners to build homes on.
A backyard cottage is a detached ADU that has its own foundation, entrance way, and living space. They are similar to stand-alone ADUs in the sense that they can be built in rural areas where there isn’t much commercial or residential development.
Garage conversions are oftentimes referred to as carriage houses. This type of ADU is built into an unattached garage on a property, which means it’s usually not visible from the street.
Converted structures can be anything from commercial buildings to churches, retail spaces, or commercial properties. These types of ADUs are built into other existing structures on a property.
There are many advantages to having an ADU on your property, and with the increasing popularity of these units, it’s no wonder that there has been an increase in demand for them. If you’re interested in building one on your property, be sure to consult with a professional who can help guide you through the process. These options make it easy for home builders to provide homeowners with a solution that best fits their needs and tastes.