ColoradoBiz Magazine reports on Sidekick Homes from Kephart Living:
Sidekick specializes in ADUs, or accessory dwelling units. They're anti-McMansions, small — sometimes tiny — living quarters built for backyards of existing homes, typically for aging relatives. Hence, they’re sometimes called "mother-in-law" or "granny" flats.
That's a great niche for modular construction.
The article included some local details:
One complication for the backyard ADU business is that zoning rules vary among municipalities and neighborhoods. ....
"They’re promoted by cities like Arvada [Colorado] as a way to help with the affordable housing issue and the issue of housing the aging population, which are both coming together pretty strongly right now," Kephart says.
In Denver, ADUs are allowed only in neighborhoods zoned for mixed use, such as Stapleton...
price: $75,000 - $200,000
size: 400 - 1160 square feet
owner Michael Kephart launched Sidekick Homes early this spring
The best part:
They're ... pre-built and trucked from the factory to the home site with everything from the ceiling fixtures to the kitchen counters intact.
Author: Mike Taylor
Publication: ColoradoBiz Magazine
Section: Small Biz
Length: 686 words
Date: September 30, 2008