BACKYARD COTTAGE

Create Value + Opportunity
right in your own backyard

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: 

  • Rental income
  • Mother-in-law suite
  • Home office (especially in these Covid 19 times when so many people are working from home)

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.

ADUniverse – Great information regarding backyard cottages (DADUs). Seattle has pre-approved 10 cottage designs for fast-tracked approval and construction, including plans for our Magellan Series.

DADU kitchen
backyard cottage with murphy bed
DADU  interior
DADU home show
DADU siding
DADU siding
cottage kitchen
cottage living space
DADU quartz
DADU shower
DADU shower
backyard cottage without overhang
CHNW detached accessory dwelling unit
DADU floor plan

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Floor Plan

Backyard Cottages Marysville wa