NW Renovation magazine features article: “ADUs – Can Granny Flats Save the World?”

Our article describes the homeowner and community benefits of ADUs, alongside a Q&A with realtor David Todd.

The December/January 2010-11 issue of NW Renovation magazine features our article, “Accessory Dwelling Units – Can Granny Flats Save the World?” as well as a nice Q&A piece about ADUs and the market with our friend and green realtor David Todd.  In the article we lay out the multiple benefits to homeowners and the community that ADUs present:

  • Benefit #1: Flexible Living
  • Benefit #2: Affordable and Easy to Develop
  • Benefit #3: Small Footprint
  • Benefit #4: Embedded in Vibrant Neighborhoods
  • Benefit #5: Positive Cash Flow

The article also features nice photos of a pair of ADU projects designed by our frequent collaborators at Departure Design.

The article is available online at NW Renovation’s website, or you can download and view it in pdf form here.  (Or you can find the latest print issue at one of the locale’s listed below.)


P.S.  If you’d like a print copy of NW Renovation, visit:

The ReBuilding Center, N Mississippi Ave.
Salvage Works, 2030 N Willis St.
MetroPaint Warehouse, 4825 N Basin Ave., Swan Island
A-Boy Supply, 4010 NE Broadway
A-Boy Supply, 12550 SW Main St., Tigard
A-Boy Supply, 2671 NW Vaughn
A-Boy Supply, 7365 SW Barbur Blvd.
Hippo Hardware, 1040 E. Burnside
Papa Murphy’s, 3523 NE 15th Ave.
Ecohaus, 819 SE Taylor
Houck’s Process, 712 SE Steele St.
McCoy Millwork, 342 SE Caruthers St.
Pratt & Larson Tile-Stone, 1201 SE 3rd Ave.
Rejuvenation House Parts, 1100 SE Grand Ave.
Schoolhouse Electric, 330 SE Martin Lather King Jr.
Truax Builders Supply, 10949 SE Division
W.C. Winks Hardware, 200 SE Stark
Old Portland Hardware, 4035 SE Division St.
Natural Furniture, 800 NE Broadway
ecopdx Wood Furniture, 2289 N Interstate
Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave.
Do-It-Yourself Heating, 544 SE 78th Ave.
Woodcrafters, 212 NE 6th Ave.
Digs, 1829-B Alberta
Quality Home Building Supplies, 2424 SE 8th Ave.
Restore, 66 SE Morrison St.
Mr Plywood, 7609 Southeast Stark St.

Back to Field Notes