Carriage Houses Northwest builds beautiful, functional backyard cottages. They are typically referred to as Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs). We’re big fans of their original name, Carriage Houses! Whatever you prefer to call it, a Carriage House is designed to provide extra space, separate from your primary residence.
With home prices continuing to soar to record highs, there are many reasons to consider a backyard cottage. In our experience, the top 3 reasons are:
Whatever your needs are, we can help! There’s a lot to consider and you want a partner with experience building and placing backyard cottages: site research & plans, permits, foundations, cottage design and construction. It can be daunting to think about all these variables. Carriage Houses NW has helped many customers through this maze and we would love to help you as well!
Additionally, there are some great resources available on the web for people considering a backyard cottage. A few in particular we really like:
MuchADU – This site is designed to help people in the Pacific Northwest determine if their property is eligible for a detached (or attached) accessory dwelling unit. Their database began in Seattle and has now been extended to areas around King & Snohomish Counties.
Accessory Dwellings – A one-stop source about accessory dwelling units, multigenerational homes, laneway houses, carriage houses, granny flats, in-law units.
City of Seattle – Stay up to date on Seattle’s efforts to increase the number backyard cottages by lowering the barriers to adoption. These are exciting developments and it is likely that other communities throughout the PNW will follow suit.