*ADU Classes and ADU Consultations*

Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit on Your Property in Portland, Oregon 

Register for the next ADU class on Saturday, June 25th

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The next ADU class after June 25th will be held in conjunction with the city-wide ADU Tour on September 17th and 18th. Learn more and register here
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*The class is the best option if you want a thorough overview of the whole development and construction process. Read full class description below.


One-on-one fee ADU consultations

A consult is a good option if you want expert advice to ensure that you can build an ADU on your property before jumping into the design development process, have highly unusual site considerations, are considering several major accessory dwelling options on your site or sites, or have many specific questions around legality, financing, building code requirements, or site constraints. I'll provide personalized financing advice, ADU design considerations for your site, and guide you to your next steps in the ADU development process. I can also provide tailored guidance related to building science, rebates, property tax impacts of ADUs, the new Accessory Structure Zoning Code, timelines etc. 

$75/hr ($150 minimum). Contact me by email me at kol@accessorydwellingstrategies.com you have questions or if you'd benefit from an on-site consultation. 

The ADU Class:

This class is intended for homeowners interested in building an ADU on their property. For most homeowners, building an ADU is not simple or straightforward--it’s essentially the job of being a land developer--- a job that most of us know have ever done, or will likely ever do again.

Think of this class as an on-ramp to the process of designing and building an ADU. This class will open your eyes to the spectrum of content that you'll execute and manage in the course of designing and building and ADU. It is intended to make the whole process and project better by helping you understand the ADU design, management, and building process.

By the end of the class, you will better understand the design/permit/build process, which will save you significant time and money, and will result in a better product--an ADU that will work well for your particular situation. 

In the process of designing and building my ADU, I have become passionate about ADUs generally. I am not a general contractor nor an architect trying to pitch my services to you. I am an ADU advocate, educator, and consultant with a lot of practical information to share about them. The class is full of extremely high-value information that you can't find anywhere else.

As of May, 2016, I've taught this full day class to over 700 people. 2/3rds of the attendees of this class go on to build an ADU.
You’ll Walk Away from the Class Understanding…

  • The design, permitting, and building process
  • Relevant green building concepts, approaches, and certifications
  • Financing, property taxes, rebates, incentives, cost-saving design/build measures, contracts
  • Resources, references and contacts to help you design and build your ADU (including ADU regulations, local building material sourcing recommendations, a budget sample, contract types and more)
You’ll be able to ask (and answer) questions and network with other local homeowners who are considering building an ADU. 




Here's a one minute sample of the class:


 


Logistics
  • The class size is limited.
  • The course cost is $125.
  • The course will be from 9am to 5pm with a short lunch break. The class is going to be a fast-paced course that will cover lots of material. Be prepared with questions and be ready to take notes. I will have some handouts.
  • We will tour two ADUs during this class following lunch.   
  • Oregon Real Estate Agency: 7 CEUs (Topic: Real estate property evaluation, appraisal, or valuation).
Instructor Qualifications 

Here's what one participant had to say of her experience in a recent class. 


Dear Kol, 

It was a real treat meeting you and taking your Saturday seminar.  I am so critical of these types of events and yours was truly superb.  Perhaps the most informative, well-organized day-long conference I've ever been to.  Thank you!

Now, when can you come for a consult?

Warm Regards,

Tiffany

Sample of Responses to the Question: Which section of the class was the most useful?

I have a better understanding of the whole process, and now feel more comfortable with the idea. 

I love the list of steps to build the ADU. The packet is great. I like the discussion re: design/build vs architects. Information regarding costs is very useful. 

Seeing the houses. Talking to builders/owners/architects. 

All of this class was useful, but most useful would be the part giving the particulars around regulations for parking space, height of space, and distances from the property lines

Definition of ADU vs detached bedroom. Understanding the building codes. Seeing some ADUs in process. 

I'm in the beginning stages, so all of this information was invaluable ---to answer questions I have, and to bring up questions that I didn't know I should have. 

Knowing the time frame of potential project phases. True cost of permits and the amount of work that goes into them. 

So much good info! I definitely learned more than I expected to. 

Everything. I appreciate the info on budgeting, permitting, design, construction. 



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