Archives of ADU Build

Designs!

A lot has happened in the only twenty days since my last post. We are almost through the design phase with our architecture firm, RadLab. Due to the cost of the site work (e.g. connecting the sewer line, running electric) as well as the scale of a two-story structure in the context of our property, […]
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Preliminary Plans

We’ve officially decided to move forward with a recycled shipping container build and will be working with the architecture firm RadLab, who have a lot of experience with this type of project. There are a few preliminary steps I’ve taken to get things moving. As part of the project, we will be replacing a fence […]
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Introduction to ADUs

I’ve decided to record my journey of building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in the City of San Diego due to the general lack of other resources I’ve found in researching this topic. Background on the Project My partner Cris and I bought our property in Fall 2013. A big selling point was the large […]
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