These Trendy Mother-in-Law Units Are Redefining What a Tiny Home Can Be
Backyard ADU’s are an efficient, cost-effective, and increasingly popular way to add both living space and value to your home. This is especially true here in Portland, Oregon, where local zoning laws have been streamlined for ADU construction in order to encourage more homeowners to build them. If you have been considering a backyard ADU for your own home but are unsure where to begin, let these stylish and innovative tiny home examples guide you in the right direction.
1. Modern Farmhouse Exterior
The front of this ADU pairs woodgrain double doors with white sconces, resulting in a modern take on traditional barn house architecture. The white trellis above the entryway provides ample countryside charm and an opportunity for hanging plants to frame the home’s entrance.
2. Mid-Century Modern Guest House
This impeccably decorated tiny home offers overnight guests and family members a relaxing environment when visiting your city. The loft-style bedroom allows for an efficient and roomy floorplan that includes a living room and full kitchen.
3. Minimalist Retreat
This tiny home offers a neutral minimalist exterior paired with warm color tones on the inside. The tranquil surrounding garden area gives this ADU a mindful, zen-like appeal.
4. Triangle Family-Sized Home
This unique (and very large) ADU offers a stylish, modern design with a second story. Large enough to fit a family, this design makes good use of affordable and sustainable materials.
5. Charming Creative Cabin
This woodgrain-heavy design combines a unique architectural profile with an airy, open floor plan. The result is an inviting backyard cabin that would serve as an ideal office or workspace for writers, artists, and other creative individuals.
6. Two-Story Family Dwelling
An oversized, geometric portico gives this loft-style ADU plenty of modern appeal. This design approach results in an affordable yet stylish solution for growing families in need of additional living space.
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