CA town offers free tiny house plans for legal backyard housing…


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Date: March 25, 2019

01) CA town offers free tiny house plans for legal backyard housing


“Looking for a local solution to the California housing shortage, Clovis city planners bypassed legalizing tiny houses on wheels for what they saw as a solution more attractive to homeowners: providing free fee-waived plans for backyard “cottage” homes. The three plan options are for homes 400-square-feet or less, and are available to homeowners with access to an alleyway (a prominent feature of Old Town Clovis). Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), AKA “granny flats” or in-law units, are legal in California, but Clovis Planning Director Dwight Kroll says the savings under their Backyard Cottage program are substantial. He estimates 9 to 10 thousand dollars for the plans, plus a few thousand more to have them approved by the building department. On top of this it can cost another $5000 for water and sewage connection fees (plan participants can avoid this by connecting the new units to existing services).

https://faircompanies.com/videos/can-backyard-tiny-homes-solve-cas-affordable-housing-need/

https://cityofclovis.com/planning-and-development/planning/cottage-home-program/

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