Accessory Dwelling Units are also known as ADUs, In-Law Suits, Granny Flats, Carriage House, and many more names. These are add-ons to the existing house. They can be built as part of the house, on top of the garage, or a separate building right next to the house.
A lot of the time it’s an extra living area for an elderly parent, an adult child trying to save a little on rent, or an extra room to rent out. These ADU’s can typically have their own kitchen and bathroom. This is ideal for someone who wants more of their independence, but still wants to be close to their family. ADU’s can be built for an at-home business too, an office, or a library. These are rooms that may not need the extra kitchen.