Dearly Beloved Readers, I have actually been blogging recently. And prolifically, I might add. But obviously not here. And I don't necessarily have much to show for it just yet. But there's so much good stuff to come. (I've been prepping for my tiny house build, too, so things are going to get even more exciting around here very soon!)
And a motive. (I'm helping other people tell their small living stories.)
So please let me explain...
Since December I've been Coordinating the ADU Case Studies Project, which means I've had the opportunity to interview the owners of granny flats, backyard cottages, and garage apartments to learn about their inspirations, challenges, and triumphs. Each of these homeowners has created a second home of 800 square feet or less on their property. I've now had the pleasure of working with more than 30 homeowners to help them tell their ADU story. I've learned a great deal about the impacts of regulations, incentives, and design guidelines. And I've heard some really wonderful stories about how ADUs have provided flexibility for the sandwich generation and increased the supply of affordable infill housing. At this point we've published nine ADU Case Studies on AccessoryDwellings.org, there's one ready to go live on Friday, and there are many more in the queue. Here are the ones that are already live:
- Michael Klepinger’s ADU: Ellen Bassett’s Garden Cottage
- Jeff McCaffrey & Beth Bonness’s ADU: Hawthorne Guesthouse
- Wally & Lara Jones’ ADU: Keeping Good Neighbors
- Lissa & Matt’s ADU: Planning for Our Sons’ Future
- Jill’s ADU: A Home of Her Own
- Stephen Williams’ ADU: An ADU on the Alley
- Susan Moray’s ADU: Updating History in Ladd’s
- Scott Powers’ ADU: 3 Generations at Home
- Kol Peterson’s ADU: A Backyard Home
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Meanwhile, I've also been helping 31 Voices for the Tiny House Movement get settled into their role as regular contributors to TinyHomes.com. TinyHomes provides a venue for tiny house designers, dwellers, builders, and enthusiasts to share their love of tiny homes. February was our first month with daily posts. (We've got a couple openings for regular contributors so if you'd like to claim one, please let me know!) Another exciting update is that we are now accepting profiles. You can create a Personal Profile to shout your love of tiny houses loud and proud. And since tiny homes have plenty of character (and often their own names, like Sweet Pea and Bayside Bungalow) you can also create a Tiny Home Profile to show off your tree house, studio apartment, backyard cottage, etc.