Could that cute little backyard cottage solve housing affordability?
Okay, so…no, not by itself.
More and more, though, people are looking to accessory dwelling units — ADUs, for short — to add needed variety to metro Atlanta’s housing stock so that people at different stages of life and income-levels can afford to live here. ADUs provide spaces for more than one household to share a single piece of land — whether it’s an in-law suite, a basement apartment, or a tiny house in the backyard.
In this episode, we talk with Will Johnston of Microlife Institute about why he’s on a mission to get people to dream small. And, we pay a visit a Tiny House Festival, because…um…why not?
Resources for this Episode
- The Metro Atlanta Housing Strategy
- The ABCs of ADUs: presentation from Kronberg Wall and Microlife Institute
- “Graphics: Saving Energy, Carbon with Smaller Homes” -Oregon Public Broadcasting
- City of Atlanta Zoning
- Cherokee County Planning and Zoning
- Clayton County Planning, Zoning & Sustainability
- Cobb County Zoning Division
- DeKalb County Planning and Sustainability
- Douglas County Planning and Zoning
- Fayette County Planning and Zoning
- Fulton County Planning and Community Services
- Gwinnett County Planning and Development
- Henry County Planning and Zoning
- Rockdale County Zoning Administration
What’s Next ATL, produced by the Atlanta Regional Commission, is a community resource that explores how metro Atlanta is growing and changing, and how the region is addressing its most pressing challenges.