This is one of those projects that when you look at the before photos the transformation doesn’t seem possible. We were able to turn this clutter-filled garage into a sleek and eclectic rental. The plan was to take the garage and attached guest quarters and remodel the whole space into a 600 square foot one bedroom. In the process, we added a deck to enjoy the San Diego sunshine, solar for the ADU and main home, and a curved archway connecting the ADU to the main home.
This project took 9 months from start to finish. The design took 2 months, permits took 3 months, and the construction took an additional 4 months.
Now, Lynn is using this ADU as a vacation exchange and a rental. The vacation exchange is a fun concept. You can swap your house (or ADU!) for someone looking to vacation in your neighborhood. In popular cities like San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco you can save a lot of money traveling to very cool vacation destinations. Lynn’s exchanged her ADU and stayed in Ireland, St Louis, Oakland, and has plans to visit London when COVID passes.