ADUs, the Golden Girls, & Senior Living Solutions
ADU Course at the College of Marin
It’s my secret fantasy to one day live with my old college roommates, lounge by the pool while sipping fruit smoothies, live and laugh together like the old days. My husband thinks he’s going to outlive me, but if he doesn’t I’m planning to reunite with my girlfriends, and split up a SFH into a main unit, an ADU, and a junior unit too . . . that way we can co-habitate in harmony without driving one another nuts. Check out this recent NYT op-ed about alternative retirement solutions and ponder how ADU’s improve the solution. Those Golden Girls were well ahead of their time!
Photo: NBC Photofest
Small solutions for a big problem
We’re excited to spread the news of ADU’s through College of Marin’s summer community education offerings. Join us to learn about “Creating a Legal Rent Unit”. Bring your unit ideas and questions for discussion.
Upcoming Sessions: Saturday, July 20, 9:30am-12:00pm; or Saturday, Sept. 28, 9:30am-12:00pm; or Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:30-9:00pm
JADUs Make a Real Difference to West Marin Housing Options
In this SF Chronicle article (April 19, 2019), John King writes about the role of ADUs in addressing the Bay Area’s housing crisis. The article notes that jobs in Marin County grew 13% vs. 2% growth in housing units between 2010-2017, while Sonoma County jobs grew 17% compared to 3% in housing units. No wonder we’re all feeling the pain! Be part of the housing solution - start exploring the possibility of creating an ADU with a Lilypad Homes Feasibility Assessment.
This engaging video by a Point Reyes nonprofit illustrates how both homeowners and tenants benefit from the creation of junior units. It also shows the importance of addressing the lack of housing in our communities, enabling local workers to remain in the communities they love.