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Granny Flats, Casitas, and Guest Houses, San Diego CA | Over 25 Years Experience | TR Construction
Granny Flats, Casitas, and Accessory Dwelling Units In response to San Diego’s housing shortage, the city is working on making it easier and cheaper to build granny flats or secondary living units. Granny flats are a great way to offset the cost of your home, take advantage of the high cost of rent in San Diego County, or give yourself a little more privacy if you have a multigenerational home. What is a Granny Flat? Although it is called a granny flat, it doesn’t mean your grandma has to live there. They are often used by grandparents, young adult children, nannies, houseguests, and (depending on zoning laws) renters. A granny flat is a secondary, self-contained living area built on the property of a single-family home. Sometimes they are called casitas, guest houses, accessory dwelling units (ADU), mother-in-law units, pool houses, in-law apartments, bonus units, accessory apartments, or secondary living units. They usually have a kitchenette, bathroom, and private entrance. Depending on the size and design, they may be all one room like a studio apartment or they can have a bedroom and separate living area. What are my Design Options for a Granny Flat? A granny flat can...