"This is the best possible starting place when beginning to explore the idea of building an ADU. The class covers almost every possible aspect of ADU's from design, construction and operations and has been a great jumping off point to build my own ADU. Highly recommended."
- Sam Lawhead, Realtor
"Even if you already think you know where to start, THIS is where you should start!"
- James Nielsen, Homeowner
"Even coming from someone who works in the industry--I work at a design firm that specializes in building ADUs--Kol's class still provided me a wealth of new information."
- Sam Sudy, Architect
Hi, I’m Kol Peterson. I’m obsessed with ADUs and helping to get more of them built. I'm thrilled to offer you this online course to help you understand all the steps to developing and building an ADU.
I live in Portland, Oregon, which is the accessory dwelling unit capital of the United States (615 ADU permits issued in 2016). Since building my own ADU, I’ve focused my energies on ADU advocacy and education. I'm the organizer of the only ADU tour in the country, and I'm the author of Backdoor Revolution: The Definitive Guide to ADU Development (scheduled to publish in late 2017). In 2013, my wife and I also opened the Caravan-The Tiny House Hotel, the first tiny house hotel in the world.
I know from personal experience how much building an ADU can improve one's life in terms of financial freedom and lifestyle flexibility. This is likely why you are interested in building one, and this course is going to help you get there.
You’re thinking of building an ADU. But you’ve got questions. You’ve got concerns. And you’ve got some anxiety about the whole thing.
This is exactly how I felt when I built my first ADU. I just wanted to have someone who had been through the process walk me through it step by step. Well, that’s why I built this course and the Building an ADU website.
Here’s what you’ll get:
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