Mar 3, 2022

Housing Shortage or Thought Scarcity?: A Common Sense Proposal


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With low inventory, BOTH buyers and renters are having a challenging time getting into a home. A solution, one would think, is creating more available homes.

A gut reaction would be to build big developments, with large homes or maybe a condo complex. But what if you could build a home on your current property and rent it out?

I see small towns around me push back, and a common reason is "parking". Meanwhile, a quick drive down their streets will show plenty of parking. And get this, the people that would shop in the now almost empty stores in their town wouldn't need to drive there - they would walk.

Another pushback I hear is that a new structure will create too much non-permeable space. It's always an interesting thing to hear from a sector that listens and smiles - but does nothing - when I talk about clean water bills, riparian buffers, and other common sense solutions to a healthy local environment.

The more I learn about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's) the more I see great potential.
Learn more about ADU's at Architectual Digest.