Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are an affordable type of infill housing. They are small, include a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, and can be either attached or detached from the main house on the property.


Success of Seattle Backyard Cottages

Seattle's Backyard Cottages Program was highlighted in a recent USA Today article.

"The point is not just to allow the cottages, but to encourage them. 'I want to preserve rural areas around Seattle, and I don't want the suburbs continuing to march on without any limits. One way to do that is to add more density to these inner-city neighborhoods,' says Stoeck, 47, an architect."

Here's a little video about BYCs:

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This blog was created as an online resource for information on ADUs and other uses of small home design by Cameron Hostetter for an independent learning contract at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.