seattle backyard cottage blog

Backyard cottages (DADUs) provide opportunities for families, while increasing housing stock density and diversity. Continue reading for more information about Seattle's backyard cottage ordinance or contact us to find out if your lot is eligible for a backyard cottage..

Tuesday, November 2

what is a DADU worth?

 The first questions we often answer for people are what can I build and how much does it cost?  A reciprocal question being asked by homeowners and developers is what is a DADU worth?



This DADU features 2 Bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths and 1,000 sq. ft. plus.  This DADU is currently sold for $931,000.

Some recent DADU sales in Seattle





Monday, November 1

DADU fall open houses

The first questions we often answer for people are what can I build and how much does it cost?  A reciprocal question being asked by homeowners and developers is what is a DADU worth?


A recently completed DADU being sold as a condominium.


Join us for a unique opportunity to view one of a new a cohort of DADU’s being built for sale as condominiums in Seattle. The first DADU features 2 Bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths and 1,000 sq. ft. plus. This DADU is currently on the market for sale. The list price is $849,000.

Address: 8316 30th Ave NW, Seattle, WA (Monday November 1st from 5-7:00pm)

We will have another DADU open house on in Magnolia. This DADU features 1 bedroom/1 bath with the main living space on the 2nd floor and a flex space and garage on the ground floor. The DADU is adjacent to the alley.

Address 3245 27th Ave W, Seattle, WA (Sunday November 7th from noon to 2:00pm)

It is possible to view both DADUs discreetly from the street. Please be respectful of the privacy of the owners.

Wednesday, July 14




Thinking about the long-term use of a home and designing for flexibility is an important part of preparing for an uncertain future. DADUs allow people more flexibility to accommodate a growing family, changing work requirements, and to provide supplemental rental income. DADUs also provide valuable small housing stock in desirable neighborhoods.
Do you want to learn more about DADUs and meet others (virtually) planning to build a DADU? Join Bruce Parker from Microhouse and Stefan Hansmire from Hansmire Builders to learn about what is possible in this unique webinar sponsored by the Phinney Neighborhood Center. In this workshop we will answer questions for people planning to build a backyard cottage, including explanations of what is possible given the new zoning rules. We will also discuss budget ranges for recently completed DADUs and financing options along with case studies.
Thinking about the long-term use of a home and designing for flexibility is an important part of preparing for an uncertain future. DADUs allow people more flexibility to accommodate a growing family, changing work requirements, and to provide supplemental rental income. DADUs also provide valuable small housing stock in desirable neighborhoods.

Register:  Register

Date: Thursday July 15th

Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: $20 Suggested donation to the PNA

Location: Online

Wednesday, June 23

DADU open house July 11th (2-5 pm)

 

Join us a we resume DADU tours.  The 1st cottage we are hosting is a recently completed  2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath on Capitol Hill.  The owner's built this DADU as part of a family compound. Their next adventure is a complete remodel of the main house to add an additional floor and an ADU. In the near term the DADU will be rented out and the owner's are accepting applications. 


What: DADU open house

When: Sunday, July 11th (2-5 pm)

Where: 2419 E Aloha St


The new DADU is located behind the main house and entered via a temporary walkway on the right side of the house. Bring a mask. The DADU is small and the number of people inside will be limited.



Thursday, June 17

upcoming DADU worshops and tours

 As life regains some semblance of normalcy we can again look forward to hosting DADU workshops and tours this summer.  Our next DADU open house will is tentatively scheduled for July 11th.  Our next virtual DADU workshop will be July 15th. We will be announcing details as we move closer to those dates. Contact us through our contact widgit if you would like to be included in our invite list.

This Ravenna DADU is providing room for home schooling and an office  





Thursday, March 4

DADU webinar March 10th





Thinking about the long-term use of a home and designing for flexibility is an important part of preparing for an uncertain future. DADUs allow people more flexibility to accommodate a growing family, changing work requirements, and to provide supplemental rental income. DADUs also provide valuable small housing stock in desirable neighborhoods.

Do you want to learn more about DADUs and meet others (virtually) thinking about building a DADU? Join Bruce Parker from Microhouse and Stefan Hansmire from Hansmire Builders to learn about what is possible in this unique webinar sponsored by the Phinney Neighborhood Center. In this workshop we will answer questions for people planning to build a backyard cottage, including explanations of what is possible given the new zoning rules. We will also discuss budget ranges for recently completed DADUs and financing options along with case studies.

 Register

Date: Wednesday, March 10th

Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: $20 Donation to the PNA

Location: Online




Sunday, February 21

microhouse - featured in the Home section of Seattle Times



SEATTLE DADU, BRYANT COTTAGE
A DADU located in Seattle's Bryant Neighborhood


David built a DADU in the backyard of his daughter and her family and relocated from the Midwest. You can read more about him and other families building ADUs and DADUs to create multi-generational households.



We haven't been able to photograph David's backyard cottage yet but will do so as soon as is safely possible.