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A Couple Convert Their Parents’ Garage Into a Transforming ADU
Flexibility rules in an airy Southern California garage-turned-ADU that gives two professionals the chance to ride the wave of...
8 Modern In-Law Units
You may recognize an Accessory Dwelling Unit (or ADU) by one of its many other names, including in-law unit, granny flat, laneway...
Budget Breakdown: A Playful, Postmodern ADU in Los Angeles Is Built for $249K
Bunch Design imagines a colorful, dynamic backyard dwelling that looks and feels larger than its 850 square feet.
Budget Breakdown: A Trio of Friends Build a Backyard ADU in Los Angeles for $252K
The 1,000-square-foot dwelling mixes raw and refined materials in a cost-effective strategy.
7 Smart ADU and Additions That Cost as Little as $18K
From a shingled studio in Minneapolis to a two-bedroom guesthouse in L.A., these backyard projects are something to emulate.
Construction Diary: A Self-Taught Designer Makes a Career Switch After Building an Artful ADU
An advertising strategist in Portland, Oregon, builds a minimalist retreat in her own backyard—and launches her own design...
This Bright and Airy Backyard Cottage in Los Angeles Feels Like a Cabin in the Woods
Originally an ADU for aging parents, this cottage in Solano Canyon is at once lofty and snug.
6 Prefab Companies Ready to Build Your New Backyard Office
These prefab ADUs are the perfect solution for those in need of a separate home office.
5 Utah Prefab Companies Ready to Build Your Next Home
From A-frames to ADUs, these prefab, modular, and kit homes are available for installation in Utah’s diverse landscape.
An Architect Builds a Svelte Backyard Tiny Home for His Mom
Architect Peter Liang’s 265-square-foot ADU sits in his sister’s backyard in Oakland, California, balancing privacy and...
Budget Breakdown: A Cozy Studio Tops an L.A. Garage For $220K
Spurred by a recent state law aimed at easing California’s housing shortage, a Los Angeles family turns to architect Martin...
An Austin Couple Build a 200-Square-Foot Office and Guesthouse in Their Backyard
The husband-and-wife team behind Cedar & Oak Homes dream up a chic, multipurpose ADU.
Plant Prefab and Alchemy Architects Launch Net Zero–Ready Prefabs Starting at $170K
The new lightHouse LivingHomes are Plant Prefab’s smallest modular dwellings to date.
29 Granny Flats That Put Guests Up in Style
From detached studios to separate wings for in-laws, these granny flats give Grandma the royal treatment.
KitHAUS Just Launched a New Line of Prefab Homes—and They Start at $88K
KitHAUS unveils their largest k-series prefabs to date.
A New Start-Up Wants to Build a Tiny House in Your Backyard For Free
Rent the Backyard is building prefab homes in empty yards to provide affordable housing—and they'll split the profits with...
18 Cushy Rooms That Rock the Fat Furniture Trend
With their soft, organic shapes and plump proportions, these sofas and chairs are begging us to sink right in.
Yves Béhar Teams Up With Plant Prefab to Launch a New Line of Tiny Houses
The LivingHomes YB1 is a new customizable tiny house that can be built in a month and installed in a day.
This Tiny, Icelandic-Inspired Prefab Could Ease the Housing Shortage in Los Angeles
Design studio Minarc launches Plús Hús, a tiny prefab dwelling starting at $37,000 that offers an affordable, environmentally...
Budget Breakdown: A Portland Couple Design and Build a Compact Home For $222K
An architect and construction engineer couple build a sustainable, 624-square-foot abode for $221,580—here's how the numbers add...