Verdant Living is a construction firm specializing in ADUs (accessory dwelling units) which are micro-homes often located on one's property. These 'micro-homes' are also known as backyard bungalows, granny flats, or carriage houses.
Over the past few years, ADUs have become more and more popular in cities throughout the United States; Portland, Seattle, and the entire state of California have seen tremendous growth and popularity as zoning and regulation laws have begun to favor ADUs. As more and more cities begin to make similar adjustments the concept of ADUs will start becoming more common in major cities.
An accessory dwelling unit, usually just called an ADU, is a secondary housing unit on a single-family residential lot. The term “accessory dwelling unit” is an institutional-sounding name, but it’s the most commonly-used term across the country to describe this type of housing. While the full name is a mouthful, the shorthand “ADU” is better.