In January 2017, a new state law made it easier for homeowners to build an accessory dwelling unit up to 1,200-square-feet.

Accessory dwelling units are also known as granny flats or caregiver cottages. SB 1069 is meant to boost affordable housing. Granny flats are not only a solution for families, but they can also be rented.

The bill removes some of the requirements to build a second unit, such as fire sprinklers (if the main house doesn’t require them), new water and sewer hook-up fees, and additional parking if units are within a half mile of public transit or located in an architecturally and historically significant district. It also shortens the time cities can take to issue permits from 120 days to 90 days. While a previous proposal kept to a footprint of 700 square feet, the new law allows second units up to 1200 square feet.

You can even include some custom design choices, such as:

  • Handicapped accessible
  • 36″ door width
  • Grab bars
  • Raised toilets
  • Anti-scald devices
  • Handicap ramps
  • Chairlifts
  • Walk-in Showers
  • And much more…

There may be some site limitations determined by location and lot size. Permits are a must, but we handle this for you in our design phase. The homes we show on this page reflect some we have installed that are legal in San Diego County.

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1 EP-14401A
1 br, 1 bath
533 sq. ft.

2 EP-14402B
2 br, 1 bath
533 sq. ft.

3 EP-16401A
1 br, 1 bath
625 sq. ft.

4 EP-14482A
2 br, 1 bath
640 sq. ft.

5 EP-16441A
1 br, 1.5 bath
687 sq.ft.

6 EP-14522A
2 br, 2 bath
683 sq. ft.

7 EP-14562A
2 br, 2 bath
748 sq. ft.

8 EP-14602A
2 br, 2 bath
800 sq. ft.

9 TW-20402a
800 sq. ft.
2 bedroom, 2 bath

10 TW-20402B 800 sq. ft.
2 bedroom, 2 bath

11 EP-16522B
2 br, 1 bath
812 sq. ft.

12 EP-16522A
2 br, 2 bath
812 sq. ft.

13 EP-16563A
3 br, 2 bath
875 sq. ft.

14 EP-14663A
2 br, 2 bath
880 sq. ft.

15 TW-20442A
2 bedroom, 2 bath
880 sq. ft.

16 EP-16582A
2 br, 2 bath
906 sq. ft.

17 EP-16602A
2 br, 2 bath
937 sq. ft.

18 EP-16603B
3 bedroom, 2 bath
937 sq. ft.

19 DVS-2440A (multi-section)
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
946 SQ FT

20 TW-20482A
3 bedroom, 2 bath
960 sq. ft.

21 TW 20482B
2 bedroom, 2 bath
960 sq. ft.

22 EP-18562A
2 bedroom, 2 bath
973 sq. ft.

23 EP-16683A
3 bedroom, 3 bath
1002 sq. ft.

24 TW-20522C
2 bedroom, 2 bath
1040 sq. ft.

25 TW-20523A
3 bedroom,2 bath
1040 sq. ft.

26 TW-20523B
3 bedroom,2 bath
1040 sq. ft.

27 TW-20603C
3 bedroom, 2 bath
1040 sq. ft.

28 TW-20563B
3 bedroom, 2 bath
1120 sq. ft.

29 TW-20583a
3 bedroom, 2 bath
1120 sq. ft.

30 DVS-2448A (multi-section)
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
1136 SQ FT.

31 TW-20603A
3 bedroom, 2 bath
1160 sq. ft.

32 DVS-2844A (multi-section)
3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths
1173 SQ FT.

33 TW-20603B
3 bedroom, 2 bath
1200 sq. ft

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