Did you know that you can build an accessory dwelling unit on your residential property, as well as a junior accessory dwelling unit?
A California law that went into effect in January of 2020 states that homeowners have the option of building a junior accessory dwelling unit on their properties in addition to a standard ADU. This means you can effectively transform your single-family property into a triplex!
A junior ADU is an attached or garage conversion accessory dwelling unit that can serve as a fully functional residence on an existing residential property. A junior ADU cannot exceed 500 square feet. Additionally, California law states that the owner must reside on the property, either in the main residence or in the junior ADU.
Many property owners are attracted to the prospect of a junior ADU because it is a cost-effective addition that can be completed in a relatively short time – often only between three and six months. If you plan to continue to live in your main residence, a junior ADU could be a good fit.
If you are considering adding a junior ADU to your residential property, here are a few of the guidelines:
EcoSmart Builders specializes in garage conversion ADUs in Los Angeles, providing homeowners with consultation, project management, design, and construction services. For more information about garage conversion, please visit our information page.