Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) go by various names such as second units, in-law units, granny flats, backyard homes, and casitas. These are independent homes constructed on the same property as another home. ADUs offer several benefits, including expanding California’s housing inventory, providing housing for a family member or caretaker, and generating rental income for homeowners. Moreover, the California State Legislature has recently passed laws that simplify the process of building an ADU on your property. To determine whether your property qualifies for an ADU and to explore ADU designs that meet your specific requirements, we suggest you consult with our ADU project manager for detailed information.