Since they are often constructed from existing infrastructure, such as basements or garages, the cost of building an ADU on your property may be more affordable than you might think. Zoning and housing laws have eased up exponentially in the last few years to make building and renting an ADU easier than ever for California homeowners.
This environmentally-friendly form of housing is welcomed by many neighborhoods, as it creates additional living space while offering minimal neighborhood disruption. Many people are on the lookout for affordable housing, and ADUs meet this need while seamlessly integrating into the main residence’s lot.
Since ADUs are constructed on lots that the primary homeowner already owns, homeowners do not have to purchase an extra lot to make passive income through renting. This means that ADUs can offer income to help offset the cost of the homeowner’s living while creating new living opportunities for others.
Overall, ADUs are praised for meeting changing individual housing needs and providing options for empty nesters to relocate without leaving behind beloved neighborhoods. They also help to accommodate young people starting their careers and expanding families who need more local living space.