Pictured here is one of my projects-in-progress: a 500-square foot Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU, in Ashland’s college district. This 1 BR/1 BA house features an open plan for the living/dining rooms and kitchen and vaulted ceilings throughout.
ADUs are popular in Ashland, and becoming more so. An ADU offers flexibility: it can serve as a rental or lodging for an aging parent—or a returning adult child. I’ve even known couples who decided to move into their ADU and rent out their main house. Since the Recession, I believe people are looking at how they can use their property to generate income, especially as they near retirement.