Creating an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

Creating an ADU:  Is it Right For You?

 Are you interested in creating housing for your community while gaining an additional income stream? Have you ever heard of an ADU? Not sure you can afford it or where to begin? We’d like to help!

What is an ADU?

An “Accessory Dwelling Unit” or ADU, often referred to as an “in-law apartment”, is a smaller rental unit on the same lot as the main house. ADU’s come in many forms: they can be created within the existing envelop of the house (e.g. in an attic or a walkout basement); built as an attached extension; built within or attached to a different existing structure (e.g. above a detached garage); or built as a free standing structure.

Want to learn more about creating and owning an Accessory Dwelling Unit? Join our informational session on Thursday, April 18th, 7:00 - 8:00 at the Community Room in the SB Library.

 This event will feature panelists discussing:

  • Different types of ADU’s
  • Financing for ADU’s
  • Zoning and permitting
  • Current ADU owners discussing being a landlord of an ADU
  • Time for Q&A

Light refreshments will be provided. This event is hosted by the Affordable Housing Committee in partnership with the SB Library and AARP. To find more about this event or to join the meeting virtually, go to the South Burlington Library website or call 802-846-4140
This conversation will take place in the library Community Room or join us on Zoom:

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April 9, 2024