Upcoming presentations given by Lilypad staff
- If you would like us to talk to your organization about accessory dwelling units, please contact us.
Upcoming classes taught by Lilypad staff
- Increase Your Home’s Value and Potential with an Accessory Dwelling Unit
This course is at Santa Rosa Junior College – check back for upcoming sessions
- Creating a Private Rental Unit
Wednesdays January 31 and February 7, 2018 from 2:10 to 4:00 PM at College of Marin in Kentfield
Tuesdays May 1 and 8, 2018 from 2:10 to 4:00 PM at College of Marin in Kentfield
- Maximize Your Home’s Value and Flexibility with a Legal In-Law Unit
Thursdays October 19 and 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Tam High School in Mill Valley (register)
Wednesdays March 7 and 14, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Drake High School in San Anselmo (tentative dates)
All of the courses cover the same material. Course Description: Do you need extra income? Do you have more home than you need, but don’t want a roommate? Do you need a live-in caregiver? Does your aging parent or returning child need a place to live? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions and are a homeowner, creating a private accessory dwelling unit (a.k.a. second unit or in-law apartment) could address your need.
Recent changes in state and local zoning code have removed long-standing barriers, making it possible for many homeowners to create legal accessory dwelling units. A simple permitting process has also been introduced to turn a spare bedroom into a “junior” accessory dwelling unit.
Come learn what it would take to create a private living space in your home. Course topics include a description of the various types of units, zoning requirements, financing options, rental considerations, and the steps involved in adding a cottage or transforming a garage, basement, or bedroom into a comfortable living unit. The second class will be an interactive session during which the instructor will answer questions and review layouts of participants’ homes for accessory dwelling unit potential.
Video introduction to junior accessory dwelling units
The Lilypad founder joins a panel of Marin County women to discuss the role junior accessory dwelling units can play in financing life transitions with real estate on the Women on Money television show – May, 2016
Watch the Lilypad founder discuss junior accessory dwelling units at the September 17, 2015 Fairfax Planning Commission meeting (starts 2 minutes and 50 seconds into the recording)