Moving to a new ADU can be so attractive that many seniors choose the smaller home in order to attract higher rent for the main house. For many, an extra $1,000 or $1,500 a month can make a huge difference in their quality of life. In addition to the monetary aspects, a brand new structure can feature amenities of interest to aging seniors or others.
The ADU can have accessible features for wheel chair access, modern heating and cooling, and a kitchen and laundry with new, efficient appliances. The windows will function properly and today’s energy codes make sure the house will be comfortable and affordable to heat and cool all year.
Keeping the same neighborhood is important to many. By moving to the backyard, you gain a major source of income while keeping the neighborhood contacts that make a community lively.