A DADU, or Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit, is a type of small home that can be built on a residential lot as a separate, self-contained living space. Also commonly known as an ADU, or Accessory Dwelling Unit, a granny flat, backyard cottage, backyard house or tiny home, a DADU is a popular choice for homeowners who want to increase the living space on their property without moving to a larger home.
Backyard housing can be used for guests, rental units, or space for adult children or elderly family members to live. DADUs are typically small homes that are built on the same lot as a primary residence, but are separate structures that provide a private and self-contained living space.
DADUs are often built in backyards or side yards as separate structures on a lot. In Seattle, they can range in size from 250 square feet to 1,000 square feet, depending on local zoning laws and building codes. The maximum size in Kirkland is 1,200 square feet. MyKabin offers more than 20 models from a 255 studio to a 1,200 square foot backyard house with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths.